2004 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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2004 Los Angeles Dodgers
2004 NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Frank McCourt
General manager(s) Paul DePodesta
Manager(s) Jim Tracy
Local television FSN West 2; KCOP (13)
Local radio

KFWB
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday

KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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The 2004 season brought change to the Dodgers as the sale of the franchise to developer Frank McCourt was finalized during spring training. McCourt promptly dismissed General Manager Dan Evans and hired Paul DePodesta to take over the team. That led to a flurry of trade activity as the new group attempted to rebuild the Dodgers in their image.

Despite it all, the Dodgers managed to finish the season in first place in the Western Division of the National League and won their first post season game since 1988. However they lost the NL Division Series 3-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 -- .574
San Francisco Giants 91 71 2 .562
San Diego Padres 87 75 6 .537
Colorado Rockies 68 94 25 .420
Arizona Diamondbacks 51 111 42 .315

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Dave Roberts Left fielder
César Izturis Shortstop
Milton Bradley Center fielder
Shawn Green First baseman
Paul Lo Duca Catcher
Juan Encarnación Right fielder
Adrián Beltré Third baseman
Alex Cora Second baseman
Hideo Nomo Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Round 1: Scott Elbert
Round 1-Compensation pick: Blake DeWitt
Round 4: Javy Guerra
Round 9: Cory Wade
Round 13: Jeff Larish (did not sign)
Round 15: Joe Savery (did not sign)
Round 19: David Price (did not sign)
Round 25: Justin Ruggiano
Round 32: Michael Stutes[1]

Roster[edit]

2004 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Jeff Weaver 34 34 220.0 13-13 4.01 67 153 0
Kazuhisa Ishii 31 31 172.0 13-8 4.71 98 99 2
Odalis Pérez 31 31 196.3 7-6 3.25 44 128 0
José Lima 36 24 170.3 13-5 4.07 34 93 0
Hideo Nomo 18 18 84.0 4-11 8.25 42 54 0
Edwin Jackson 8 5 24.7 2-1 7.30 11 16 0
Brad Penny 3 3 11.7 1-2 3.09 6 6 0

Relief Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Éric Gagné 70 0 82.3 7-3 2.19 22 114 45
Duaner Sánchez 67 0 80.0 3-1 3.38 27 44 0
Darren Dreifort 60 0 50.7 1-4 4.44 36 63 1
Guillermo Mota 52 0 63.0 8-4 2.14 27 52 1
Tom Martin 47 0 28.3 0-1 4.13 14 18 1
Wilson Álvarez 40 15 120.7 7-6 4.03 31 102 1
Giovanni Carrara 42 0 53.7 5-2 2.18 20 48 2
Yhency Brazobán 31 0 32.7 6-2 2.48 15 27 0
Elmer Dessens 12 1 19.7 1-0 3.20 8 18 0
Brian Falkenborg 6 0 14.3 1-0 7.53 9 11 0
Scott Stewart 11 0 12.3 1-0 5.84 6 8 0
Mike Venafro 17 0 9.0 0-0 4.00 3 6 0
Masao Kida 3 0 4.7 0-0 0.00 1 5 0
Rodney Myers 1 0 2.0 0-0 0.00 0 1 0

Batting Stats[edit]

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Paul Lo Duca C/1B 91 349 .301 41 105 10 49 2
David Ross C 70 165 .170 13 28 5 15 0
Brent Mayne C 47 96 .188 5 18 0 5 0
Tom Wilson C 9 8 .125 1 1 0 0 0
Shawn Green 1B/RF 157 590 .266 92 157 28 86 5
Alex Cora 2B 138 405 .264 47 107 10 47 3
César Izturis SS 159 670 .288 90 193 4 62 25
Adrián Beltré 3B 156 598 .334 104 200 48 121 7
Jose Hernandez 2B/SS/3B/LF 95 211 .289 32 61 13 29 3
Robin Ventura 1B/3B 102 152 .243 19 37 5 28 0
Olmedo Sáenz 1B 77 111 .279 17 31 8 22 0
Hee-Seop Choi 1B 31 62 .161 5 10 0 6 0
Joe Thurston 2B 17 17 .176 1 3 0 1 0
Antonio Perez 2B/SS 13 13 .231 5 3 0 0 1
Jose Flores 3B 9 4 .250 0 1 0 0 0
Jayson Werth LF/RF/CF 89 290 .262 56 76 16 4
Milton Bradley CF/LF/RF 141 516 .267 72 138 19 67 15
Juan Encarnación RF/LF 86 324 .235 42 76 13 43 3
Dave Roberts LF/CF 68 233 .253 45 59 2 21 33
Steve Finley CF 58 224 .324 31 59 13 46 1
Jason Grabowski LF/RF 113 173 .220 18 38 7 20 0
Chin-Feng Chen LF 8 8 .000 1 0 0 0 0

2004 National League Division Series[edit]

The 2004 National League Division Series was played between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis ended up winning the series 3-1.

Game 1, October 5[edit]

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 9 1
St. Louis 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 X 8 9 0
W: Woody Williams (1-0)  L: Odalis Pérez (0-1)  
HRs: LATom Wilson (1); STLAlbert Pujols (1), Larry Walker 2 (2), Jim Edmonds (1), Mike Matheny (1)

Game 2, October 7[edit]

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
St. Louis 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 X 8 11 0
W: Danny Haren (1-0)  L: Jeff Weaver (0-1)  
HRs: LAMilton Bradley (1), Shawn Green (1), Jayson Werth (1)

Game 3, October 9[edit]

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Los Angeles 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 X 4 7 0
W: José Lima (1-0)  L: Matt Morris (0-1)  
HRs: LAShawn Green 2 (3)

Game 4, October 10[edit]

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 8 0
Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
W: Jeff Suppan (1-0)  L: Wilson Álvarez (0-1)  
HRs: STLAlbert Pujols (2), Reggie Sanders (1); LAJayson Werth (2)

2004 Awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Terry Kennedy
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Scott Little
A Columbus Catfish South Atlantic League Dann Bilardello
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Travis Barbary
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Luis Salazar
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League

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