August Hit Streak Contest

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katester44

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Back again for another year....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 (the prizes have not been updated, will do that in the next couple days):

A LIST:
HIROKI KURODA:10 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR DODGERS
Felix Hernandez 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
Yu Darvish 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
ROBINSON CANO:08 Topps Heritage Chrome SN1959 YANKEES

B LIST (AU):
DESMOND JENNINGS:07 JUST LIMITED SILVER SN68/100
2008 THREADS EMILIO BONIFACIO/1874 WASHINGTON
BUBBA CROSBY:99 Topps Traded DODGERS
Russ Branyan:99 SP Signature Edition INDIANS

C LIST (GU):
MIGUEL TEJADA - 03 FLEER SPLENDID SPLINTERS KNOTHOLE GANG
2006 Upper Deck UD Game Material Johan Santana TWINS
2014 DONRUSS GAME GEAR KENDRYS MORALES SEATTLE
2001 SP GAME BAT EDITION PIECE OF THE ACTION BAT CARD RAFAEL FURCAL

D LIST (GU):
DONTRELLE WILLIS:06 Bowman Heritage
Russel Branyan: 02 Upper Deck Ovation Diamond Futures
ROYCE CLAYTON:01 TOPPS TRADED BAT WHITE SOX
DELMON YOUNG:05 BOWMAN BDP FUTURE'S GAME JERSEY DEVIL RAYS

Good luck - the contest officially starts on Monday, 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 22 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.

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.

And as mentioned at the end of the August contest - going to try a new rule to help eliminate the dreaded DNP's. Please select a designated hitter prior to the first game to use for the entire month in the event that your player on a particular day ends up as a DNP or a weather casualty. Take note, it must be a DNP - if your player for the day shows up in the box score, the DH rule will not take affect. I hope this makes sense, please ask questions if it doesn't, and since it is the first time using it, please don't be upset if it doesn't work out perfectly - I think this helped out last year, so we will keep it in place as a permanent addition to the game. Reminder that you must have a player selected for a game to have the DH rule in effect - IE, it will not save you if you forget to make a pick that day.

DH - Edwin Encarnacion - Blue Jays

August 1 - Daniel Murphy - Nationals
August 2 - Xander Boegarts - Red Sox **STRIKE ONE**
August 3 - Jose Altuve - Astros
August 4 - Miguel Cabrera - Tigers
August 5 - Dustin Pedroia - Red Sox
August 6 - Manny Machado - Orioles
August 7 - Mike Trout - Angels
 
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mm1sub

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Count me in again even though I have been horrible at this this year.

DH: Manny Machado Baltimore

Aug 1st: Brian Dozier Minnesota HIT
Aug 2nd: Jose Altuve Houston HIT
Aug 3rd: Paul Goldscmidt Arizona Strike 1
Aug 4th: Miguel Cabrera Detroit HIT
Aug 5th: Carlos Correa Houston HIT
Aug 6th: Mike Trout Angels HIT
Aug 7th: Josh Donaldson Toronto HIT
Aug 8th: Joey Votto Cincinnati HIT
Aug 9th: Mookie Betts Boston HIT
Aug 10th: Kris Bryant Chicago HIT
Aug 11th: Adam Jones Baltimore HIT
Aug 12th: Adrain Gonzalez Los Angeles HIT
Aug 13th: David Ortiz Boston Strike 2
Aug 14th: Francisco Lindor Cleveland Strike 3
Aug 15th: Troy Tulowitski Toronto
 
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chieftazmisty

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i am in again for another go around
also the side bet
will get my picks in later

AUG
DH--Desmond--Rangers

1 Altve--Astros
2 Murphy--Nationals
3 Ramos-- Nationals
4 Ortiz--Red Sox
5 Bogarts--Red Sox
6 LeMahiel--Rockies
7 Yelich-- Marlins
8 Braun--Brewers
9 Gonzalez--Rockies
10 Escobar--Angles
11 Matre--Buccos
12 Prado--Marlins
13 Seguer-- Diamond backs
14 Diaz--Cards
15 Trout--Angles
16 Votto-- Reds
17 J Ramirez-- Indians
18 Rizzo--Cubs
19 Donaldson--Jays
20 Pedroia--Red Sox
21 Escabar--Angles
 
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David K.

