Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season — and the $5.6 million prize is still up for grabs.
The idea is simple — pick one player (or two) every day who you think will get a hit. The objective — surpass Joe DiMaggio’s record-long 56-game hitting streak — is a bit more challenging.
Let’s take a closer look at the action from yesterday and today:
Longest active streak: 37 (Floyd1)
Longest season streak: 45 (kiyoshilotus26)
Longest streak all-time: 51
Most popular picks (yesterday)
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (13.9%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (11.7%)*
3. Trea Turner, Dodgers (8.2%)*
4. Mike Trout, Angels (7.9%)*
5. Hunter Renfroe, Brewers (6.1%)
* – Recorded a hit
Most popular picks (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (9.7%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.3%)
3. Manny Machado, Padres (4.6%)
4. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (4.49%)
5. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (4.46%)
Kyle Tucker, Astros (vs. Rangers)
Tucker has an .875 OPS vs. right-handers this season, and he’s a .333 hitter with a homer and double in 12 at-bats against Rangers righty Glen Otto, who also has a 4.82 ERA this season.
Rowdy Tellez, Brewers (at Rockies)
Tellez went 2-for-4 with a double in Monday’s series opener, and now he gets to slug at Coors against Chad Kuhl, who has a 5.19 ERA and just 87 strikeouts compared to 121 hits allowed in 112 2/3 innings this season. Tellez has an .823 OPS vs. righties this season, and he has a hit against Kuhl in both of their career meetings.
Amed Rosario, Guardians (at Royals)
Rosario is batting .292 with an .828 OPS vs. lefties this season and gets a favorable matchup against Kansas City’s Kris Bubic, who has a 5.47 ERA, 123 hits allowed and only 84 strikeouts in 105 1/3 innings.
Twins (at Yankees — Gerrit Cole)
The Twins are matched up against the Major League strikeout leader in Cole, who has 204 this season, including 11.6 K’s per nine innings at Yankee Stadium.
Royals (vs. Guardians — Shane Bieber)
Bieber has a 1.90 ERA over his past seven starts, with 54 strikeouts and 37 hits allowed in 47 1/3 innings. He allowed only two hits in 4 2/3 innings in his first start against the Royals this season.
NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS
Adolís García (Rangers): 6-for-17 (.353), HR vs. Framber Valdez
Wilmer Flores (Giants): 6-for-15 (.400), HR, 2B vs. Tyler Anderson
Rafael Devers (Red Sox): 4-for-10 (.400), HR, 2B vs. Drew Rasmussen
Nathaniel Lowe (Rangers): 1-for-12 (.083), 4 K vs. Framber Valdez
Manny Machado (Padres): 5-for-29 (.172), 6 K vs. Merrill Kelly
Eugenio Suárez (Mariners): 1-for-12 (.083), 5 K vs. Johnny Cueto
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