August 2013

Cubs no hit streak contest; Standings!

DeJesus winner

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!

8-8 standings (1)

8-8 standings (2)

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Cubs no hit streak contest; Standings!

Lake 8-3

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!

8-7 standings (1)

8-7 standings (2)

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Cubs no hit streak contest; Standings!

No hit pic 8-6

Only two people selected Nate Schierholtz, only one person picked him in the second inning, Nate gets no love.  Because of the dry day for most people the standings stayed pretty much the same with only a few movers, get you picks in for today, and good luck!

8-6 standings (1)

 

8-6 standings (2)

 

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Valbuena to the DL, Logan Watkins called up

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

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.

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Cubs no hit streak; Standings!

Lake 8-3

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!

CNHS 8-4 standings 1

CNHS 8-4 standings 2

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Cubs no hit streak contest; Standings

Only three people successfully picked the correct player and inning both days, awfully hard to do, and very impressive.  Here are the full standings through August 2nd, long way to go.

no hit standings 8-2 (1)

 

no hit standings 8-2 (2)

 

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The Cubs no hit streak; August 2nd RESULTS

DeJesus winner

David DeJesus wasted no time today as he laced a lead-off single to give a few lucky contestants three big points.  Here are the results from today, I will send out an updated standings post shortly!

no hit streak 8-2 results (1)

no hit streak 8-2 results (2)

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The Cubs no hit streak; August 2nd Picks

Just a handful of people didn’t submit their picks today.  If you didn’t submit your pick today, no worries, we are playing based on points so you can easily make it up tomorrow, just remember to submit your pick tomorrow!  Good luck!

8-2no hit picks (1)

 

8-2no hit picks (2)

 

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The Cubs no hit streak; August 1st picks

We believe in transparency here, so below is a list of who picked who from yesterday, we will post this daily so everyone can follow along.  We are human, so if you think you see an error please let us know, you won’t hurt our feelings.

8-1 no hit picks (1)

 

8-1 no hit picks (2)

 

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The Cubs no hit streak contest is off and running

Lake no hit

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

Twitter Handle Total Points
@ChiTownSwag24_7 0
@harrypav 0
@brantparsons 1
@megsridindirty 1
@hamsterjockey 1
@CubsFan1023 1
@KennedyMLB 3
@dirtyberd 0
@LukeJett10 3
@samgazdziak 0
@Austin_Handler 3
@Jhiser01 1
@mrgocubs 3
@cjdubbya 3
@Rob_Willer 1
@_randomfandom 3
@MattDWhitaker 3
@TylerHeff 1
@rushing012 0
@cubsshort5 1
@lafhert 1
@Jatanaka 1
@Sam_Stecher 1
@j0sie95 1
@MightyNooblet 3
@ericlpauly24 1
@Jmarwitz 1
@bamaq23 0
@highfillsteve 0
@zorag 1
@chicagosports91 3
@gohawk_11 1
@danwright10 1
@mundtdog16 1
@justinjarrett 0
@rjastremsky 0
@PatDrosten 0
@WesJameson11 3
@GoCubsGo44 1
@JacobK47 3
@KJCollard 1
@GoFreakingCubs 0
@fantasybteam 0
@coreybaker 0
@AndyCarroll258 1
@jonathanshank 1
@J_Anderson29 1
@rizzimike 1
@ccrowther86 0
@boxofcubs 0
@FWKRTJ 3
@OneManArmy_10 3
@WrigleyWrapUp 1
@halosbeavpanths 0
@eaborchardt 1
@writer0076 1
@BlakeZ1908 0
@JakeMo42 2
@A_Dunkel 0
@spicycrawdad 0
@zenoknows 3
@spncrpatterson 1
@THEbolstad 3
@sambams1616 0
@bestfriendoug 0
@MaximusMG 0
@Lifeiskillingme7 3
@kjcollard 0

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