Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season — and the $5.6 million reward is still up for grabs.
The concept is basic — choose one gamer (or more) 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 tough.
Let’s take a closer at the action from the other day and today:
Longest active streak: 24 (FinallyCubs16)
Longest season streak: 28 (cfurst, StandPat)
Longest streak all-time: 51
Most popular choices (the other day)
1. José Ramírez, Guardians (8.6%)*
2. Tim Anderson, White Sox (7.1%)
3. DJ LeMahieu, Yankees (5.8%)*
4. Garrett Cooper, Marlins (5.7%)*
5. Manny Machado, Padres (5%)*
* – Recorded a hit
Most popular choices (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (9.9%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.8%)
3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (4.4%)
4. Nick Castellanos, Phillies (3.77%)
5. Michael Brantley, Astros (3.7%)
DJ LeMahieu, Yankees (vs. Royals)
After beginning the season simply 1-for-10 through his very first 4 video games, LeMahieu has at least one hit in 13 of his last 14 video games. Now, he gets a match versus Royals starter Kris Bubic, who ranks in the bottom-10 percentile in whiff portion, chase rate, xBA, xwOBA and xERA — plus, he’s a left-hander. LeMahieu has actually a .319 profession average versus southpaws, consisting of going 8-for-18 (.444) up until now this season.
Pete Alonso, Mets (vs. Phillies)
Alonso will be dealing with a beginning pitcher in Aaron Nola who looked definitely dazzling in his last getaway. The Phillies righty held the Brewers to simply one hit over 7 innings while setting out 9 batters on Sunday night — however that’s not going to stop us here. Nola permitted 3 work on 3 hits — consisting of a double to Alonso — in an April 13 loss versus the Mets. Even with his most current gem, Nola’s metrics suggest he’s still enabling a fair bit of tough contact, and Alonso is 11-for-31 (.355) with 6 extra-base hits (consisting of 3 homers) life time versus Nola.
Tyler Naquin, Reds (vs. Rockies)
For those aiming to get a bit off the beaten course, it’s never ever a bad concept to have a look at Coors Field. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect circumstance tonight. On one side, the Rockies have actually had among the very best offenses in baseball, however they’ll be dealing with fireball-throwing phenom Hunter Greene. On the opposite, the Reds get a good match versus Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela, however Cincinnati is striking simply .197 as a group (29th in MLB). Ultimately, we decided on Naquin due to the fact that Senzatela has actually permitted 26 hits in simply 13 1/3 innings — that’s the second-highest rate amongst any pitcher with a minimum of 10 innings. Meanwhile, regardless of Naquin’s total battles this season, he’s a profession .281 player versus righties (compared to simply .217 vs. left-handers).
Royals (vs. Yankees — Nestor Cortes)
As a pitcher, you do not get a label like “Nasty Nestor” unless you’re doing something right on the mound. Cortes has actually permitted just 7 hits over 15 2/3 innings through 3 starts, all while acquiring 25 strikeouts throughout that period. Opponents are striking simply .132 (7-for-53) versus Cortes — plus, it does not assist that the Royals are striking simply .206 as a group (26th in MLB).
NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS
Pete Alonso (Mets): 11-for-31, 3 HRs vs. Aaron Nola
Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals): 24-for-71, 3 HRs, 7 XBH vs. Madison Bumgarner
Michael Brantley (Astros): 2-for-18, 1 HR, 2 K vs. Yusei Kikuchi
Kyle Tucker (Astros): 0-for-10, 3 K, 1 BB vs. Yusei Kikuchi