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Predict the August W-L and Run Differential

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Let’s see your guess Nostradamus

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I remember in the days of the Astros.com message board, there would be a monthly thread in which people would enter predictions on record (W-L) and a number of runs scored / allowed. It was a fun process, with all of us keeping track through out the month looking at who was most accurate to date.

So I figured we could start it here, with each month, the winner being highlighted in the following month’s post.

The winner will be determined by the closest on W-L. In the event of a tie on W-L, we will award it to who was closest on Run Differential (you can just put in a +/- Run Differential if you don’t want to spell out runs scored - runs allowed.

Let’s take a look at our July competition

RS/G means Runs Scored per Game and RA/G means Runs Allowed per game.

Indians (1 Game) - 62-43 4.7 RS/G, 4.1 RA/G

Mariners (3 Games) - 46-63, 5.0 RS/G, 5.8 RA/G

Rockies (2 Games) - 49-57, 5.4 RS/G, 5.8 RA/G

Orioles (3 Games) - 35-70, 4.4 RS/G, 6.1 RA/G

White Sox (3 Games) - 46-57, 4.2 RS/G, 5.3 RA/G

Athletics (4 Games) - 60-47, 5.1 RS/G, 4.4 RA/G

Tigers (4 Games) - 30-71. 3.5 RS/G, 5.6 RA/G

Angels (3 Games) - 55-52, 5.1 RS/G, 5.1 RA/G

Rays (3 Games) - 60-48, 4.6 RS/G, 3.9 RA/G

Blue Jays (2 Games) - 40-67, 4.4 RS/G, 5.2 RA/6

Totals - 28 Games

17 of the 28 games are against sub-.500 teams as of today’s writing (60.7%)

In addition to just the W-L and Run Differential, put in a fun prediction - these are not counted in the scoring - make them crazy and fun! If you have any recommendations to improve this for next month, please feel free to add them! Predictions must be in before the first pitch of the month!

EXAMPLE:

Prediction: 10-17, 105 Runs Scored, 145 Runs Allowed

Fun Predictions: Cole strikes out 26, missing 1 due to a bad call by the umpire. Kyle Tucker is called up and makes Yordan look like a wimp!

Previous Month’s Champions:

April: Brian Cohn (HH)

May: Wulaw Horn

June: JeffTweedyisGod & RRTim!

Since the July is still in progress, here are last month’s predictions / results so far:

The Astros are currently at 15-7 with a +42 RD

19-5

astroswoody +60

drewr05 +45

18-6

Gordo B. Staff +47

BrianD +33

yeshuawithajo +29

Danteslion +12

17-7

Darth Grendel +65

Jlh071974 +38

Trav in San Antonio + 35

-Hondo +27

Stro1968 +25

PerpetualCaffeine +24

Dr Rick +23

RockyZ +17

16-8

StrosMan316 +30

Gooner1234 +29

maris61 +25

karljc +24

jello44 +24

Dean Pierce +24

Dastardly Danny +22

AFS05 +22

Tbrook +18

chuckiepoo +17

JuiceBoxHero +17

Haamz +14

15-9

AstroNogs +29

bigtobi +26

jmike +24

Johnbutte +23

Bigwig +22

Rafael Sala +20

SDsportsjunkie +20

Robncypress57 + 16

MHatter106 +15

Z_Aggies +15

LowSmoke +14

strider98 +12

Homeboy H Jefferson +11

RichLa +5

14-10

winmill +24

garyfan +22

Brian Cohn +20

Orlandocepeda +19

Wulaw Horn + 17

Byronstrat777 +16

JeffTweedyisGod +7

13-11

RRTim +5

Rabscuttle +5