July Hit Streak Contest

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katester44

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As early as I was with the April version, I am that late with July version...

So without further ado, back for the 4th year, I give you..THE HIT STREAK CONTEST- July!

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
2013 BOWMAN CHROME X-FRACTOR - KEVIN YOUKILIS YANKEES

B LIST (AU):
2002 TOPPS PRISTINE ON CARD - DEWON BRAZELTON DEVIL RAYS
DALLAS MCPHERSON:05 UPPER DECK ARTIFACTS AUTOFACTS SN599 ANGELS
JIMMY GOBBLE:03 DONRUSS CLASSICS SIGNIFICANT SIGNATURES/500 ROYALS

C LIST (GU):
2003 TOPPS 205 - RAFAEL PALMEIRO RANGERS
MIGUEL TEJADA - 03 FLEER SPLENDID SPLINTERS KNOTHOLE GANG
TRAVIS HAFNER:07 ULTRA SWING KINGS INDIANS

D LIST (GU):
CASEY KOTCHMAN:05 SPX SN99
GARRETT ATKINS:07 UD SPECTRUM SN199 ROCKIES
DONTRELLE WILLIS:06 Bowman Heritage

Good luck - the contest officially starts Wednesday July 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 July 1 or Game 1 - it will make it easier for me to track on a daily basis.

July 1 - Adrian Gonzalez/Dodgers - STRIKE 1
July 2 - Paul Goldschmidt/Diamondbacks - HIT
July 3 - Bryce Harper/Nationals - STRIKE 2
July 4 - Adam Jones/Orioles
 
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Jaybo374

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

July 1st: Anthony Rizzo CHC HIT
July 2nd: A.J. Pollock ARI HIT
July 3rd: Adrian Gonzalez LAD HIT
July 4th: Lorenzo Cain KC HIT
July 5th: Jose Bautista TOR HIT
July 6th: Justin Turner LAD HIT
July 7th: Nick Markakis ATL HIT
July 8th: Mike Trout LAA HIT
July 9th: Howie Kendrick LAD HIT
July 10th: Prince Fielder TEX HIT
July 11th: Albert Pujols LAA STRIKE 1
July 12th: Yasiel Puig LAD STRIKE 2
July 17th: Andrew McCutchen PIT STRIKE 3
July 18th: Melky Cabrera CHW
 
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AndyDrummond

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Haven't done this in a while, but seems like a good time to get back in. Do we need to pick a player for the All-Star Game?

July 1 - Posey SF Hit
July 2 - Cabrera DET Hit
July 3 - Kipnis CLE Strike
July 4 - Wong STL Strike
July 5 - Altuve HOU Hit
July 6 - Rizzo CHC Hit
July 7 - Trout LAA Hit
July 8 - Harper WAS Strike - Rainout

That's all for me guys! See you next month!

July 9 - Bautista TOR
July 10 - Molina STL
July 11 - Kemp SD
July 12 - A. Gonzalez LAD
 
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chief wahoo

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Here we go again!

Jul 1 -- Frazier CIN Strike 1
Jul 2 -- Gordon MIA
Jul 3 -- Arenado COL
Jul 4 --
Jul 5 --
 
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anglinomics

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07/01/2015 Trout Angels Angels Hit
07/02/2015 Goldschmidt Diamond Backs Hit
07/03/2015 Jones Orioles Strike 1
07/04/2015 Cain Royals Hit
07/05/2015 Frazier Reds Strike 2
07/06/2015 Heyward Cardinals Strike 3
 
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greatdadx2

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July 1st: Todd Frazier (Reds) K
July 2nd: Robinson Cano (Mariners) K
July 3rd: Christian Yelich (Marlins) HIT
July 4th: Kris Bryant (Cubs) HIT
July 5th: Jose Reyes (Blue Jays) HIT
July 6th: Yunel Escobar (Nationals) HIT
July 7th: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) HIT
July 8th: Manny Machado (Orioles) HIT
July 9th: Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees) HIT
July 10th: Jose Abreu (White Sox) HIT
July 11th: Alcides Escobar (Royals) HIT
July 12th: A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks) K

I'M OUT
 
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David K.

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I'm in again and the side bet.
  • July 1- Mike Trout ( Angels) Hit
  • July 2- Adam Jones (Orioles) Strike one
  • July 3- Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) Hit
  • July 4- Jose Altuve (Astros) Hit
  • July 5- Bryce Harper (Nationals) Hit
  • July 6- J. Kipnis (Indians) Hit
  • July 7- Joey Votto (Reds) Hit
  • July 8- Jose Abreu (White Soxs) Hit
  • July 9- Albert Pujols (Angels) Strike two
  • July 10- Kris Bryant (Cubs) Strike 3
 
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chieftazmisty

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IM BACK
yep the Chief is back to try it again and Yes I am in the side bet also
ok here we go

July 1--D Gordon--- Marlins
July 2-- M Cabrera--- Tigers
July 3-- P Goldschmidt-- Diamondbacks
July 4 -- P Fielder--- Rangers
July 5--- J Kipnis--- Indians
July 6-- B Harper--- Nationals
July 7-- J Iglesias--- Tigers
July 8-- Y Escobar--- Nationals
July 9-- Moustakas--- Royals
July 10-- N Aoki--- Giants
July 11-- T Tulowitzki--- Rockies
July 12--J Panik--- Giants
July 13--- M Machado--- Orioles
July 14-- N Cruz--- Mariners
July 15--A Rizzo--- Cubbies

I am all set and going to have a 15 game hitting streak
 

scc76

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Thanks once again for a great contest.

