Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season — and the $5.6 million reward is still up for grabs.
The concept is basic — select one gamer (or 2) every day who you believe will get a hit. The goal — exceed Joe DiMaggio’s record-long 56-game striking streak — is a bit more tough.
Let’s take a closer at the action from the other day and today:
Longest active streak: 21 (2 individuals)
Longest season streak: 21 (2 individuals)
Longest streak all-time: 51
Most popular choices (the other day)
1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (11.2%)
2. Bryce Harper, Phillies (8.7%) *
3. José Iglesias, Rockies (8.4%)
4. Juan Soto, Nationals (7.6%) *
5. Trea Turner, Dodgers (5.1%)
* – Recorded a hit
Most popular choices (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (12.8%)
2. Starling Marte, Mets (6.9%)
3. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.8%)
4. Manny Machado, Padres (4.5%)
5. Michael Brantley, Astros (4.1%)
Luis Arraez, Twins
Don’t be discouraged by the match with Zack Greinke in this one. Sure, the six-time All-Star and previous Cy Young winner has a 2.45 period through 2 starts, however do not let that fool you — he’s been extremely hittable. Greinke has just one strikeout while permitting 10 hits in 11 innings pitched. He has a whiff portion of simply 12.3% while permitting a hard-hit portion of 48.7%, all while pumping 50.3% of his pitches into the strike zone — an ideal mix for a player like Arraez. Arraez tends to walk around the diamond and he gets plugged in anywhere required, so ensure he remains in the Twins’ lineup prior to locking him in. That stated, he leads Minnesota with 10 hits in spite of beginning simply 7 of the club’s 12 video games — and he’s striking .313 (10-for-32) with 3 extra-base hits in general.
Juan Soto, Nationals
The Nationals are worthy of a long appearance versus D-backs starter Zach Davies, who has actually permitted 11 hits in simply 9 1/3 innings this season. Josh Bell leads the Nats with a .354 average this season, however he’s simply 2-for-18 with 6 K’s in his profession versus Davies. Obviously, that’s not the biggest sample size and should not suffice by itself to guide you far from utilizing Bell, however Soto isn’t precisely the worst option here. Davies does not miss out on numerous bats and he quits a great deal of tough contact, something that ought to play effectively for a person like Soto, who’s client enough to make Davies enter the zone versus him.
Tim Anderson, White Sox
Anderson’s colleague Luis Robert has actually had a fair bit of success versus Guardians starter Zach Plesac, however Robert is hitless in his last 20 at-bats. This might be an area where supervisor Tony La Russa chooses to provide Robert a day to reset, however even if he remains in the lineup, the choice here is Anderson. The White Sox shortstop has at least one hit in 6 of his 8 starts this season and is striking .375 with a .988 OPS in general. Plesac has actually been assaulting the zone through 2 starts, tossing 53% of his pitches in the zone and strolling just one batter in 11 innings. That stated, he ranks in the bottom-quarter of the league when it concerns typical exit speed, hard-hit portion and barrel portion — so anticipate Anderson to attempt to get on a pitch early.
Guardians (vs. White Sox)
It’s tough to inform you to prevent the highest-scoring offense in the Majors, however that’s what we’re doing here. One day after the Guardians set up 11 runs — increasing their season average to an MLB-leading 6.0 runs per video game — they draw a difficult match versus White Sox starter Dylan Cease. Cease has 16 strikeouts in simply 10 2/3 innings through 2 starts this season — which’s no fluke. The righty led all AL pitchers last season with 12.3 strikeouts per 9 innings, and he’s getting right where he ended.
NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS
Francisco Lindor (Mets): 5-for-12 (.417), 2 HR, 1 K vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Luis Robert (White Sox): 5-for-10 (.500) vs. Zach Plesac
J.P. Crawford (Mariners): 7-for-12 (.583), 1 HR vs. Taylor Hearn
Charlie Culberson (Rangers): 6-for-11 (.546), 1 HR vs. Marco Gonzales
Carlos Correa (Twins): 1-for-12 (.083), 2 K’s vs. Zack Greinke
Starling Marte (Mets): 3-for-23 (.130), 0 XBH, 6 K’s vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Josh Bell (Nationals): 2-for-18 (.111), 6 K’s vs. Zach Davies