1981 Houston Astros

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61-49 Lost NLDS
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1981 Houston Astros

What was the record of the 1981 Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros finished the regular season with a 61-49 record. They went 31-20 at home and 30-29 on the road. Including the postseason, the Houston Astros went 63-52. Their final game was a loss in the NL Divisional Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What division did the 1981 Houston Astros play in?

The 1981 Houston Astros played in the West Division of the National League.

What was the division record of the 1981 Houston Astros?

During the regular season, the 1981 Houston Astros went 36-29 against their NL West opponents.

What was the 1981 Houston Astros record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
San Diego Padres 11-3 78.6% +25
Atlanta Braves 8-4 66.7% +7
San Francisco Giants 9-6 60% +13
Cincinnati Reds 4-8 33.3% -7
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-8 33.3% -12

What was the 1981 Houston Astros record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1981 Houston Astros had their best month in September, when they went 18-10 and had a 64.3% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 7-12 and had a 36.8% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 7-12 36.8% -6
May 17-12 58.6% +18
June 4-5 44.4% 0
August 13-8 61.9% +17
September 18-10 64.3% +35
October 2-2 50% -1

Did the 1981 Houston Astros make the Postseason?

Yes, the Houston Astros made the Postseason in 1981. They lost their only series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Divisional Series.

What was the run differential for the 1981 Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros finished the regular season with a run differential of +63. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Astros could have been expected to have about 63.7 wins, or a 64-46 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 Houston Astros perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1981 Houston Astros went 21-21.

How did the 1981 Houston Astros perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1981 Houston Astros went 5-7 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 Houston Astros?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981 Houston Astros was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 Houston Astros?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Astros had during the 1981 regular season was 4 games, which occured 5 separate times.

