Okay, let’s give away another brand-new “1975 World Series Collector’s Editionseven-DVD set:

Here’s the contest: the Reds are going to St. Louis next week, August 15-17. It’s a three-game series, and the Reds really need to win at least two of them.

We’re going to have a little prediction contest here. Give me your predictions as to that Reds/Cards series:

1. How many runs will the Reds score in the entire series?
2. How many runs will the Cardinals score in the series?
3. How many runs will the Reds bullpen allow during the series?

Tie-breaker 1: What will Albert Pujols’ batting average be during the three games?
Tie-breaker 2: How many walks will Adam Dunn draw in the series?

We should know the winner shortly after game three of the series. Here are the rules:

1) You must make a prediction on all three questions.
2) You have until midnight on August 14th to do so.
3) Entries must be made under this thread.
4) The individual whose total error is off the least wins.
5) One entry per person, but anyone is welcome to participate (excluding editors of Redleg Nation; well, they can enter, but can’t win)
6) Participants who fail to provide a valid email address are disqualified, as are those who make more than one entry.
7) Questions should be emailed to me.
8) The decision of the judge is final. Live with it.

Good luck!

44 Responses

  1. Jared Owen

    Answers
    1. Reds will score 14 runs
    2. Cards will score 19 runs
    3. Reds bullpen will allow 6 runs

    Tiebreaker #1: Pujols batting average will be .333
    Tiebreaker #2: Dunn will walk 4 times

  2. John Dent

    1. Reds will score 11 runs
    2. Cards will score 8 runs
    3. Reds bullpen will allow 5 runs

    Tiebreaker #1: Pujols batting average: .444
    Tiebreaker #2: Dunn will walk 5 times

  3. Jon Lawrence

    1. Reds will score 12 runs
    2. Cards will score 9 runs
    3. Reds bullpen will give up 3 runs
    Tie #1 Pujols BA – .286
    Tie #2 Dunn walks 4 times

  4. Chris R.

    1. Reds – 13 runs
    2. Cards – 17 runs
    3. Reds bullpen – 4 runs

    Pujols – .333 BA
    Dunn – 3 walks

  5. Brian Baute

    Answers:
    1. Reds will score 13
    2. Cards will score 14
    3. ‘Pen will allow 5
    TB1. Poo holes will bat .363
    TB2. Donkey will walk 3 times

  6. Pup

    Answers
    1. Reds will score 15 runs
    2. Cards will score 17 runs
    3. Reds bullpen will allow 4 runs

    Tiebreaker #1: Pujols batting average will be .357
    Tiebreaker #2: Dunn will walk 3 times

  7. Ryan Babcock

    1. The Reds will score 12 runs.
    2. The Cardinals will score 15 runs.
    3. The Cardinals will score 6 runs off the Reds’ bullpen.
    4. Albert Pujols will hit .385 for the series.
    5. Adam Dunn will walk twice.

  8. Big RedsFanInTN

    1. Reds will score 16 runs
    2. Cardinals will score 15 runs
    3. Reds bull pen will allow 2 runs

    Tie-breaker 1: .275 avg for Pujols
    Tie-breaker 2: Dunn will be issued 4 bb

  9. ohiobobcat

    Reds score 11
    Cards score 22
    Bullpen allows 8

    Pujols .400
    Dunn walks twice

  10. Dick Owen

    1. Reds will score 11 runs
    2. Cardinals will score 15
    3. Bullpen will allow 5 runs

    Pujols will bat .320
    Dunn will walk 4 times

  11. Mitch Mobley

    1. 15
    2. 20
    3. 6

    Tie-breaker 1: 340
    Tie-breaker 2: 3

  12. Mitch Mobley

    I left the decimal point out of the 1st Tie-breaker; for you technicians, it should read .340.

  13. Don Wisenor

    Reds score 14
    Cards score 16
    Bullpen allows 5

    Pujols .182
    Dunn 1 walk

  14. Easygoer

    Reds score 16
    Cards score 12
    Bullpen allows 4

    Albert bats .272
    Dunn will walk 3 times

  15. CeeKeR

    1. Reds score: 20
    2. Cardinals score: 12
    3. Bullpen allows: 4

    Tie-breaker1: Pujols bats .30769
    Tie-breaker2: Dunn will walk 3 times

  16. scott

    CIN scores 16
    STL scores 20
    Cin ‘pen allows 6

    Pujols bats .340
    Dunn walks 4 times

  17. Ken Post

    cin – 19
    stl – 10
    cin bp – 3
    pujols – .225
    Dunn – 5

  18. Gage

    Reds score 21
    Cards score 18
    Bullpen allows 12
    Pujols hits .400
    Dunn Walks 2 times

