2008 Cincinnati Reds season

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2008 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Castellini
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television FSN Ohio
Local radio WLW (700 AM)
Cincinnati Bell Reds Radio Network
Stats ESPN.com
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The Cincinnati Reds' 2008 season was their 127th in total and their sixth in their present home park, Great American Ball Park. The Reds play in the National League's central division; their divisional foes are the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs are the defending champions. The Reds have not made the playoffs since the 1995 season.[1]

The 2008 season was manager Dusty Baker's first with the Reds; the 19-year major league veteran outfielder from 1968 season to 1986 season with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Oakland Athletics, previously managed the San Francisco Giants from 1993 to 2002 and the Chicago Cubs from 2003 to 2006. He took the entire 2007 off. Baker replaced Pete Mackanin, who was named the interim manager on July 1, 2007, after Jerry Narron, coincidentally hired as an interim manager himself, in 2005 season was fired.

Baker is the club's first-ever African American manager.[2]

The season is being dedicated to a number of people who died prior to the beginning of the season. Primarily, former Reds left-handed pitcher and longtime announcer Joe Nuxhall, affectionately known to fans as "The Ol' Lefthander", who died on November 15, 2007 of cancer. A patch that says "NUXY" is being worn on Reds uniforms.

Other Reds figures who passed were Sheldon "Chief" Bender, a former major league pitcher who developed the Reds' minor league farm system in the late 1960s and into the 1970s. Bender died on February 27, 2008. He worked with general manager Bob Howsam, who had died eight days earlier, to develop the Reds into 1970s powerhouse team nicknamed "The Big Red Machine".

Just 21 games into the 2008 season, the Reds fired 3rd year General Manager Wayne Krivsky and replaced him with former St. Louis Cardinals General Manager Walt Jocketty. The Reds had at 9–12 record, tied for 4th in the NL Central standings at the time of the firing. It was the team's worst start since the 2003 season.The Reds again stirred up controversy in Cincinnati in late July and early August by first trading right fielder Ken Griffey, Jr., who a month earlier had hit his 600th home run, to the Chicago White Sox at the trade deadline. On their next off day they sent popular left fielder Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor leaguers and pitcher Micah Owings.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 97 64 0.602 55–26 42–38
Milwaukee Brewers 90 72 0.556 49–32 41–40
Houston Astros 86 75 0.534 11 47–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 11½ 46–35 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 23½ 43–38 31–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 30½ 39–42 28–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WAS AL
Diamondbacks 3–5 2–4 2–4 15–3 2–7 4–2 8–10 2–5 3–3 3–4 4–3 10–8 11–7 3–4 4–2 6–9
Braves 5–3 0–6 3–3 4–3 10–8 3–3 4–2 3–6 11–7 4–14 2–5 5–1 2–5 2–5 6–12 8–7
Cubs 4–2 6–0 8–7 5–1 4–3 8–9 5–2 9–7 4–2 3–4 14–4 5–2 4–3 9–6 3–3 6–9
Reds 4–2 3–3 7–8 1–5 6–2 3–12 1–7 10–8 3–4 3–5 6–9 4–3 5–1 5–10 4–3 9–6
Rockies 3–15 3–4 1–5 5–1 5–3 3–3 8–10 4–3 3–6 0–5 5–2 9–9 11–7 3–4 4–3 7–8
Marlins 7–2 8–10 3–4 2–6 3–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 8–10 10–8 3–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 14–3 5–10
Astros 2–4 3–3 9–8 12–3 3–3 2–4 4–3 7–8 5–2 3–4 8–8 3–3 7–1 7–8 4–2 7–11
Dodgers 10–8 2–4 2–5 7–1 10–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 3–4 4–4 5–2 11–7 9–9 2–4 3–3 5–10
Brewers 5–2 6–3 7–9 8–10 3–4 1–5 8–7 2–4 2–4 1–5 14–1 4–3 6–0 10–5 6–2 7–8
Mets 3–3 7–11 2–4 4–3 6–3 10–8 2–5 4–3 4–2 11–7 4–3 2–5 5–1 4–3 12–6 9–6
Phillies 4–3 14–4 4–3 5–3 5–0 8–10 4–3 4–4 5–1 7–11 4–2 4–2 3–3 5–4 12–6 4–11
Pirates 3–4 5–2 4–14 9–6 2–5 2–3 8–8 2–5 1–14 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–2 10–7 3–4 6–9
Padres 8–10 1–5 2–5 3–4 9–9 2–4 3–3 7–11 3–4 5–2 2–4 4–3 5–13 1–6 5–1 3–15
Giants 7–11 5–2 3–4 1–5 7–11 3–3 1–7 9–9 0–6 1–5 3–3 2–4 13–5 4–3 7–0 6–12
Cardinals 4–3 5–2 6–9 10–5 4–3 5–2 8–7 4–2 5–10 3–4 4–5 7–10 6–1 3–4 5–1 7–8
Nationals 2–4 12–6 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–14 2–4 3–3 2–6 6–12 6–12 4–3 1–5 0–7 1–5 8–10
AL 9–6 7–8 9–6 6–9 8–7 10–5 11–7 10–5 8–7 6–9 11–4 9–6 15–3 12–6 8–7 10–8