July 1st Fielder Rangers Strike 1
July 2nd Cabrera Tigers Hit
July 3rd Kipnis Indians Strike 2
July 4th Goldschmidt Diamondbacks

Not off to a good start this month.
 
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mrknicks

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I'm in

July 1st - Ben Revere (PHI) (1-5)
July 2nd - Xander Bogaerts (BOS) (4-6)
July 3rd - Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) (2-4)
July 4th - Kolten Wong (STL) (STRIKE 1)
July 5th - Anthony Rizzo (CHC) (STRIKE 2)
July 6th - Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) (1-3)
July 7th - Howie Kendrick (LAD) (STRIKE 3)
 
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bearpup

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I hope I last longer in this one
july 1 span-nats
july 2 altuve-Astros
july 3-trout-angels
july 4-harper nats
jyly 5 posey giants
july 6-kipnis Indians
july 7-goldschmidt dbacks
july 8-revere phili
july 9-arenado-rockies
july 10-pujols angels
july 11-tulowitzki-rockies
july 12-markakis braves
july 13-miggy Cabrera-Detroit
july 14-p fielder rangers
july 15-a Rizzo cubs
 

mm1sub

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Count me in again!!

July 1st M. Machado orioles
July 2nd D. Gordon Marlins
July 3rd M. Trout Angels
July 4th M. Cabrera Tigers
July 5th J. Kipnis Indians
 

Benski3

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IN

July 1-J.Donaldson-Blue Jays-H
July 2-T.Tulowitzski-Rockies-H
July 3-B.Harper-Nats-K

Sorry, Went away and no internet. Be back in Aug.

Thanks Benny
 
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Tennelson55

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i'm in as well! looks like i'm at 19 already! sweet!
july 1st - chris caplabello (blue jays) k
2nd - ben revere (phillies) h
3rd - miguel caberea (detroit) h
4th - jose iglesias (detroit) k
5th - evan longoria (tampa bay) h
6th - anthony rizzo (chicago cubs) k
7th - dee gordon (marlins)
8th - andrew mccutchen (pirates)
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RHauch

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I will get in this month.

Here are my picks.

1st - Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks - Strike 1
2nd - Jonathon Lucroy - Brewers - Hit
3rd - Torii Hunter - Twins - Hit
4th - Brent Gardner - Yankees - Hit
5th - Anthony Rizzo - Cubs - Strike 2
6th - Bryce Harper - Nationals - Strike 3

and I am out......

Ron
 
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katester44

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First pitch today is at 12:35pm. Still time to jump on board.

To answer an earlier question - no pick for the All Star Game. Not sure when it is, but no picks for any day regular games are not held.
 
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topaz77

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July 1 - Mike Trout (Angels) - HIT (1/3 HR)
July 2 - Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)- HIT (2/4)
July 3 - Paul Goldschmidt (D'Backs)- HIT (2/4)
July 4 - Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) - HIT (1/5 HR)
July 5 - Bryce Harper (Nationals) - HIT (2/3)
July 6 - Kris Bryant - (Cubs) - HIT (1/4)
July 7 - Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) - HIT (2/3 HR)
July 8 - Manny Machado (Orioles)- HIT (1/4 HR)
July 9 - Jose Altuve (Astros)- HIT (1/4)
July 10 - Albert Pujols (Angles) - HIT (1/5)
July 11 - Buster Posey (Giants)- HIT (3/5)
July 12 - Joe Panik (Giants) - STRIKE
July 17 - Justin Upton (Padres) - HIT (1/3 HR)
July 18 - A.J. Pollock (D'Backs)
 
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katester44

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And away we go....we have 17 participants for the July version. Hopefully that number will continue to grow as the season progresses. By my count, we have 3 takers on the side bet (jaybo374, chieftazmisty, david k.).

About 50/50 on the first day, lots of strikes, including a couple DNP's.

Three Strikes - NONE

Two Strikes - NONE

One Strike - katester44, chief wahoo, greatdadx2, scc76, mm1sub, tennelson55, rhauch, intelliracer

No Strikes - jaybo374*, andydrummond, anglinomics, david k.*, chieftazmisty*, mrknicks, bearpup, benski3, topaz77

First pitch today is at 12:10pm, please have your pick in by than. Contest is still open for folks to jump in.

Updates will be sparse through the holiday weekend, will do my best to keep everyone informed.

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 have 17 participants for the July version. Hopefully that number will continue to grow as the season progresses. By my count, we have 3 takers on the side bet (jaybo374, chieftazmisty, david k.).

As we head into Saturday...keep an eye on the weather!! Two have already taken a seat after three games and your esteemed host is on the brink.

Three Strikes - chief wahoo, intelliracer

Two Strikes - katester44, greatdadx2, scc76, mm1sub

One Strike - andydrummond, anglinomics, david k.*, bearpup, benski3, tennelson55, rhauch

No Strikes - jaybo374*, chieftazmisty*, mrknicks, topaz77

First pitch today is at 11:05am, please have your pick in by than. Contest is closed to new entries.

Updates will be sparse through the holiday weekend, will do my best to keep everyone informed.

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