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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 6

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Manny Machado one-upped Fernando Tatis this 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.

Week 5 results

Name Week 5 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 5 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Garrett 8 Nelson Cruz (3) Juan Soto (2) Manny Machado (3) 30
Heath 4 Fernando Tatis Jr (1) Juan Soto (2) Trevor Story (1) 25
feslenraster 3 Mookie Betts (0) Tim Anderson (0) Manny Machado (3) 19
Pete 3 Fernando Tatis Jr (1) Juan Soto (2) J.D. Martinez (0) 18
Mark 0 -- -- -- 17
cazmart 0 -- -- -- 3

Garrett continuing to build a commanding lead this season with a dominant performance from both Nelson Cruz and Manny Machado. Heath is the closest on the season, still five dingers behind Garrett’s substantial lead.

Meanwhile, shit week for yours truly and Fes, both of who got busted by Red Sox/ex-Red Sox players as neither Mookie Betts nor J.D. Martinez went yard this week. It’s time I stop trying to care about the Red Sox. They’re trash. I must accept it.

Last week’s biggest ding donger: Jesse Winker and Kyle Schwarber (4)

Week 6 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Luke Voit Yankees 28 109 12 0.394
Juan Soto Nationals 23 99 9 0.384
Jesse Winker Reds 34 116 10 0.371
Nelson Cruz Twins 34 137 13 0.361
Brandon Lowe Rays 33 135 10 0.350
Mike Trout Angels 31 141 12 0.345
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 36 162 13 0.343
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 32 132 12 0.339
Ian Happ Cubs 34 133 9 0.330
Matt Chapman Athletics 34 141 10 0.328
Nicholas Castellanos Reds 34 140 10 0.328
Jose Abreu White Sox 34 148 12 0.326
Anthony Santander Orioles 33 145 10 0.319
Kyle Tucker Astros 32 126 6 0.316
Mookie Betts Dodgers 34 150 11 0.313
Eloy Jimenez White Sox 32 131 11 0.311
Manny Machado Padres 36 158 11 0.309
Wil Myers Padres 33 133 8 0.294
J.T. Realmuto Phillies 28 116 9 0.292
Luis Robert White Sox 32 128 9 0.291
Robbie Grossman Athletics 28 109 4 0.291
Bryce Harper Phillies 28 120 7 0.290
Randal Grichuk Blue Jays 28 122 9 0.289
Mike Yastrzemski Giants 36 158 7 0.288
Corey Seager Dodgers 29 127 9 0.286

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).