Beat the Streak Daily Update April 22

Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season — and the $5.6 million reward is still up for grabs.

The concept is easy — select one gamer (or 2) every day who you believe will get a hit. The goal — go beyond Joe DiMaggio’s record-long 56-game striking streak — is a bit more difficult.

Let’s take a closer at the action from the other day and today:

Longest active streak: 21 (cfurst)

Longest season streak: 21

Longest streak all-time: 51

Most popular choices (the other day)
1. Juan Soto, Nationals (9.3%)
2. Ketel Marte, D-backs (7.9%)
3. Corey Seager, Rangers (7.5%)
4. Gio Urshela, Twins (5.1%) *
5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (3.8%) *
* – Recorded a hit

Most popular choices (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (10.4%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (5.5%)
3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (4.2%)
4. Starling Marte, Mets (3.8%)
5. Nick Castellanos, Phillies (3.7%)

José Ramírez, Guardians (vs. Yankees)
Ramírez has at least one hit in all 12 video games this season — and this is the ideal circumstance to connect your virtual striking streak to his real-life strike. The Guardians super star leads all gamers with a blistering .426 typical and his 10 extra-base hits are connected for the most in the Majors. Now, he handles a beginning pitcher in Jameson Taillon who’s permitting a 92.1 miles per hour typical exit speed — however the secret is what takes place to that number when the ball is struck in the air. Taillon’s typical challengers’ exit speed leaps to 101.9 miles per hour on fly balls and line drives, quickly the greatest amongst any pitcher in MLB. This is as great an area as any for Ramírez to extend his streak to 13 — and yours to another than whatever it is now.

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (vs. Rockies)
This is absolutely nothing more than a gut-feeling choice. Cabrera gets in the day sitting simply one hit shy of signing up with the 3,000-hit club and it figures to be another extraordinary environment at Comerica Park with the Rockies pertaining to town. Cabrera had a three-hit night on Wednesday to get to 2,999 prior to going 0-for-3 and being purposefully strolled — much to the irritation of the home town fans — in Thursday’s ending versus the Yankees. Cabrera appears more like the type to come out and blast a homer to get to 3,000 than to let the pressure keep him at 2,999 a lot longer.

Seiya Suzuki, Cubs (vs. Pirates)
His on-base streak ended on Thursday, however Suzuki had actually reached base securely in each of his very first 12 profession video games, while striking .343 (12-for-35) with 4 crowning achievement. He’s likewise worked 13 strolls because period, great for a .520 on-base portion. Now clearly strolls will not assist you in regards to extending your streak, however that simply goes to reveal Suzuki’s extraordinary plate discipline. That must can be found in useful versus Pirates starter José Quintana, who has actually enabled 10 hits in 9 1/3 innings while acquiring as lots of strolls (5) as strikeouts. Look for Suzuki to absolutely no in on his pitch and maximize it.

Blue Jays (vs. Astros)
OK, so no one is going to blame you if you still wish to roll with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., however Toronto does draw a hard match here with Justin Verlander. The two-time Cy Young Award winner might not be on the very same level as he was for his 2 no-hitters versus the Blue Jays — and Toronto is an extremely various group than the ones that were no-hit — however Verlander has actually looked sharp through 2 starts in his return from Tommy John surgical treatment. He has a 0.69 age while acquiring 15 strikeouts and permitting just 6 hits over 13 innings.

Pirates (vs. Cubs)
This might definitely simply be a case of a little sample size, however Drew Smyly has actually not yielded much tough contact — or a single run — through 2 starts this season. Smyly is permitting a typical exit speed of simply 77.9 miles per hour average, which is the very best amongst all pitchers — and it’s not even close (the next most affordable is 80.3 miles per hour). Pittsburgh’s offense has actually carried out decently well this season, however it might be best to prevent the Bucs today up until we see more from Smyly.

NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS

Nick Castellanos (Phillies): 7-for-13 (.589), 5 XBH, 2 K’s vs. Freddy Peralta

Matt Chapman (Blue Jays): 1-for-18 (.056), 1 HR, 9 K’s vs. Justin Verlander

Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox): 2-for-17 (.118), 3 K’s vs. Corey Kluber

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