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I'm in again and the side bet!
  • DH Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
  • Aug 1. Jose Altuve (Astros) Hit!
  • Aug 2. Ian Kinsler (Tigers) Hit!
  • Aug 3. Bryce Harper (Nationals) Hit!
  • Aug 4. X. Bogarat (Red Soxs) Hit!
  • Aug 5. Albert Pujols (Angels) Strike one!
  • Aug 6. Mookie Betts (Red soxs) Hit!
  • Aug 7. Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) Hit!
  • Aug 8. Mike Trout (Angels) DH Cabrera Hit!
  • Aug 9. Nomar Mazara (Rangers) Hit!
  • Aug 10. David Oritz (Red Soxs) Strike Two!
  • Aug 11. Adam Jones (Orioles) Hit!
  • Aug 12. Jean Segura (Diamondbacks) Hit!
  • Aug 13. George Springer (Astros) Strike three!
Best regards, David
 
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Tennelson55

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I'm in for another round as well. I'm up 2-1 in the contest between us and I'll be in the side bet again as well

DH - David Ortiz
1st - Ryan Braun - Brewers - DH - K
2nd - Jason Kipnis - Indians - H
3rd - Joey Votto - Reds - H
4th - Carlos Santana - Indians - H
5th - Jean Segura - Diamondbacks - K
6th - Mike Trout - Angles - H
7th - Starling Marte - Pittsburg - K
8th - Joey Votto - Reds
9th -
10th -
 
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anglinomics

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DH Daniel Murphy Nationals

Aug 01 Ben Zobrist Cubs DNP Dh Hit
Aug 02 Jose Altuve Astros Hit
Aug 03 Jonathan Villar Hit
Aug 04 Mookie Betts Red Sox Hit
Aug 05 Robinson Cano Mariners Hit
Aug 06 Christian Yelich Marlins Hit
Aug 07 Matt Carpenter Cardinals DNP DH Strike 1
Aug 08 Manny Machado Orioles Hit
Aug 09 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies DNP DH Strike 2
Aug 10 Nolan Arenado Rockies Strike 3
 
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topaz77

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DH - Albert Pujols (Angels)

Aug 1 - Jason Kipnis (Indians) STRIKE 1
Aug 2 - Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays) HIT
Aug 3 - Kris Bryant (Cubs) HIT
Aug 4 - Robinson Cano (Mariners) STRIKE 2
Aug 5 - Nolan Arenado (Rockies) STRIKE 3 - OUT!
Aug 6 - Charlie Blackmon (Rockies)
Aug 7 -
 
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greatdadx2

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DH: Kole Calhoun

August 1st: Lorenzo Cain (Royals) K
August 2nd: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) 3 for 5
August 3rd: Angel Pagan (Giants) 1 for 6
August 4th: Mookie Betts (Red Sox) 2 for 6
August 5th: Kevin Kiermaier (Rays) K
August 6th: Jayson Werth (Nationals) K
 
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mrknicks

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I'm in

DH - Xander Bogaerts (Boston)

Aug 1st - Francisco Lindor (Cleveland) (1-3)
Aug 2nd - Trea Turner (Washington) (2-5)
Aug 3rd - Jedd Gyorko (STL) (1-5)
Aug 4th - Mookie Betts (Boston) (2-6)
Aug 5th - Kris Bryant (CHC) (2-4)
Aug 6th - Manny Machado (Baltimore) (1-4)
Aug 7th - Curtis Granderson (NYM) (1-4)
Aug 8th - Stephen Piscotty (STL) (2-5)
Aug 9th - Dustin Pedroia (Boston) (2-4)
Aug 10th - Starling Marte (PIT) (STRIKE 1)
Aug 11th - Jose Altuve (Houston) (1-4)
Aug 12th - Ian Desmond (Texas) (2-5)
Aug 13th - Mike Trout (LAA) (STRIKE 2)
Aug 14th - DJ LeMahieu (Colorado) (1-4)
Aug 15th - Kyle Seager (Seattle) (1-3)
Aug 16th - Anthony Rizzo (CHC) (1-4)
Aug 17th - Jason Kipnis (Cleveland) (STRIKE 3)
 
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mrhaverkamp

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I'm in again, this is fun!