  19. hammer1

    1. Reds – 16 runs
    2. Cards – 16 runs
    3. Reds bullpen – 5 runs

    Pujols – .300 BA
    Dunn – 2 walks

  20. Schmendeln

    1. How many runs will the Reds score in the entire series? 18
    2. How many runs will the Cardinals score in the series? 17
    3. How many runs will the Reds bullpen allow during the series? 10

    Tie-breaker 1: What will Albert Pujols’ batting average be during the three games? .392
    Tie-breaker 2: How many walks will Adam Dunn draw in the series? 3

  21. Schmendeln

    quick question regarding bullpen runs… all runs allowed by the bullpen will be counted? i.e. credited to a reliever, but both earned and unearned count (but not inherited runners?)

  22. Jeff

    1. Reds – 18 runs
    2. Cards – 16 runs
    3. Reds bullpen – 6 runs

    Pujols – .364 BA
    Dunn – 3 walks

  23. CincyHoo

    1) Reds-16
    2) Cards-13
    3) bullpen-6

    Pujols-.333
    Dunner-4 walks

  24. Tyler

    1. Reds will score 18
    2. Cardinals will score 14
    3. Bullpen will allow 8

    Pujos-.400
    Dunner-3 walks

  25. BK

    1. Reds will score 17
    2. Cards will score 8
    3. Bullpen gives up 3

    T1. Pujols BA – .215
    T2. Dunner walks – 2

  26. Todd

    1. Reds – 16
    2. Cards – 17
    3. Pen – 5

    Pujols – .357
    Dunn – 5 Walks

  27. Ken

    Reds – 22
    Cards – 19
    Bullpen – gives up 7

    Pujols – .333
    Dunn – 4 BB

  28. Scott

    1. Reds will score 19 runs.
    2. Cards will score 19 runs.
    3. Reds’ bullpen will allow five runs.
    TB1: Pujols’ avg will be .286
    TB2: Donkey will walk twice.

  29. Brian

    1. Reds-13 runs
    2. Cards-10 runs
    3. bullpen-3 runs
    Pujols-.333
    Dunn-6 walks

  30. Mike C

    Reds 16
    Cards 18
    Pen 4

    Pujols .363
    Dunn walks: 3

  31. Marcie Purdy

    1. Reds : 17
    2. Cardinals : 16
    3. bullpen : 6

    Pujols : .320
    Dunn : 3

  32. Derek

    Reds score 15
    Cards score 18
    Bullpen allows 7

    Pujols hits .364
    Dunn walks twice

  33. Cary

    Reds score 17
    Cards score 19
    Reds bullpen allows 7 runs

    Tie Breaker #1 Albert Pujols bats .350
    Tie Breaker #2 Adam Dunn walks 4 times

  34. Blue

    Reds score 20.
    Cardinals score 15.
    Bullpen allows 4.

    Pujhols bats .333
    Dunn walks 4

  35. Jeff

    Being the ANALytical type I have accumulated the estimates in excel, this way I can carefully track, with each run that scores, the progress toward my victory. Bwah, hah, hah, hah.

    So, for laughs and in case you are curious, I get …

    44 entries with the following minimim, average, and maximum predictions.

    Reds: 11, 16.14, 24
    Cards: 8, 15.50, 22
    Bullpen: 1, 5.39, 12

    Pujols: .182, .329, .444
    BB Dunn: 1, 3.43, 6

    Seems like a good response, looks like the Pujols tie breaker will be needed unless all the games are either quite well pitched or slugfests.

    Good luck all.

    Dang, just occured to me that my guess precludes a sweep. Kudos to anyone that has the Reds scoring at least three runs more than the Cards.

  36. Greg

    Reds score 13.
    Cardinals score 9.
    Bullpen allows 4.

    Pujols bats .300
    Dunn walks 2

  37. Jeff

    It is looking like the few people who predicted a relatively low number of runs are in the drivers seat. The third game would hae to 9-8 Reds just to get to the average. Check out posts number 2, 3, 36 for the close ones.

  38. Jeff

    I am not official scorekeeper, but post number three looks like the winner. Congratulations Jon.

    What happened to the offense … Jeff Weaver, yikes.

  39. CeeKeR

    Reds scored: 8
    Cardinals scored: 9
    Bullpen allowed: 2 runs (I think)

    …good job to someone (wasn’t me
    :cry:)

  40. Chad

    Yep, it was Jon Lawrence. Good predicting!