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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 4

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Krush Davis living well up to his name this past week.

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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 3 report card

Name Week 3 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 3 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Pete Rogers 8 Cody Bellinger (2) Khris Davis (5) Mookie Betts (1) 14
Ghoji Blackburn 6 Cody Bellinger (2) Aaron Judge (2) Edwin Encarnacion (2) 20
Heath Capps 6 Mike Trout (0) Khris Davis (5) Nolan Arenado (1) 16
Ezra Laemmle 6 Cody Bellinger (2) Michael Conforto (1) Ronald Acuna (3) 12
Punk is Dead 6 Mike Trout (0) Khris Davis (5) Nolan Arenado (1) 14
GratefulMatt 5 Mike Trout (0) Freddie Freeman (0) Khris Davis (5) 14
Calvin C 2 Mike Trout (0) Javier Baez (0) Aaron Judge (2) 3
Salti Cracker 1 Mike Trout (0) Aaron Judge (1) J.D. Martinez (0) 9
Mark Abell 1 Christian Yelich (0) Jose Ramirez (0) Christin Stewart (1) 11
Feslenraster 1 Gary Sanchez (0) Wil Myers (0) Daniel Vogelbach (1) 10

HA round of applause for me for bucking the Mike Trout trend and picking the winning team this week. I’d like to dedicate this win to Mookie Betts whose single homer made no difference in me winning but still, I want to reward Mookie and the Sox somehow since they are trash.

Loser this week is Trout who’s hamstring injury all but destroyed everyone’s team. I’m actually really impressed with Heath for taking the big zero from Trout and still managing to finish near the top, thanks again to Khris Davis who was by far and away this week’s MVP.

Also shoutout this week’s Big Donger as only Jose Altuve wins the award with his six homers this past week. Well done sir.

Onto Week 4’s Elites!

Week 4 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Mike Trout Angels 12 49 5 0.531
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 17 76 9 0.485
Anthony Rendon Nationals 14 63 6 0.473
Peter Alonso Mets 15 62 6 0.455
Willson Contreras Cubs 13 46 5 0.447
Khris Davis Athletics 18 77 10 0.431
Mitch Moreland Red Sox 15 52 5 0.426
Joc Pederson Dodgers 16 63 6 0.412
Jay Bruce Mariners 16 68 7 0.390
Austin Meadows Rays 15 64 6 0.375
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 14 64 5 0.373
Trey Mancini Orioles 16 70 6 0.371
Jose Altuve Astros 16 70 7 0.359
Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 13 53 5 0.353
Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves 15 67 5 0.340
Kolten Wong Cardinals 15 59 4 0.340
Christian Walker Diamondbacks 15 52 4 0.340
Freddy Galvis Blue Jays 16 60 5 0.333
Mitch Haniger Mariners 18 84 5 0.329
Dansby Swanson Braves 15 57 4 0.326
Victor Robles Nationals 14 52 3 0.326
Jason Heyward Cubs 12 50 4 0.325
Paul Goldschmidt Cardinals 15 69 6 0.322
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 16 64 5 0.321
Bryce Harper Phillies 14 64 4 0.320

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).