DH: Jose Altuve HOU

Aug 1: Dustin Pedroia BOS 0-4 K
Aug 2: Gregory Polanco PIT 0-4 K
Aug 3: Francisco Lindor CLE 0-4 K
Aug 4: DJ LeMahieu COL
Aug 5: Carlos Gonzalez COL
Aug 6: Joey Votto CIN

(that's called 'good morning, good afternoon, and good night')
 
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scc76

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Thanks for the contest.

DH Boegarts Red Sox

August 1st Altuve Astros hit
August 2nd Murphy Nationals hit
August 3rd Prado Marlins strike 1
August 4th Trout Angels strike 2
August 5th Cano Mariners hit
August 6th Marte Pirates hit
August 7th Seager Dodgers strike 3

It has not been a real good year for me in the hitting contest.
 
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katester44

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And away we go...Hit Streak August 2016 is underway. We have 11 participants with 3 sidebet participants, slow year this year, not as much participation from the membership...

Three Strikes - none

Two Strikes - none

One Strike - tennellson55*, topaz77, greatdadx2, mrhaverkamp

No Strikes - katester44, mm1sub, chieftazmisty*, david k.*, anglinomics, mrknicks, scc76

First pitch is today at 7:05pm, please have picks posted by than. Still time to get on board with just a single strike against you.

For the DH - you must have a pick entered for that day to qualify for the DH to work.

Good luck to everyone.
 

katester44

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And away we go...Hit Streak August 2016 is underway. We have 11 participants with 3 sidebet participants, slow year this year, not as much participation from the membership...

Three Strikes - none

Two Strikes - mrhaverkamp

One Strike - katester44, tennellson55*, topaz77, greatdadx2

No Strikes - mm1sub, chieftazmisty*, david k.*, anglinomics, mrknicks, scc76

First pitch is today at 2:20pm, please have picks posted by than. Still time to get on board with two strikes against you.

For the DH - you must have a pick entered for that day to qualify for the DH to work.

Good luck to everyone.
 

katester44

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And away we go...Hit Streak August 2016 is underway. We have 11 participants with 3 sidebet participants, slow year this year, not as much participation from the membership...

Three Strikes - mrhaverkamp

Two Strikes - none

One Strike - katester44, mm1sub, chieftazmisty*, tennellson55*, topaz77, greatdadx2, scc76

No Strikes - david k.*, anglinomics, mrknicks

First pitch is today at 12:10pm, please have picks posted by than. No more etries at this point.

For the DH - you must have a pick entered for that day to qualify for the DH to work.

Good luck to everyone.
 

katester44

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And away we go...Hit Streak August 2016 is underway. We have 11 participants with 3 sidebet participants, slow year this year, not as much participation from the membership...

Three Strikes - mrhaverkamp

Two Strikes - topaz77, scc76

One Strike - katester44, mm1sub, chieftazmisty*, tennellson55*, greatdadx2

No Strikes - david k.*, anglinomics, mrknicks

First pitch is today at 7:05pm, please have picks posted by than. No more entries at this point.

For the DH - you must have a pick entered for that day to qualify for the DH to work.

Good luck to everyone.
 

katester44

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And away we go...Hit Streak August 2016 is underway. We have 11 participants with 3 sidebet participants, slow year this year, not as much participation from the membership...

Three Strikes - mrhaverkampkatester44, tennelsson55*, topaz77, greatdadx2, scc76

Two Strikes - none

One Strike - mm1sub, chieftazmisty*, david k.*, anglinomics

No Strikes - mrknicks

First pitch is today at 3:10pm, please have picks posted by than. No more entries at this point.

For the DH - you must have a pick entered for that day to qualify for the DH to work.

Good luck to everyone.
 
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