May Hit Streak Contest

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katester44

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Back again for another year....Here we go..THE HIT STREAK CONTEST- May!

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
JOSE ABREAU 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
Yasiel Puig 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
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):
DALLAS MCPHERSON:05 UPPER DECK ARTIFACTS AUTOFACTS SN599 ANGELS
Bubba Trammell:97 Donruss Signature Series TIGERS
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
Cliff Floyd: 02 Topps Pristine Pristine Portions SN1000 Marlins
ERIK BEDARD: 2001 BOWMAN DPP FUTURES GAME JERSEY
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
FREDDY GARCIA:02 UD OVATION DIAMOND FUTURES MARINERS
PHIL NEVIN:02 UPPER DECK BALLPARK IDOLS PLAYERS CLUB PADRES
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 Sunday, May 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 May 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.

DH - Jose Altuve - Astros

May 1 - Jean Segura - Diamondbacks (DH HIT)
May 2 - Mike Trout - Angels
May 3 - Dexter Fowler - Cubs
May 4 - Nolan Arenando - Rockies ***STRIKE 1***
May 5 - Jacoby Ellsbury - Yankees ***STRIKE 2***
May 6 - Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks
May 7 - Manny Machado - Orioles
May 8 - Ian Kinsler - Tigers
May 9 - Carlos Gonzalez - Rockies
May 10 - Ryan Braun - Brewers
May 11 - Kris Bryant - Cubs
May 12 - Victor Martinez - Tigers
May 13 - Daniel Murphy - Nationals
May 14 - Eric Hosmer - Royals
May 15 - Francisco Lindor - Indians ***STRIKE 3***
 
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chieftazmisty

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Count me in again for may and side bet also Will have my line up in very soon

ok let the games begin

DH McCutchen Pirates

1 murphy nationals
2 trumbo orioles
3 fowler cubs
4 machado orioles
5 yelich marlins
6 saunders blue jays
7 braun brewers
8 castellanos tigers
9 pagan giants
10 kinsler tigers
11 sagvra diamond backs
12 mauer twins
13 marte pirates
14 trout angles

lets get it on
 
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anglinomics

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Designated hitter Manny Machado

May 1 STRIKE 1
May 2 Kris Bryant Cubs HIT
May 3 Dexter Fowler Cubs HIT
May 4 Anthony Rizzo Cubs HIT
May 5 Josh Donaldson Blue Jays Hit
May 6 Robinson Cano Mariners Hit
May 7 Chris Davis Orioles Hit
May 8 David Peralta Diamond Backs STRIKE 2
May 9 Bryce Harper Nationals STRIKE 3

Thanks for the contest.
 
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David K.

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  • DH Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
  • May 1, Paul Goldschmidt (ariz)
  • May 2- S Marte (Pittsburgh) Hit!
  • May 3. Manny Machado (Orioles) Hit!
  • May 4- Kris Bryant (Cubs) Hit!
  • May 5- Jose Alture (Astros) Hit!
  • May 6- Mike Trout (Angels) Strike two!
  • May 7- Yasiel Puig (Dodgers)
 
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mrknicks

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I'm in again

DH - Manny Machado (Orioles)

May 1 - Nolan Arenado (Rockies) (2-4)
May 2 - Adrian Beltre (Rangers) STRIKE 1
May 3 - Daniel Murphy (Nationals) (DNP, Machado 1 hit)
May 4 - Mike Trout (LAA) (2-4)
May 5 - Ian Kinsler (Tigers) STRIKE 2
May 6 - Stephen Piscotty (Cardinals) STRIKE 3
May 7 - Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)
May 8 - Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
 
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greatdadx2

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DH: Kole Calhoun (Angels)

May 1st: Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay) HIT
May 2nd: Nolan Arenado (Colorado) HIT
May 3rd: Didi Gregorius (New York) HIT
May 4th: Miguel Cabrera (Detroit) HIT
May 5th: Jonathan Lucroy (Milwaukee) HIT
May 6th: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago) HIT
May 7th: Dustin Pedroia (Boston) K
May 8th: DJ LeMahieu (Colorado) HIT
May 9th: Martin Prado (Miami) HIT
May 10th: Adrian Gonzalez (Los Angeles) HIT
May 11th: Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado) K
May 12th: Mark Trumbo (Baltimore)
 
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Jaybo374

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Count me in for the side bet!!!

