Hit Streak Contest - August

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):

GROUP A (AU):
2006 UD Future Stars Clear Path To Greatness
Jeremy Sowers Card #131 Indians
2006 SPX Rookie SignaturesConor Jackson SN999 Card 101 Diamondbacks
BUBBA CROSBY:99 Topps Traded DODGERS


GROUP B (GU):
Barry Zito:07 Ultra Strike Zone
Dontrelle Willis:06 Ultra Fine Fabrics Marlins
2001 SP GAME BAT EDITION PIECE OF THE ACTION BAT CARD RAFAEL FURCAL

GROUP C (GU):
2007 SPX WINNING MATERIALS
Andruw Jones Bronze SN199 Braves
Josh Beckett:05 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Majestic Materials SN75 Marlins
ROCCO BALDELLI:04 Leaf Certified Materials SN100 RAYS

GROUP D:
Brian Roberts:08 UD Baseball Heroes SN99
Deion Sanders:97 Leaf 22 Karat Gold Leaf SN2500
HIROKI KURODA:10 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR DODGERS

GROUP E (TTM AU):
Heidi Watney – 2016 A/G
Dan Plesac - 2017 MLB Network insert
Robert Flores - 2017 MLB Network insert


Good luck - the contest officially starts on Tuesday, 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.

Prizes aren't up yet, but will have them ready to go, prior to the completion of the April contest. I still owe David K., one card from last years side bets - that is all that remains to close out last year.

More participants means more fun - let's get it back up to 20-25 a month.

DH - Mookie Betts - Red Sox

August 1 - Jose Altuve - Astros
August 2 - no pick
August 3 - Daniel Murphy - Nationals
August 4 - Ryan Zimmerman - Nationals
August 5 - Bryce Harper - Nationals
 
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greatdadx2

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DH Kole Calhoun

Aug. 1st: Justin Turner (Los Angeles Dodgers) HIT
Aug. 2nd: Alex Gordon (Kansas City) STRIKE 1
Aug. 3rd: Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh) HIT
Aug. 4th: Billy Hamilton (Cincinnati) HIT
Aug. 5th: Justin Upton (Detroit) HIT
Aug. 6th: Todd Frazier (New York Yankees) HIT
Aug. 7th: Anthony Rendon (Washington) STRIKE 2
Aug. 8th: Elvis Andrus (Texas) STRIKE 3
 
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anglinomics

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DH Charlie Blackmon Rockies

08/01 Nolan Arenado Rockies HIT
08/02 Kyle Seager Mariners STRIKE 1
08/03 Starling Marte Pirates HIT
08/04 Mookie Betts Red Sox STRIKE 2
08/05 Jonathan Schoop Orioles HIT
08/06 Freddie Freeman Braves HIT
08/07 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals STRIKE 3
 
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topaz77

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DH - Matt Holliday (Yankees)
8/1 - Andrew McCutcheon (Pirates) HIT
8/2 - Mike Trout (Angels) HIT
8/3 - Jose Altuve (Astros) HIT
8/4 - Francisco Lindor (Indians) STRIKE 1
8/5 - Charlie Blackmon (Rockies)HIT
8/6 - Mookie Betts (Red Sox)DNP - STRIKE 2
8/7 - Daniel Murphy (Nats)STRIKE OUT
8/8 - Freddie Freeman (Braves)
8/9 -
 
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mm1sub

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Count me in again!!

DH: Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks

Aug 1st: Aaron Judge Yankees Strike 1
Aug 2nd: Bryce Harper Nationals Strike 2
Aug 3rd: Joey Votto Reds Hit
Aug 4th: Justin Smoak Blue Jays Strike 3
Aug 5th: Charlie Blackmon Rockies
Aug 6th: Nolan Arenado Rockies
 
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chieftazmisty

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oh well guess i will try it again maybe i might make it past 7
ok so here we go
DH-- McCutchen--Buccos
Aug-1 Bryant Cubs
Aug 2 Posey Giants
Aug 3 Harper Nationals
Aug 4 Cozart Reds
Aug 5 Freeman Braves
Aug 6 Bettis Red Sox
Aug 7 Rizzo Cubs
Aug 8 Altuve Astros
Aug 9 Bogarts Red Sox
Aug 10 Zimmerman Nationals
Aug 11 Judge Yaankees
Aug 12 Myers Padres
Aug 13 Realmuto Marlins
Aug 14 Turner Dodgers
Aug 15 Phillips Braves
Aug 16 Souza Devil Rays
Aug 17 Pedroia Red Sox
Aug 18 Marte Pirates
Aug 19 Yelich Marlins
Aug 20 Gillaspie Giants
Aug 21 M Cabrea Tigers
Aug 22 Pearce Blue Jays
Aug 23 Pujolis Angles
Aug 24 Bellinger Dodgers
Aug 25 Beltre Rangers
Aug 26 Garcia White Sox
Aug 27 Pilar Blue Jays
Aug 28 Trout Angels
Aug 29 Mc Cain Tigers
Aug 30 Cain Royals
Aug 31 Gavis Phillies
Ok bring it on
 

