Play Beat the Streak now -- and go with a 1B or two

August 31st, 2022

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.

But we are here to help with that. We'll provide BTS leaderboard updates and daily insights on favorable matchups in this space, as well as every weekday on the new “Beat the Streak Daily: Inside the Hits” podcast.

Let's take a closer look at the action from yesterday and today:


Longest active streak: 32 (Floyd1)

Longest season streak: 45 (kiyoshilotus26)

Longest streak all-time: 51

Most popular picks (yesterday)
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (24.2%)
2. Michael Harris II, Braves (8.2%)*
3. Trea Turner, Dodgers (6.8%)
4. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (4.1%)*
5. Yordan Alvarez, Astros (3.7%)
* - 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 (4.5%)
5. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (4.3%)


Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (at Reds)
Goldschmidt is leading the MLB batting race at .333. Reds lefty Mike Minor has a 6.10 ERA and is allowing 10.6 hits per nine innings on a .287 batting average. And Goldschmidt is a .571 hitter (8-for-14) with three home runs and a double vs. Minor.

Matt Olson, Braves (vs. Rockies)
Olson has an OPS near .850 vs. righties this season, and the Rockies' Ryan Feltner has a 5.87 ERA and 67 hits allowed compared to 51 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings.

Christian Yelich, Brewers (vs. Pirates)
Yelich is 3-for-8 with a homer and two doubles against Pirates right-hander Zach Thompson, who has a 5.33 ERA, 1.538 WHIP, 10.2 H/9 and just a 6.4 K/9 in 24 games this season.


Dodgers (at Mets -- Jacob deGrom)
The Dodgers are great, but this is deGrom, who's already racked up 46 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings and is allowing a .139 batting average over his first five starts.

Angels (vs. Yankees -- Gerrit Cole)
Cole has reached the 200-strikeout mark after an 11-K gem in his last start. He's leading the Majors in strikeouts after that.



Joc Pederson (Giants): 6-for-18 (.333), 2 HR, 2 2B, 3B vs. Joe Musgrove

Bryan Reynolds (Pirates): 8-for-17 (.471), 2B, 3B vs. Freddy Peralta

Kole Calhoun (Rangers): 7-for-12 (.583), 3 HR, 2B vs. Cristian Javier


Justin Turner (Dodgers): 2-for-22 (.091), 3 K vs. Jacob deGrom

Starling Marte (Mets): 3-for-16 (.188), 4 K vs. Tyler Anderson

Eloy Jiménez (White Sox): 0-for-17 (.000), 4 K vs. Kris Bubic

Shohei Ohtani (Angels): 3-for-17 (.177), 7 K vs. Gerrit Cole