August Hit Streak Contest

katester44

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Here we go..THE HIT STREAK CONTEST- August!

Basic rules- pick a player, if he gets a hit, you are good. If for whatever reason he doesn't get a hit that day, you will get a strike (to include a DNP or a rainout). This time around, we will go with three strikes and you are out, rather than one and done. And there will be no minimum number of games needed to be played to win. Once you have selected a player, you can not choose him again. Your pick must be made prior to the FIRST GAME of the day. Pretty basic stuff. You may use a player in a doubleheader, with both games counting as "that" day's game.

Nothing new in terms of rules from last year:
1 - once you get a third strike, you are eliminated rather than one and done.
2 - I am hosting a side contest for those interested. I am participating in the contest and anyone who would like to challenge me is welcome. If you are interested in the challenge, just note it with your first pick. If you beat me, you can pick any card off of my Blog Tradelist as a prize (GU's/Autos etc. not included). If I beat you, I get to pick any card off your Trade Page. Max Value of $5 card. The side contest is COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY.

**Please edit your initial post with your picks**
**Please include the players team name with your pick** CAN NOT EMPHASIZE THIS ONE ENOUGH!!!!

Bumping up the prizes again this year.

The winner of the contest will get to choose one card from the A list, one card from the B list, one card from the C list and one card from the D list:

A LIST:
BOBBY JENKS:08 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME SN1959
HIROKI KURODA:10 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR DODGERS

B LIST (AU):
DALLAS MCPHERSON:05 UPPER DECK ARTIFACTS AUTOFACTS SN599 ANGELS
JIMMY GOBBLE:03 DONRUSS CLASSICS SIGNIFICANT SIGNATURES/500 ROYALS

C LIST (GU):
MIGUEL TEJADA - 03 FLEER SPLENDID SPLINTERS KNOTHOLE GANG
TRAVIS HAFNER:07 ULTRA SWING KINGS INDIANS

D LIST (GU):
CASEY KOTCHMAN:05 SPX SN99
DONTRELLE WILLIS:06 Bowman Heritage

Good luck - the contest officially starts Saturday August 1st.

And, as promised, I have decided to take the game up a notch for the participants. Since this is a hit streak contest, time to honor the two longest on record in MLB. Anyone who goes 45 games without missing will get a Pete Rose AU card and anyone who can go 57 games will get a Joe DiMaggio card (I probably can't afford an AU card, but will get you something nice). I will carry it month to month, longest streak last year was 11 games.

**update to the streak within the streak - I have decided to make it 45 games without striking out, rather than 45 straight correct picks, that will help with the DNP's and weather related misses. And it will be carryover - for the winner of the previous month only. So Tennelson's streak is at 19. He would need to get another 26 games without picking up two more strikes. Hope that makes sense to everyone.

To address concerns from last year - I will try and keep tabs on when picks are posted, but this is really more about the honor system.

Please start your player list with either August 1 or Game 1 - it will make it easier for me to track on a daily basis.

August 1 - Anthony Rizzo - Cubs
August 2 - Jose Altuve - Astros
August 3 - Troy Tulowitzki - Blue Jays
August 4 - Yaisel Puig - Dodgers
August 5 - Josh Donaldson - Blue Jays
August 6 - Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks - **STRIKE 1**
August 7 - Bryce Harper - Nationals
August 8 - Mike Trout - Angels
August 9 - Xander Boegarts - Red Sox
August 10 - Lorenzo Cain - Royals
August 11 - AJ Pollock - Diamondbacks
August 12 - Buster Posey - Giants
August 13 - Adrian Gonzalez - Dodgers
August 14 - Manny Machado - Orioles
August 15 - Adam Jones - Orioles
August 16 - Eric Hosmer - Royals
August 17 - Jacoby Ellsbury - Yankees
August 18 - Brett Gardiner - Yankees
August 19 - Dee Gordon - Marlins
August 20 - Miguel Cabrera - Tigers
August 21 - Ian Kinsler - Tigers
August 22 - Yoenis Cespedes - Mets
August 23 - Prince Fielder - Rangers **STRIKE 2**
August 24 - Andrew McCutchen - Pirates
August 25 - Starling Marte - Pirates **STRIKE 3**
August 26 - Robinson Cano - Mariners
August 27 - Nelson Cruz - Mariners
 
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Jaybo374

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Count me in for the side bet!!! Thanks again for holding this contest.

