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The Ding Dong Challenge: Monster Dong Week recap!

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MDW WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

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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.

As those who played know, this isn’t just a recap of last week’s teams; this is a recap of the one, the only...

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MONSTER DONG WEEK 2019!

MDW is a magical three week culmination of ding dongs, dingers, homers, yard bombs, taters, goners, moonshots, big flies, piss missiles and grand salamies. Get ready for some startling numbers boys and girls.

MDW scorecard

Name MDW Total Elite 1 Elite 2 Elite 3 Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Everyone Else 3 Total Dongs
Name MDW Total Elite 1 Elite 2 Elite 3 Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Everyone Else 3 Total Dongs
Pete Rogers 41 Christian Yelich (8) Peter Alonso (9) Mike Trout (8) Nolan Arenado (6) J.D. Martinez (5) Keston Hiura (5) 75
Heath Capps 37 Christian Yelich (8) Cody Bellinger (6) Joey Gallo (5) Nolan Arenado (6) Trevor Story (6) Ronald Acuna Jr (6) 71
GratefulMatt 36 Christian Yelich (8) Cody Bellinger (6) Mike Trout (8) Bryce Harper (4) Hunter Renfroe (8) Paul Goldschmidt (2) 67
Feslenraster 36 Josh Bell (8) Eddie Rosario (5) Mike Trout (8) Mitch Garver (2) Jorge Soler (7) Ronald Acuna Jr (6) 55
Ezra Laemmle 32 Christian Yelich (8) Khris Davis (1) Mike Trout (8) Nolan Arenado (6) Mookie Betts (3) Ronald Acuna Jr (6) 57
Calvin C 28 Christian Yelich (8) Christian Walker (3) Rhys Hoskins (2) Yasiel Puig (4) Trevor Story (6) Keston Hiura (5) 47
Mark Abell 26 Christian Yelich (8) Khris Davis (1) Mike Trout (8) Jose Ramirez (1) Mookie Betts (3) Shohei Ohtani (5) 55
Punk is Dead 25 George Springer (2) Eddie Rosario (5) Alex Bregman (5) Nolan Arenado (6) Kris Bryant (5) Paul Goldschmidt (2) 54
Salti Cracker 22 George Springer (2) Khris Davis (1) Mike Trout (8) Nolan Arenado (6) Mookie Betts (3) Paul Goldschmidt (2) 41
Dark Passenger -- -- -- -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- -- -- -- 20

THANK YOU PETER ALONSO! There were a lot of repeats in the MDW and I was worried that maybe we’d have so many similar players that our scores would all even out. But that was not the case thanks to a couple standout and stand-down guys. Shout out the already heroic Alonso for knocking the most dingers this past month and a round of props to Hunter Renfroe and Jorge Soler for both knocking the ball far numerous times. Plus, here’s to the new kid Keston Hiura for getting called up to the majors and then going yard five times.

Sorry to Ezra, Mark and Salti who were all bitten by the Khris Davis bug and extra sorrys to Mark for also getting hit with Jose Ramirez’s single dinger.

Ultimately, I’m just glad we got some big numbers during the MDW. Would’ve been really upset if we hadn’t even broken double digits this month.

Anyways, back to the old basic Ding Dong Challenge format for this week. Here are your Elites:

Week 12 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 59 258 24 0.406
Joey Gallo Rangers 50 214 17 0.376
Joc Pederson Dodgers 58 207 18 0.362
Josh Bell Pirates 63 273 18 0.342
Peter Alonso Mets 64 264 21 0.339
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 63 272 20 0.338
George Springer Astros 48 216 17 0.335
Mike Trout Angels 62 277 17 0.330
Anthony Rendon Nationals 51 220 12 0.319
Mike Moustakas Brewers 59 255 20 0.318
Franmil Reyes Padres 63 227 19 0.311
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 60 232 16 0.295
Edwin Encarnacion Mariners 63 278 20 0.288
Freddie Freeman Braves 64 287 17 0.280
Austin Meadows Rays 47 205 12 0.280
Javier Baez Cubs 62 271 16 0.276
Hunter Dozier Royals 52 216 11 0.276
Eduardo Escobar Diamondbacks 64 284 15 0.273
Max Kepler Twins 57 252 15 0.273
Alex Bregman Astros 65 288 18 0.272
Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 61 258 17 0.272
Eddie Rosario Twins 61 261 19 0.272
Jorge Soler Royals 65 266 17 0.269
Nolan Arenado Rockies 63 281 16 0.268
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 60 269 16 0.267

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).