As of September 28, 2008.


Roster[edit]

2008 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

2008 game log[edit]

The following is the Reds' 2008 season game log.[3][4]

2008 game log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases; AVG = Batting Average

Player G AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
Bako, Paul 99 299 30 65 6 35 0 .217
Bruce, Jay 108 413 63 105 21 52 4 .254
Cabrera, Jolbert 48 115 17 29 3 12 2 .252
Dickerson, Chris 31 102 20 31 6 15 5 .304
Encarnación, Edwin 146 506 75 127 26 68 1 .251
Freel, Ryan 48 131 17 39 0 10 8 .298
Hairston, Jr., Jerry 80 261 47 85 6 36 15 .326
Hanigan, Ryan 31 85 9 23 2 9 0 .271
Hopper, Norris 26 50 3 10 0 1 1 .200
Keppinger, Jeff 121 459 45 122 3 43 3 .266
Patterson, Corey 135 366 46 75 10 34 14 .205
Phillips, Andy 52 73 11 17 3 10 0 .233
Phillips, Brandon 141 559 80 146 21 78 23 .261
Richar, Danny 16 36 4 8 0 3 1 .222
Valentín, Javier 94 129 10 33 4 18 0 .256
Votto, Joey 151 526 69 156 24 84 7 .297
Castillo, Wilkin 18 32 6 9 0 1 0 .281

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games Pitched; IP = Innings Pitched; W= Wins; L = Losses; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned Run Average; WHIP = Walks + Hits Per Innings Pitched

Player G IP W L K ERA WHIP
Volquez, Edinson 33 196.0 17 6 206 3.21 1.33
Harang, Aaron 30 184.1 6 17 153 4.78 1.38
Arroyo, Bronson 34 200.0 15 11 163 4.77 1.44
Cueto, Johnny 31 174.0 9 14 158 4.81 1.41
Fogg, Josh 22 78.1 2 7 45 7.58 1.58
Ramírez, Ramón 5 27.0 1 1 21 2.67 1.04

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games Pitched; IP = Innings Pitched; W= Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned Run Average; WHIP = Walks + Hits Per Innings Pitched

Player G IP W L SV K ERA WHIP
Cordero, Francisco 72 70.1 5 4 34 78 3.33 1.41
Affeldt, Jeremy 74 78.1 1 1 0 80 3.33 1.31
Weathers, David 72 69.1 4 6 0 46 3.25 1.53
Bray, Bill 63 47.0 2 2 0 54 2.87 1.57
Lincoln, Mike 64 70.1 2 5 0 57 4.48 1.28
Majewski, Gary 37 40.0 1 0 0 27 6.53 1.90
Masset, Nick 10 17.1 1 0 0 11 2.08 1.21


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Rick Sweet
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Mike Goff
A Sarasota Reds Florida State League Joe Ayrault
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Donnie Scott
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Pat Kelly
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Julio Garcia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Cincinnati Reds Statistics and Roster". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ Sheldon, Mark (October 14, 2007). "News: Reds hire Baker as manager". The Official Site of The Cincinnati Reds. Retrieved April 9, 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Official Site of The Cincinnati Reds: Homepage". Archived from the original on April 4, 2008. Retrieved April 4, 2008. 
  4. ^ "2008 Cincinnati Reds Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008.