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The Ding Dong Challenge: THE FINAL WEEK

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The Twins just can’t stop hitting homers.

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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.

Week 26 scorecard

Name Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Feslenraster 5 Eugenio Suarez (1) Marcus Semien (2) Randal Grichuk (2) 115
GratefulMatt 5 Nelson Cruz (3) Manny Machado (0) Ronald Acuna (2) 137
Mark Abell 5 Eugenio Suarez (1) J.D. Martinez (0) Miguel Sano (4) 112
Calvin C 4 Pete Alonso (3) Nicholas Castellanos (1) Eddie Rosario (0) 107
Heath Capps 4 Nolan Arenado (1) Trevor Story (1) Charlie Blackmon (2) 127
Pete Rogers 3 Pete Alonso (3) J.D. Martinez (0) Francisco Lindor (0) 131
Punk is Dead 1 Gleyber Torres (1) Kris Bryant (0) Francisco Lindor (0) 117
Ezra Laemmle -- -- -- 105
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

Back-to-back wins for Feslenraster who ties with Mark and my arch nemesis GratefulMat for the win this week. Hat tip to the Twins offense that yet again continues to crush dingers with Miguel Sano (4) and Nelson Cruz (3) leading the way this week. A good week for my son Pete Alonso who broke all kinds of records knocking 50 dingers his rookie year.

With one final week left, it’s all down to this. I need six points to win, Heath needs 10, and everyone else needs at least 20 which I don’t necessarily see happening.

Best of luck and may the best man I win!

THE FINAL WEEK ELITES

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Nelson Cruz Twins 116 505 40 0.328
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 151 643 46 0.326
Peter Alonso Mets 154 662 50 0.324
Eugenio Suarez Reds 153 638 48 0.302
George Springer Astros 116 534 38 0.300
Jorge Soler Royals 157 659 45 0.295
Alex Bregman Astros 150 664 39 0.292
Josh Bell Pirates 143 613 37 0.292
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 109 486 34 0.287
Anthony Rendon Nationals 140 619 34 0.285
Matt Olson Athletics 122 530 35 0.280
Kyle Schwarber Cubs 150 590 37 0.279
Nolan Arenado Rockies 151 642 41 0.277
Juan Soto Nationals 143 631 34 0.272
Joc Pederson Dodgers 143 495 32 0.272
Austin Meadows Rays 133 569 32 0.271
Max Kepler Twins 134 596 36 0.267
Josh Donaldson Braves 151 640 37 0.265
Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 144 628 32 0.264
Mike Moustakas Brewers 138 569 35 0.264
Gleyber Torres Yankees 140 587 38 0.263
Franmil Reyes Indians 145 531 36 0.262
Max Muncy Dodgers 135 562 33 0.261
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 135 610 30 0.260
Freddie Freeman Braves 155 681 38 0.259

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).