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The Ding Dong Challenge: When did Matt Carpenter become a ding dong God?

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Welcome to the Ding Dong Challenge, a game were we try and correctly predict who will hit the most home runs in a given week, keep score throughout the entire season and win a free, awesome t-shirt. Here’s last week’s report card and this week’s list of “elites”. If you want to play, just pick one player from the “elites” and two players from the “everyone else” category (which is just everyone who’s not elite), then list your team in the comments. The sooner you create your team, the better as you only get the homers from when your team is posted till the end of the week.

Week 14 report card

Name Week 14 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Ding Dongs
Name Week 14 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Ding Dongs
Mark Abell 7 Matt Carpenter (6) Odubel Herrera (1) Justin Smoak (0) 56
Sixtus74 6 Matt Carpenter (6) Freddie Freeman (0) Scooter Gennett (0) 57
Pete Rogers 0 J.D. Martinez (0) Freddie Freeman (0) Brandon Nimmo (0) 43
Feslenraster 0 Alex Bregman (0) David Peralta (0) Jed Lowrie (0) 33
The Real Slim Shaney 0 -- -- -- 59
Salti Cracker 0 -- -- -- 45
Heath Capps 0 -- -- -- 13
Brian Creagh 0 -- -- -- 9
Wallstreet1975 0 -- -- -- 7

Obviously since it was a shortened week we had a lot less people playing and a lot less dingers to score. Unless your name is Matt Carpenter. Then we have SIX DINGERS TO SCORE. SIX. S. I. X. Holy poop that man was knocking dongs all weekend and if you were lucky enough to start him—looking at you Mark and Sixtus—you were rewarded handsomely. Well done.

The week was a big boost to both Mark and Sixtus as they now rocked up to the 2nd and 3rd spot, still just behind The Real Slim Shaney.

ONTO THIS WEEK’S ACTION!


Week 15 Elites

Name Team G PA HR R ISO
Name Team G PA HR R ISO
Jose Ramirez Indians 97 433 30 70 0.333
Jesus Aguilar Brewers 89 325 25 50 0.325
Mookie Betts Red Sox 81 370 23 80 0.317
Matt Carpenter Cardinals 94 399 25 65 0.313
J.D. Martinez Red Sox 94 405 29 72 0.311
Mike Trout Angels 100 441 26 73 0.296
Nolan Arenado Rockies 93 409 25 66 0.282
Aaron Judge Yankees 95 432 26 68 0.272
Francisco Lindor Indians 97 457 25 86 0.270
Joey Gallo Rangers 96 378 24 51 0.267
Khris Davis Athletics 90 387 23 54 0.266
Javier Baez Cubs 96 384 19 63 0.263
Nelson Cruz Mariners 84 345 22 40 0.261
Trevor Story Rockies 98 417 20 51 0.259
Bryce Harper Nationals 96 423 24 59 0.257
Gregory Polanco Pirates 89 363 17 52 0.256
Manny Machado - - - 99 428 24 49 0.254
Eugenio Suarez Reds 82 359 19 50 0.252
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 82 359 16 49 0.249
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 79 338 15 42 0.249
Kyle Schwarber Cubs 88 342 19 48 0.246
Alex Bregman Astros 99 449 20 67 0.245
Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 98 431 21 62 0.245
Evan Gattis Astros 88 328 19 40 0.245
Anthony Rendon Nationals 77 336 15 46 0.240

Anyone not on this list is an Everyone Else. Reminder: you pick one Elite and two Everyone Else each week so choose wisely! Leave your team in the comments if you want to play this week (and feel free to leave your twitter handle as we’ll give a shoutout each week to the previous week’s winner).