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Dh - Eric Hosmer (KC)

8/1 - Charlie Blackmon (COL) (2-3)
8/2 - Andrew McCutchen (PIT) (2-4)
8/3 - Nolan Arenado (COL) (2-4)
8/4 - Elvis Andrus (TEX) (3-4)
8/5 - Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) (1-4)
8/6 - Randal Grichuk (STL) (1-5)
8/7 - Kris Bryant (CHC) (2-4)
8/8 - Adrian Beltre (TEX) (1-3)
8/9 - Brett Gardner (NYY) (1-5)
8/10 - Travis Shaw (MIL) (2-4)
8/11 - Daniel Murphy (WAS) STRIKE 1
8/12 - Melky Cabrera (KC) (1-4)
8/13 - Mookie Betts (BOS) STRIKE 2
8/14 - Didi Gregorius (NYY) STRIKE 3
 
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David K.

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  • DH: Mike Trout Angels
  • Aug 1. Adam Jones Orioles Hit!
  • Aug 2. Aaron Judge Yankees Hit!
  • Aug 3. Carlos Correa Astros on the dl list so Trout was up for me and Hit!
  • Aug 4. Jose Altuve Astros did not play.....Trout my dh got Hits!
  • Aug 5. Bryce Harper Nationals Hit!
  • Aug 6. Justin Turner Dodgers Hit!
  • Aug 7. Manny Machado Orioles Hit!
  • Aug 8. Buster Posey Giants Hit!
  • Aug 9. Adrian Beltre Rangers Hit!
  • Aug 10. Andrew McCutchen Pirates Strike one!
  • Aug 11. Corey Seager Dodgers
 
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katester44

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Once again, I have completely fallen asleep at the wheel with the contest this month.

Not sure how it happens, but life gets crazier every hour/day/week/month. Have a baseball practice tonight, if I can stay awake after dinner, will get this updated this evening.
 

chieftazmisty

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Once again, I have completely fallen asleep at the wheel with the contest this month.

Not sure how it happens, but life gets crazier every hour/day/week/month. Have a baseball practice tonight, if I can stay awake after dinner, will get this updated this evening.
thats ok i am covered for the month
 

katester44

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Up to date standings:

Three Strikes: katester44, greatdadx2, anglinomics, topaz77, mm1sub, chieftazmisty

Two Strikes: NONE

One Strke: NONE:

No Strikes: mrknicks, david k.

We will finish out this month and than have the contest again in September. September will be the end of the run for this contest - lack of Bench Member interest, and my lack of time to be able to keep things updated are the reasons it will cease at the end of this season. If I can come up with another interactive contest like this, I will certainly try to have something for the 2018 baseball season. Thanks to everyone who has participated, I have had a lot of fun with this.
 

katester44

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Up to date standings:

Three Strikes: katester44, greatdadx2, anglinomics, topaz77, mm1sub, chieftazmisty

Two Strikes: NONE

One Strke: david k.

No Strikes: mrknicks

Will try to keep this updated through the weekend - but heading out tomorrow morning for a travel team tournament.
 

David K.

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  • DH: Mike Trout Angels
  • Aug 1. Adam Jones Orioles Hit!
  • Aug 2. Aaron Judge Yankees Hit!
  • Aug 3. Carlos Correa Astros on the dl list so Trout was up for me and Hit!
  • Aug 4. Jose Altuve Astros did not play.....Trout my dh got Hits!
  • Aug 5. Bryce Harper Nationals Hit!
  • Aug 6. Justin Turner Dodgers Hit!
  • Aug 7. Manny Machado Orioles Hit!
  • Aug 8. Buster Posey Giants Hit!
  • Aug 9. Adrian Beltre Rangers Hit!
  • Aug 10. Andrew McCutchen Pirates Strike one!
  • Aug 11. Corey Seager Dodgers Hit!
  • Aug 12. Cody Bellinger Dodgers Hit!
  • Aug 13. Joe Mauer Twins Strike Two!
  • Aug 14. Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks Hit!
 
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katester44

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Up to date standings:

Three Strikes: katester44, greatdadx2, anglinomics, topaz77, mm1sub, chieftazmisty

Two Strikes: mrknicks, david k.

One Strke: NONE

No Strikes: NONE
 

katester44

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Up to date standings:

Three Strikes: katester44, greatdadx2, anglinomics, topaz77, mm1sub, chieftazmisty, mrknicks

Two Strikes: david k.

One Strke: NONE

No Strikes: NONE

Champion this month is David K.

Will see everyone on September 1st for the final edition of The Hit Streak Contest.
 
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