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Play Beat the Streak now –

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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.

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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 at the action from yesterday and today:

Longest active streak: 34 (GmanJones)

Longest season streak: 45 (kiyoshilotus26)

Longest streak all-time: 51

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Most popular picks (yesterday)

1. Manny Machado, Padres (38.5%)

2. Nomar Mazara, Padres (3.8%)*

3. Jake Cronenworth, Padres (3.7%)*

4. Eric Hosmer, Padres (3.2%)

5. Trea Turner, Dodgers (3.2%)*

* – Recorded a hit

Most popular picks (this season)

1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (7.8%)

2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.7%)

3. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (5.9%)

4. Manny Machado, Padres (4.4%)

5. Michael Brantley, Astros (3.9%)

Mike Trout, Angels (vs. Royals)

Trout has followed up the worst slump of his career with an absolutely blazing stretch at the plate. He’s homered in three straight games and has five home runs in his past five contests. He’s hitting .368 with a 1.495 OPS over his past 11 games after going 0-for-26 in the seven games preceding this stretch. Trout has a good shot to keep that going in a matchup against Royals starter Kris Bubic, who enters with an 8.36 ERA and a .302 opponents’ batting average. Bubic ranks in the bottom-10 percentile in hard-hit rate, xBA, xSLG, xERA, chase rate and whiff percentage.

Francisco Lindor, Mets (vs. Marlins)

Lindor has had a bit of an up-and-down season at the plate, hitting just .243 with a .744 OPS. He’s also hitting just .170 over his last 12 games — and he doesn’t have a single multihit game during that span. Still, he gets a solid matchup in this one against Marlins lefty Trevor Rogers, who enters with a 5.87 ERA and .279 opponents’ batting average. Rogers has struggled a bit more of late, posting an 8.02 ERA and a .311 opponents’ batting average (and 1.010 opponents’ OPS) over his past five starts.

Yankees/Rays (vs. Shane McClanahan/Gerrit Cole)

It’s tough to stay away from the Yankees’ potent lineup, but they get a tough draw here against McClanahan, who who will be facing New York for the third time in his last five starts. He’s allowed just two earned runs over 12 innings (1.50 ERA) while racking up 14 strikeouts in those previous two meetings. Overall, McClanahn has a 1.84 ERA this season while holding opponents to a .185 average and striking out 105 batters in just 78 1/3 innings. Similarly, Cole has faced the Rays twice in his past four starts — and he’s held Tampa Bay to just one run over 12 innings while striking out 17 hitters.

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Giants (vs. Braves — Max Fried)

Fried has a 2.90 ERA this season while holding opponents to a .236 average. After a pair of rocky outings to open the season, he’s 7-0 with a 2.45 ERA and .220 opponents’ batting average over his past 11 starts.

Cardinals (vs. Brewers — Corbin Burnes)

Don’t let Burnes’ 4-4 record fool you — he’s still plenty dominant on the mound. He’s racked up 100 strikeouts in just 78 2/3 innings, all while allowing just 58 hits. Overall, he’s holding opponents to a .201 average this season.

D-backs (vs. Padres — Yu Darvish)

Darvish has settled in of late, putting up a 1.98 ERA and .184 opponents’ batting average over his past five starts. He’s also been particularly dominant at home this season, posting a 1.35 ERA and holding opponents to a .134 average.

NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS

Ji-Man Choi (Rays): 9-for-19 (.474), 3 HR vs. Gerrit Cole

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José Abreu (White Sox): 16-for-53 (.302), 3 HR vs. José Berríos

Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals): 9-for-21 (.381), 1 HR vs. Corbin Burnes

Pete Alonso (Mets): 0-for-10, 4 K vs. Trevor Rogers

Manuel Margot (Rays): 5-for-29 (.172), 6 K vs. Cole

Matt Chapman (Blue Jays): 2-for-15 (.133), 8 K vs. Lance Lynn

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Teoscar Hernández (Blue Jays): 1-for-13 (.077), 4 K vs. Lynn

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2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Saturday livestream

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2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Saturday livestream

What should have been the 30th edition of the hillclimb had it not been for the COVID cancellation in 2020, an array of racing and road machinery ranging from Formula 1, to MotoGP, to sportscars and electric vehicles, will either tackle the course at speed or parade up the concourse for fans to admire.

Current Mercedes Formula 1 star George Russell will take one of the marque’s racers up the hill this weekend, while Nigel Mansell’s 1992 world title will be celebrated by a display from the man himself in some of his most iconic machines.