August 1st: Xander Bogaerts BOS HIT
August 2nd: Anthony Rizzo CHC STRIKE 1
August 3rd: Nelson Cruz SEA HIT
August 4th: Adrian Gonzalez LAD HIT
August 5th: Kyle Seager SEA HIT
August 6th: Rusney Castillo BOS HIT
August 7th: Michael Brantley CLE HIT
August 8th: Melky Cabrera CHW HIT
August 9th: Bryce Harper WAS HIT
August 10th: Paul Goldschmidt ARI HIT
August 11th: A.J. Pollock ARI HIT
August 12th: Prince Fielder TEX HIT
August 13th: Mike Trout LAA HIT
August 14th: Lucas Duda NYM STRIKE 2
August 15th: Joey Votto CIN HIT
August 16th: Jose Altuve HOU HIT
August 17th: Dee Gordon MIA HIT
August 18th: Carlos Beltran NYY HIT
August 19th: Jacoby Ellsbury NYY HIT
August 20th: Dexter Fowler CHC HIT
August 21st: Eric Hosmer KC HIT
August 22nd: Ben Zobrist KC HIT
August 23rd: Gerardo Parra BAL HIT
August 24th: Miguel Cabrera DET HIT
August 25th: Curtis Granderson NYM STRIKE 3
August 26th: Josh Donaldson TOR
 
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chieftazmisty

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Hey Katester44
I am in again and also for the side wager
here are my picks
1 Goldschmidt-- Diamondbacks
2 M Cabrera--Tigers
3 Fielder--Rangers
4 Gordon--Marlins
5 Kipnis--Indians
6 Harper--Nationals
7 Posey--Giants
8 Iglesias--Tigers
9 Bogaerts--Red Sox
10 Escobar-- Nationals
11 Parra-- Brewers
12 Trout--Angels
13 Cain--Royals
14 LeMahieu--Rockies
15 Panik--Giants

All the way this time
GOOD LUCK TO ALL
Chieftazmisty
 

greatdadx2

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Aug. 1st: Alcides Escobar (Royals) HIT
Aug. 2nd: Todd Frazier (Reds) K
Aug. 3rd: Aaron Hicks (Twins) K
Aug. 4th: Bryce Harper (Nationals) HIT
Aug. 5th: Jose Abreu (White Sox) HIT
Aug. 6th: Ian Kinsler (Tigers) HIT
Aug. 7th: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
 
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Tennelson55

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i'm in again!
august 1st - Xander Bogaerts (boston) H
2nd - Anthony Rizzo (chicago) K
3 - Martin Prado (flordia) H
4 - alex rodriguez (new york) H
5 - Nelson Cruz (seattle) H
6 - Adrian Gonzalez (dodgers) H
7 - Jose Iglesias (tigers) K
8 - Kyle Seager (seattle)
9 - Jose Abreu (chicago)
10 - Eric Hosmer (royals)
11 - Paul Goldschmidt (dbacks)
12 - Jason Kipnis (indians)
 
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David K.

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  • Aug 1- Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) Hit
  • Aug 2- Bryce Harper (Nationals) Hit
  • Aug 3. Mike Trout (Angels) Hit
  • Aug 4. Albert Pujols (Angels) Strike one
  • Aug 5. Yasiel Puig (Dodgers) Hit
  • Aug 6. Matt Carpenter (Cardinals) Hit
  • Aug 7. Buster Posey (Giants) Hit
  • Aug 8. Joe Mauer (Twins) Hit
  • Aug 9. Jose Abreu (Whitesoxs) strike two
  • Aug 10. Adams Jones (Orioles) Hit
  • Aug 11. Jose Alture (Astros)
  • Aug 12. Manny Machado (Orioles)
Best regards, David
 