DH - Mike Trout LAA

May 1 Christian Yelich MIA (DID NOT START ONLY TO PINCH HIT?!?!?!?) STRIKE 1
May 2 Elvis Andrus TEX STRIKE 2
May 3 Jose Altuve HOU STRIKE 3
May 4 David Ortiz BOS
 
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Tennelson55

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as always, i'm in
DH - Andrew Mcutchen Pirates
1st - christian yelich Marlins - K
2nd - Jose Altuve Astros - H
3rd - Edwardo Nunez Twins - K
4th - Xander Bogarts Red Sox - H
5th - Ryan Braun Brewers - H
6th - Mike Trout Angels -
7th -
8th -
9th -
10th -
 
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bigpapiortiz34

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DH - Mookie Betts

May 1 - Jose Altuve - Hit
May 2 - Starling Marte - Hit
May 3 - Nolan Arenado - Hit
May 4 - Daniel Murphy - Hit
May 5 - Jose Abreu - Strike
May 6 - Paul Goldschmidt - Hit
May 7 - Giancarlo Stanton
May 8 - Kole Calhoun
 
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topaz77

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DH - Prince Fielder (Rangers)

May 1 - Jean Segura (D'Backs) DNP - DH Fielder - HIT
May 2 - Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) - HIT
May 3 - Manny Machado (Orioles) - HIT
May 4 - Michael Conforto (Mets) - STRIKE
May 5 - Jose Altuve (Astros) - HIT
May 6 - Daniel Murphy (Nats) - HIT
May 7 - Mark Trumbo (Orioles) - HIT
May 8 - Lorenzo Cain (Royals) - HIT
May 9 - Nolan Arenado (Rockies) - HIT
May 10 - Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox - HIT
May 11 - Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) - HIT
May 12 - Ian Kinsler (Tigers) - HIT
May 13 - Robinson Cano (Mariners) - HIT
May 14 - Adam Jones (Orioles) - HIT
May 15 - Mike Trout (Angels) - HIT
May 16 - David Ortiz (Red Sox) PPD - STRIKE
May 17 - Kris Bryant (Cubs)
May 18 - Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
May 19 -
 
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quota

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I'm in.

Thanks
Pat

DH Miguel Cabrera Tigers

May 1 Machado Orioles HIT
May 2 Prince Rangers HIT
May 3 J D Martinez Tigers HIT
May 4 Pagan Giants DH HIT
May 5 Altuve Astros HIT
May 6 Harper Nationals STRIKE
May 7 A Gonzalez Dodgers HIT
May 8 Trout Angels HIT
May 9 Ortiz Red Sox HIT
May 10 Howard Phillies STRIKE
May 11 Conger Rays
May 12 Molina Cards
 
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scc76

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DH Bryce Harper

May 1st Hosmer Royals hit
May 2nd Altuve Astros hit
May 3rd Trout Angels hit
May 4th Marte Pirates Strike 1
May 5th Braun Brewers hit
May 6th Murphy Nationals hit
May 7th Trumbo Orioles hit
May 8th Rizzo Cubs hit
May 9th Gonzalez Rockies hit
May 10th Machado Orioles hit
May 11th Cano Mariners hit
May 12th Castellanas Tigers Strike 2
May 13th V Martinez Tigers hit
May 14th Prado Marlins hit
May 15th Bogaerts Red Sox hit
May 16th Pedroia Red Sox Strike 3 ppd. DH Harper DNP

Thanks for another great contest.

Stanley
 
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katester44

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May 1st Hosmer Royals
May 2nd Altuve Astros
May 3rd Trout Angels
May 4th Marte Pirates
May 5th Braun Brewers

Thanks for another great contest.

Stanley

Welcome aboard Stanley - don't forget to add your DH.

Still time to get entered. My picks for Day 1 are going in right now.
 

katester44

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And away we go...Hit Streak May 2016 is underway. We have 13 participants, which is again shockingly low and kind of disappointing.

Three Strikes - none

Two Strikes - none

One Strike - anglinomics, david k., jaybo374*, tennellson55*, benski3

No Strikes - katester44, chieftazmisty*, mrknicks, greatdadx2, bigpapiortiz34, topaz77, quota, scc76

First pitch is today at 7:00pm, please have picks posted by than. Watch the weather, lots of rain on the eastern seaboard. 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 May 2016 is underway. We have 13 participants, which is again shockingly low and kind of disappointing.

For the most part, much better in May than in April. Starting to figure out who the hitters are..and aren't (yeah, I mean you Tulo). A couple of folks already on the edge of elimination, but bookies don't pay at halftime and if you don't have three strikes here, you are still alive!

Three Strikes - none

Two Strikes - jaybo374*, benski3

One Strike - chieftazmisty*, anglinomics, david k., mrknicks, tennellson55*

No Strikes - katester44, greatdadx2, bigpapiortiz34, topaz77, quota, scc76

First pitch is today at 6:10pm, please have picks posted by than. Watch the weather, lots of rain on the eastern seaboard - same as yesterday. 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.
 
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