Elsewhere, three-time MotoGP world champion Wayne Rainey will make an emotional debut at the Festival of Speed, as the American – who was paralysed in an incident in 1993 – will ride a specially adapted Yamaha YZR500 he took to his last world title in 1992 this weekend.

You can watch all of the live action from the hill on Motorsport.com and Motorsport.tv throughout the weekend.

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Mercedes: Zero complacency over F1 2022 100% finishing record

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Mercedes: Zero complacency over F1 2022 100% finishing record

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have finished every race so far in 2022 to ensure that Mercedes is the only squad without a retirement.

On the other hand, championship contenders Red Bull and Ferrari have endured their fair share of mechanical problems in the opening phase of the campaign.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen retired from the grands prix in Bahrain (fuel pump) and Australia (fuel leak), while Sergio Perez also failed to finish in Bahrain (fuel pump) and was forced out in Canada last week with a gearbox problem.

Ferrari has also had race-stopping car problems beyond the incidents that put Carlos Sainz out in Australia and Imola.

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The Spaniard suffered an hydraulics failure in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, while teammate Charles Leclerc had engine failures in Baku and Spain.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff welcomed the finishing record of his squad but did not believe that it had created an invincible car.

“It’s funny that both teams keep having their cars stop,” he said. “But you can’t be complacent about that because it can swing in the other direction very quickly.

“We’re happy about our reliability. Last year, when we look at how we went with the engine, we had the other phenomenon [and lots of problems]. That’s why I don’t want to get too excited too soon.”

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, limps back to the pit trailing smoke

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, limps back to the pit trailing smoke

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While Ferrari’s reliability failures have been very costly in championship terms, with Leclerc potentially losing two wins because of problems, team boss Mattia Binotto does not think that DNFs will solely decide the title fight.

“Reliability is certainly important, as important as the performance, but I don’t think will be the only factor,” he said after the Canadian Grand Prix.

“I think development from now until the end of the season is another one, as is the budget gap, and then reliability finally.”

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While F1’s cars are all-new for this year, the power units are a carryover with the engine regulations not due to change until 2026.

But Binotto says that Ferrari has been exposed by an overhaul during the winter, plus limitations that have been imposed on dyno running.

“The power unit is a completely new design compared to the past, and the problem is because it’s certainly a young project,” he said.

“On top of that, there are limitations on the dynos which were not there in the past, so you cannot run much on the dyno. We are limited, which means the exercise is more complicated.”

Additional reporting by Christian Nimmervoll

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“Intense pain” forces Espargaro withdrawal from MotoGP Dutch GP

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“Intense pain” forces Espargaro withdrawal from MotoGP Dutch GP

The Spaniard injured his ribs in a heavy crash in FP1 at the Sachsenring last weekend, and was ultimately forced to retire from the race due to the pain.

He had hoped to be better for this weekend’s Dutch GP but, after ending Friday 19th overall, he said the pain he was experiencing was much worse than expected and was unsure if he could continue.

Having undergone treatment overnight at Assen and seeing no substantial improvement in his conditions, Espargaro has taken the decision to withdraw from the Assen weekend.

Honda hopes Espargaro will recover in time for August’s British Grand Prix.

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A statement from the team read: “Repsol Honda Team’s Pol Espargaro will not participate in the remainder of the Dutch GP due to his injuries sustained at the Sachsenring.

“Since suffering his fall in Free Practice 1 at the German GP, Pol Espargaro has tried his maximum in order to recover and be fit for Round 11 of the MotoGP World Championship.

“After Free Practice 2 on Friday, Espargaro was still in intense pain and discomfort.

”Consequently, he feels he is not capable of racing a MotoGP bike and together with the Repsol Honda Team has elected to sit out the race in Assen.

“The Repsol Honda Team is looking forward to welcoming a fully fit Pol Espargaro back in Silverstone after the Summer Break.

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“Stefan Bradl will continue to contest the Dutch GP with the Repsol Honda Team.”

Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Team

Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Team

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Espargaro explained on Friday at Assen that the damage to the muscles around his ribs was also giving him severe back problems.

He also revealed that on the Monday following the German GP that he struggled to even lift himself out of his bed, such was the intensity of the pain he was feeling following the Sachsenring race.

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Espargaro is set to leave Honda at the end of the 2022 MotoGP season and return to KTM with the Tech 3 squad.

Suzuki’s Joan Mir is expected to take his place at the factory Honda squad next year, while Alex Rins will replace Alex Marquez at LCR in 2023 on a factory contract.

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