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mrknicks

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Count me in

Aug 1 - Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox) (4-5)
Aug 2 - STRIKE 1
Aug 3 - Nelson Cruz (Mariners) (3-4)
Aug 4 - Howie Kendrick (Dodgers) STRIKE 2
Aug 5 - Eric Hosmer (Royals) (2-4)
Aug 6 - Joc Pederson (Dodgers) (1-4)
Aug 7 - Ian Kinsler (Tigers) (2-4)
Aug 8 - Mike Trout (Angels) (1-4)
Aug 9 - Bryce Harper (Nationals) (1-5)
Aug 10 - Manny Machado (Orioles) (1-4)
Aug 11 - Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks) Strike 3
 
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topaz77

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August 1 - Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)- HIT
August 2 - Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) - STRIKE
August 3 - Manny Machado (Orioles)- HIT
August 4 - Jose Abreu (White Sox) - STRIKE
August 5 - Busty Posey (Giants) - HIT
August 6 - Jose Altuve (Astros) - HIT
August 7 - Albert Pujols (Angels) - HIT
August 8 - Bryce Harper (Nats) - HIT
August 9 - Kris Bryant (Cubs) - HIT
August 10 - Paul Goldschmidt (D'Backs) - HIT
August 11 - AJ Pollock (D'Backs) - HIT
August 12 - Mike Trout (Angles) - HIT
August 13 - Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) - HIT
August 14 - Troy Tulowitzki (Jays) - HIT
August 15 - Lorenzo Cain (Royals) - STRIKE OUT
August 16 - Eric Hosmer (Royals)
August 17 -
 
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RHauch

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I'm in!

August 1st: Jung Ho Kang (Pirates) - Hit
August 2nd: K
August 3rd: K
August 4th: Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks) -

Ron
 
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katester44

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will have results updated later this afternoon. First pitch today is at 1:07 in Toronto. Last day to get entered before automatic third strikes are awarded.
 

katester44

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And away we go....we only have 12 participants for the August version. Hopefully that number will bump up for the final edition in September. By my count, we have 3 takers on the side bet (jaybo374, chieftazmisty, david k.).

Sorry for the late start to the updates - weekends and Mondays are usually pretty busy for me.

Three Strikes - anglinomics

Two Strikes - chieftazmisty*, greatdadx2, cardcollector01, rhauch, benski3

One Strike - jaybo374*, tennelsson55, mrknicks, topaz77

No Strikes - katester44, david k.*,

First pitch today is at 7:05pm, please have your pick in by than. Contest is closed - no more entries at this point.

Once the contest is complete, I will post up all side bets. Good luck to everyone.
 

katester44

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And away we go....we only have 12 participants for the August version. Hopefully that number will bump up for the final edition in September. By my count, we have 3 takers on the side bet (jaybo374, chieftazmisty, david k.).

Through 4 days...a different month from the last 2 or 3. Lots of X's on the board. Three more take a walk back to the dugout after yesterdays games.

Three Strikes - anglinomics, cardcollector01, rhauch, benski3

Two Strikes - chieftazmisty*, greatdadx2, mrknicks, topaz77

One Strike - jaybo374*, tennelsson55, david k.*

No Strikes - katester44

First pitch today is at 2:10pm, please have your pick in by than. Contest is closed - no more entries at this point.

Once the contest is complete, I will post up all side bets. Good luck to everyone.
 

katester44

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And away we go....we only have 12 participants for the August version. Hopefully that number will bump up for the final edition in September. By my count, we have 3 takers on the side bet (jaybo374, chieftazmisty, david k.).

Through 5 days...one more takes a seat on DNP. Everyone else keeps chugging along with hits.

Three Strikes - anglinomics, cardcollector01, rhauch, benski3, chieftazmisty*

Two Strikes - greatdadx2, mrknicks, topaz77

One Strike - jaybo374*, tennelsson55, david k.*

No Strikes - katester44

First pitch today is at 12:35pm, please have your pick in by then. Contest is closed - no more entries at this point.

Once the contest is complete, I will post up all side bets. Good luck to everyone.
 
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