We had to wait all the way to the third inning before David DeJesus extended the streak. There was some discussion about the hit as the play could have been ruled an error, but the official scorer smiled on those who picked DeJesus and left it as a hit. The standings are below, and they are getting crowded at the top, get your picks in for today’s game! Good luck!
What else is new? Junior Lake took the first pitch of the game and roped it into left field to give a number of players three points. Lake has now extended the streak three times since the contest started on 8/1, below are the standings through last nights game. Quick turnaround as the Cubs and Phillies get things going at 11:35 AM CST, so get your picks in!
A right oblique strain has landed Luis Valbuena on the DL, that’s the bad news, the good news is that the Cubs have called up Logan Watkins. Many fans, including myself have been wanting the Cubs to call up Watkins for his tremendous plate discipline and ability to get on base. Watkins will get the start at second base today for the Cubs, he doesn’t have the range or glove that Barney has but he trumps Barney at the plate, and if he is going to hit eight like Barney did then I will take a .230 average and a .340+ on base percentage. That is something that Barney hasn’t been able to do, I hope Watkins takes this opportunity and runs with it.
Junior Lake is a popular choice in the no hit streak contest, as he should be. Lake got things started for the Cubs again yesterday making Junior Lake the correct choice in two out of the three games so far. Only two participants are perfect through three games, @WesJameson11, and @FWKRT have both picked the correct player and inning of all three games. There is a long way to go, but currently they are both tied atop the standings, get your picks in for today, 1:20 PM CST first pitch, good luck!
Yesterday was a fun day as myself, @CubsNoHitStreak and @CubicSnarkonia officially opened the Cubs no hit streak contest on twitter. We were blown away with the response as 68 fans entered the August contest, bravo Twitterverse. If you would like to get caught up on the contest please head over to World Series Dreaming to read the rules page, you can still get in for the September contest!
With one swing of the bat Junior Lake put 16 people into a tie for first place, a lot of people were all over Junior Lake last night, see that, we have very smart fans! The standings can change quickly however (2 points for correct player, 1 point for correct inning) so it will be a battle to the end. Remember, there are two ways to enter your pick each day after the lineup is released. One, you can tweet your player, and inning with #nohitstreakcontest somewhere in your tweet so we can track it, or two, you can email CubsNoHitStreakContest@gmail.com and we will grab your selection there. If you do email, please be sure to give us your twitter handle, player and inning.
Quite the start boys and girls, this should be a fun ride! Just a reminder, Cubs start at 3:05 PM CST today, please have your pick in to us before then, we will post the lineup as soon as it is out, thanks again for playing!
POINT TOTALS THROUGH AUGUST 1
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