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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 2

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Aaron Judge won the week. Easily.

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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 1 results

Name Week 1 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 1 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Heath 7 Giancarlo Stanton (0) Ronald Acuna Jr (1) Aaron Judge (6) 7
Garrett 6 Nelson Cruz (0) Bryce Harper (0) Aaron Judge (6) 6
cazmart 3 Max Muncy (1) Bryce Harper (0) Joey Gallo (2) 3
Pete 1 Nelson Cruz (0) Ronald Acuna Jr (1) Mike Trout (0) 1
Mark 1 Giancarlo Stanton (0) Eloy Jimenez (1) J.D. Martinez (0) 1

Basically, if you didn’t have Aaron Judge this week you were screwed. Heath was so damn lucky all of Judge’s dingers came Wednesday onward since he didn’t get his lineup in until then. The luck dog.

Nelson Cruz really let me and Garrett down, though Garrett also had Judge so I don’t feel sorry for him at all. I have no sympathy in my heart for anyone who willingly puts a New York Yankee on their team. Gross.

Hopefully Mark and I can start scoring actual points this week...

Best home run hitter of the week: Aaron Judge (6). Duh.

Let’s get to Week 2!

Week 2 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Aaron Judge Yankees 8 36 6 0.613
Miguel Rojas Marlins 3 12 1 0.600
Didi Gregorius Phillies 3 13 2 0.545
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 7 31 4 0.500
Jesus Aguilar Marlins 3 14 2 0.500
Colin Moran Pirates 9 35 5 0.485
Nicholas Castellanos Reds 9 36 4 0.484
Christian Vazquez Red Sox 8 32 4 0.419
Trevor Story Rockies 8 36 4 0.414
JaCoby Jones Tigers 9 31 3 0.414
Joey Gallo Rangers 8 35 3 0.414
Rio Ruiz Orioles 6 26 3 0.409
Tyler O'Neill Cardinals 5 17 2 0.400
Ian Happ Cubs 9 32 3 0.393
Brandon Lowe Rays 10 40 2 0.371
Luke Voit Yankees 7 27 3 0.360
Marcell Ozuna Braves 10 41 3 0.353
Nelson Cruz Twins 9 37 3 0.353
Trent Grisham Padres 10 45 3 0.342
Corey Seager Dodgers 9 40 3 0.333
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 10 35 3 0.333
Brian Goodwin Angels 8 34 2 0.333
Max Kepler Twins 8 34 3 0.333
Bryce Harper Phillies 3 13 1 0.333
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 9 40 3 0.321

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).