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Predict the W-L and Run Differential 2020! *Updated*

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Document your predictions of the future!

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UPDATED: Here is the Announcement from Geoff Blum of the competition!

For the readers who have been here since last year, you’ll probably be familiar with this competition and it needs no explanation, feel free to scroll down. For those that are new, based on the old Astros.com message boards, we hold competitions on who can most accurately predict the Win-Loss and Run Differential. Winners are decided by W-L, and in case of a tie, Run Differential decides it.

This time will be slightly different since the season is shortened to only 60 games, we plan on having a competition for the overall season, and for the month. Additionally, we ask you to make fun predictions. These can be a lot of fun and aren’t considered in the winning of the contest - so definitely make them fun. Will Altuve hit .400? JV repeat his Cy Young? Springer hit another opening day homer? They can be about anything Astros related.

Before we go into this year, here were the results / announcements from last year.

Previous Month’s Champions:

April: Brian Cohn (HH)

May: Wulaw Horn

June: JeffTweedyisGod & RRTim!

July: Strosman

August: Azstrosfan

R/G means runs scored per game, RA/G is runs allowed per game.

The Astros last year finished at 107-55, with 5.68 R/G, 3.95 RA/G,

July/August:

Mariners - 7 Games - 68-94, 4.68 R/G, 5.51 RA/G

Dodgers - 2 Games - 106-56, 5.47 R/G, 3.78 RA/G

Angels - 7 Games - 72-90, 4.75 R/G, 5.36 RA/G

Diamondbacks - 3 Games - 85-77, 5.02 R/G, 4.59 RA/G

A’s - 6 Games - 97-65, 5.22 R/G, 4.20 RA/G

Giants - 3 Games - 77-85, 4.19 R/G, 4.77 RA/G

Rockies - 4 Games - 71-91, 5.15 R/G, 5.91 RA/G

Padres - 3 Games - 70-92, 4.21 R/G, 4.87 RA/G

September:

Rangers - 10 Games - 78-84, 5.00 R/G, 5.42 RA/G

Angels - 3 Games - 72-90, 4.75 R/G, 5.36 RA/G

A’s - 4 Games - 97-65, 5.22 R/G, 4.20 RA/G

Dodgers - 2 Games - 106-56, 5.47 R/G, 3.78 RA/G

Diamondbacks - 3 Games - 85-77, 5.02 R/G, 4.59 RA/G

Mariners - 3 Games - 68-94, 4.68 R/G, 5.51 RA/G

Obviously, teams are not the same as last year, and this year’s shortened season will have an impact on results, but this gives you a baseline to use as you think through your predictions.

Please use the following format (for my sanity):

July/August: 35-0, +400 RD

September: 25-0, + 300 RD

Bold Prediction: Austin Pruitt dominates with a 2.40 ERA and 11 K/9 across the season, winning Rolaid’s Relief Pitcher of the year.