2008 Colorado Rockies season

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2008 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles & Dick Monfort
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television FSN Rocky Mountain
KTVD (My20)
Local radio KOA
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The Colorado Rockies' 2008 season was the team's 16th season overall. The Rockies attempted to repeat their previous season's success after making it to the World Series; however, they ended up finishing third place in the National League West with a record of 74-88. The Rockies drew 2,650,218 fans for the season, their highest total since 2002. The average home attendance was 33,127 fans.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 7, 2007: Jamey Carroll was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Sean Smith (minors) (April 24, 2008) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[1]
  • December 13, 2007: Kip Wells and Luis Vizcaíno were signed as Free Agents by the Colorado Rockies.[2][3]
  • February 17, 2008: Scott Podsednik was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • March 26, 2008: Ramón Ramírez was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Jorge De La Rosa (April 30, 2008) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 84 78 .519 48–33 36–45
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 80 .506 2 48–33 34–47
Colorado Rockies 74 88 .457 10 43–38 31–50
San Francisco Giants 72 90 .444 12 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 63 99 .389 21 35–46 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.


Transactions[edit]

  • April 30, 2008: Jason Grilli was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Colorado Rockies for Zach Simons (minors).[6]
  • May 16, 2008: Glendon Rusch was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[7]
  • August 6, 2008: Liván Hernández was selected off waivers by the Colorado Rockies from the Minnesota Twins.[8]
  • August 14, 2008: Kip Wells was released by the Colorado Rockies.[2]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Jayson Nix (Apr 1)
    • Jonathan Herrera (Apr 30)
    • Doug Bernier (Jun 17)
    • Dexter Fowler (Sep 2)
  • Pitchers:
    • Greg Reynolds (May 11)
    • Cedrick Bowers (Jul 2)
    • Steven Register (Aug 4) [9]

Game log[edit]

2008 Game Log

Roster[edit]

2008 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Chris Iannetta 104 333 88 .264 18 65
1B Todd Helton 83 299 79 .264 7 29
2B Clint Barmes 107 393 114 .290 11 44
SS Troy Tulowitzki 101 377 99 .263 8 46
3B Garrett Atkins 155 611 175 .286 21 99
LF Matt Holliday 139 539 173 .321 25 88
CF Willy Taveras 133 479 120 .251 1 26
RF Brad Hawpe 138 488 138 .283 25 85

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Baker, JeffJeff Baker 104 299 80 .268 12 48
Stewart, IanIan Stewart 81 266 69 .259 10 41
Torrealba, YorvitYorvit Torrealba 70 236 58 .246 6 31
Spilborghs, RyanRyan Spilborghs 89 233 73 .313 6 36
Quintanilla, OmarOmar Quintanilla 81 210 50 .238 2 15
Podsednik, ScottScott Podsednik 93 162 41 .253 1 15
Smith, SethSeth Smith 67 108 28 .259 4 15

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cook, AaronAaron Cook 32 211.1 16 9 3.96 96
Jiménez, UbaldoUbaldo Jiménez 34 198.2 12 12 3.99 172
Francis, JeffJeff Francis 24 143.2 4 10 5.01 94
De La Rosa, JorgeJorge De La Rosa 28 130.0 10 8 4.92 128
Reynolds, GregGreg Reynolds 14 62.0 2 8 8.13 22

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rusch, GlendonGlendon Rusch 23 64.0 4 3 4.78 43
Speier, RyanRyan Speier 43 51.0 2 1 4.06 33
Vizcaíno, LuisLuis Vizcaíno 43 46.0 1 2 5.28 49
Redman, MarkMark Redman 10 45.1 2 5 7.54 20
Hernández, LivánLiván Hernández 8 40.1 3 3 8.03 13

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Corpas, ManuelManuel Corpas 76 3 4 4 4.52 50
Fuentes, BrianBrian Fuentes 67 1 5 30 2.73 82
Buchholz, TaylorTaylor Buchholz 63 6 6 1 2.17 56
Herges, MattMatt Herges 58 3 4 0 5.04 46
Grilli, JasonJason Grilli 51 3 2 1 2.93 59

Notes[edit]

  • On April 17, 2008, Colorado beat the San Diego Padres, 2-1, in a 22-inning road game that spanned 6 hours and 16 minutes.[10][11] It was the longest game in Rockies history, in terms of both total innings and total length of time.[10] 659 total pitches were thrown in the game by 15 different pitchers (eight Rockies pitchers and seven Padres pitchers).[11] The 22-inning affair was the longest since August 31, 1993, when the Minnesota Twins, at home, defeated the Cleveland Indians, 5-4, in 22 innings.[10][12]
  • On July 1, 2008, the Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres, 4-0, in the shortest nine-inning game in Coors Field history - one hour and 58 minutes.[13]
  • On July 4, 2008, Colorado defeated the Florida Marlins, 18-17, after at one point being down, 13-4. The nine-run deficit that the Rockies overcame made it the largest comeback win in team history.[14]
  • On September 14, 2008, the Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers played a game that went scoreless into the bottom of the 10th inning at Coors Field. It was the longest scoreless stretch in Coors Field history.[15] The Rockies eventually won the game, 1-0, as they scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Tom Runnells
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Stu Cole
A Modesto Nuts California League Jerry Weinstein
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Joe Mikulik
Short-Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Fred Ocasio
Rookie Casper Ghosts Pioneer League Tony Diaz

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