Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season — and the $5.6 million reward is still up for grabs.
The concept is easy — choose one gamer (or more) 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: 29 (rod666)
Longest season streak: 29 (rod666)
Longest streak all-time: 51
Most popular choices (the other day)
1. José Iglesias, Rockies (20.5%)*
2. Connor Joe, Rockies (9.2)*
3. C.J. Cron, Rockies (7.7)*
4. Tim Anderson, White Sox (7%)
5. DJ LeMahieu, Yankees (4.5%)*
* – Recorded a hit
Most popular choices (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (9.2%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.4%)
3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (4.2%)
4. José Iglesias, Rockies (4%)
5. Michael Brantley, Astros (3.8%)
Josh Bell, Nationals (vs. Rockies)
Today provides a best storm to no in on the Nationals-Rockies contest at Coors Field and shut out, well, almost whatever else. Not just are alternatives currently restricted with simply a 10-game slate, however the pitching match in Colorado pits Aaron Sanchez (12 hits allowed 9 1/3 innings) versus Antonio Senzatela (33 hits in 19 2/3 innings). That corresponds to 15.1 hits per 9 innings — the greatest rate amongst any pitcher to deal with a minimum of 85 batters this season. As for Bell, the one-time All Star is off to a hot start, batting .349/.446/.523 with 18 RBIs through 25 video games. The punching very first baseman should not have any difficulty putting the ball in play versus Senzatela.
Juan Soto, Nationals (vs. Rockies)
Soto is likewise a strong alternative for all of the factors pointed out above. He’s still wanting to strike his stride this season, however it’s never ever a bad concept to depend on Soto, particularly in a beneficial pitching match.
C.J. Cron, Rockies (vs. Nationals)
On the opposite of things, Cron remains in an excellent area to continue his remarkable start to the season. Cron has actually pinched hit both power and average up until now this year (9 crowning achievement and .304 average) and now gets a face-off not simply versus Sanchez and his 6.75 AGE, however — when he runs out the video game — a Nationals bullpen that is enabling a .249 challengers’ batting average (fourth-highest in MLB).
Note: There are definitely a lot of other attracting alternatives beyond simply the Nationals-Rockies face-off, however if there’s ever a day to secure on one match, this appears to be the one.
Mariners (vs. Rays — Shane McClanahan)
Though the Mariners are the ones presenting the ruling AL Cy Young winner in Robbie Ray, it’s really the opposite of the match that we’ll be preventing today. While Ray has a 4.15 age and is enabling challengers to strike .234 this season, Tampa Bay starter Shane McClanahan has actually been lights-out this season. He leads the AL with 42 strikeouts and is balancing an outrageous 14.0 strikeouts per 9 innings (42 K’s in 27 frames).
NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS
Colin Moran (Reds): 8-for-12 (.667), 2 HR vs. Adrian Houser
Pete Alonso (Mets): 12-for-34 (.353), 7 XBH (4 HR) vs. Aaron Nola
Bryce Harper (Phillies): 3-for-17 (.177), 1 HR, 4 K’s vs. Taijuan Walker
Randy Arozarena (Rays): 2-for-17 (.118), 7 K’s vs. Robbie Ray