1981 Houston Astros Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Thu, Apr 9, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 0 - 2
Sat, Apr 11, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 4 - 7
Sun, Apr 12, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 2 - 3
Mon, Apr 13, 1981 vs Atlanta Braves Loss 1 - 2 (10)
Tue, Apr 14, 1981 vs Atlanta Braves Win 8 - 2
Wed, Apr 15, 1981 vs Atlanta Braves Win 2 - 0
Fri, Apr 17, 1981 vs Pittsburgh Pirates Loss 3 - 4
Sat, Apr 18, 1981 vs Pittsburgh Pirates Loss 3 - 6 (11)
Sun, Apr 19, 1981 vs Pittsburgh Pirates Loss 0 - 2
Mon, Apr 20, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 2 - 5
Tue, Apr 21, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 1 - 0
Wed, Apr 22, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 0 - 1
Thu, Apr 23, 1981 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 4 - 5 (10)
Fri, Apr 24, 1981 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 0 - 3
Sat, Apr 25, 1981 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 1 - 2
Sun, Apr 26, 1981 vs Cincinnati Reds Win 1 - 0
Tue, Apr 28, 1981 @ Atlanta Braves Win 2 - 1
Wed, Apr 29, 1981 @ Atlanta Braves Win 5 - 4
Thu, Apr 30, 1981 @ Atlanta Braves Win 5 - 1
Fri, May 1, 1981 @ Pittsburgh Pirates Win 5 - 3
Sat, May 2, 1981 @ Pittsburgh Pirates Loss 4 - 5 (12)
Sun, May 3, 1981 @ Pittsburgh Pirates Win 3 - 1
Mon, May 4, 1981 @ Chicago Cubs Win 5 - 4
Tue, May 5, 1981 @ Chicago Cubs Win 4 - 3
Wed, May 6, 1981 @ Chicago Cubs Loss 1 - 2 (11)
Thu, May 7, 1981 @ Chicago Cubs Win 6 - 0
Fri, May 8, 1981 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 0 - 4
Sat, May 9, 1981 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 5 - 9
Sun, May 10, 1981 @ Cincinnati Reds Win 7 - 5
Mon, May 11, 1981 @ Cincinnati Reds Win 5 - 0
Tue, May 12, 1981 vs St. Louis Cardinals Loss 2 - 3 (10)
Wed, May 13, 1981 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 3 - 0
Thu, May 14, 1981 vs St. Louis Cardinals Loss 6 - 7
Fri, May 15, 1981 vs Chicago Cubs Win 5 - 0
Sat, May 16, 1981 vs Chicago Cubs Win 6 - 1
Sun, May 17, 1981 vs Chicago Cubs Win 6 - 1
Tue, May 19, 1981 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 12 - 15
Wed, May 20, 1981 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 4 - 3 (11)
Thu, May 21, 1981 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 1 - 3
Fri, May 22, 1981 vs San Francisco Giants Loss 3 - 6 (15)
Sat, May 23, 1981 vs San Francisco Giants Win 5 - 3
Sun, May 24, 1981 vs San Francisco Giants Loss 1 - 2
Mon, May 25, 1981 vs San Diego Padres Win 6 - 3
Tue, May 26, 1981 vs San Diego Padres Win 1 - 0
Wed, May 27, 1981 vs San Diego Padres Win 1 - 0
Fri, May 29, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Loss 1 - 3
Sat, May 30, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Win 9 - 8 (14)
Sun, May 31, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Loss 1 - 6
Tue, Jun 2, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 2 - 1
Wed, Jun 3, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 6 - 1
Thu, Jun 4, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Loss 5 - 7
Fri, Jun 5, 1981 vs New York Mets Win 3 - 0
Sat, Jun 6, 1981 vs New York Mets Win 6 - 2
Sun, Jun 7, 1981 vs New York Mets Loss 1 - 3
Mon, Jun 8, 1981 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 3 - 4
Tue, Jun 9, 1981 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 3 - 10
Wed, Jun 10, 1981 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 4 - 5
Mon, Aug 10, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Win 6 - 5
Tue, Aug 11, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Loss 2 - 3
Wed, Aug 12, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Win 5 - 4
Thu, Aug 13, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Loss 1 - 9
Fri, Aug 14, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 5 - 1
Sat, Aug 15, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 5 - 0
Sun, Aug 16, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 3 - 0
Mon, Aug 17, 1981 vs Montreal Expos Loss 2 - 6
Tue, Aug 18, 1981 vs Montreal Expos Win 4 - 2
Wed, Aug 19, 1981 vs Montreal Expos Win 9 - 1
Fri, Aug 21, 1981 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 4 - 5
Sat, Aug 22, 1981 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 4 - 8
Sun, Aug 23, 1981 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 0 - 6
Tue, Aug 25, 1981 @ New York Mets Loss 1 - 2
Wed, Aug 26, 1981 @ New York Mets Win 9 - 3
Thu, Aug 27, 1981 @ New York Mets Loss 2 - 3
Fri, Aug 28, 1981 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 3 - 2 (10)
Sat, Aug 29, 1981 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 6 - 1
Sat, Aug 29, 1981 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 2 - 1
Sun, Aug 30, 1981 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 5 - 4 (10)
Mon, Aug 31, 1981 vs New York Mets Win 6 - 1
Tue, Sep 1, 1981 vs New York Mets Win 3 - 2
Wed, Sep 2, 1981 vs New York Mets Win 8 - 0
Thu, Sep 3, 1981 @ Montreal Expos Win 2 - 1
Fri, Sep 4, 1981 @ Montreal Expos Win 5 - 0
Sat, Sep 5, 1981 @ Montreal Expos Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Sep 6, 1981 @ Montreal Expos Win 4 - 3 (12)
Mon, Sep 7, 1981 @ Atlanta Braves Win 3 - 2
Tue, Sep 8, 1981 @ Atlanta Braves Loss 2 - 3
Wed, Sep 9, 1981 @ Atlanta Braves Loss 0 - 9
Fri, Sep 11, 1981 vs San Francisco Giants Win 6 - 0
Sat, Sep 12, 1981 vs San Francisco Giants Win 5 - 2
Sun, Sep 13, 1981 vs San Francisco Giants Win 3 - 0
Mon, Sep 14, 1981 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 2 - 4
Tue, Sep 15, 1981 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 0 - 4
Wed, Sep 16, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 5 - 2
Thu, Sep 17, 1981 @ San Diego Padres Win 9 - 0
Fri, Sep 18, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Loss 2 - 5
Sat, Sep 19, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Win 8 - 1
Sun, Sep 20, 1981 @ San Francisco Giants Win 7 - 3
Tue, Sep 22, 1981 vs Atlanta Braves Win 3 - 0
Wed, Sep 23, 1981 vs Atlanta Braves Loss 1 - 3
Thu, Sep 24, 1981 vs Atlanta Braves Win 5 - 3
Fri, Sep 25, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 0 - 3
Sat, Sep 26, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 5 - 0
Sun, Sep 27, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 4 - 1
Mon, Sep 28, 1981 vs San Diego Padres Win 2 - 1
Tue, Sep 29, 1981 vs San Diego Padres Loss 1 - 2
Wed, Sep 30, 1981 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 2 - 5
Thu, Oct 1, 1981 @ Cincinnati Reds Win 8 - 1
Fri, Oct 2, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 1 - 6
Sat, Oct 3, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 2 - 7
Sun, Oct 4, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Win 5 - 3
Postseason
NL Divisional Series (Lost 2 - 3)
Tue, Oct 6, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 3 - 1
Wed, Oct 7, 1981 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 1 - 0 (11)
Fri, Oct 9, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 1 - 6
Sat, Oct 10, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 1 - 2
Sun, Oct 11, 1981 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 0 - 4

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