2008 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Frank McCourt
General manager(s) Ned Colletti
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television FSN Prime Ticket
KCAL (9)
Local radio KABC
Vin Scully, Rick Monday, Charley Steiner

KHJ
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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The 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers season featured the Dodgers celebrating their Golden Anniversary in Southern California under new manager Joe Torre as they won the National League West for the first time since 2004, and returned to the postseason after missing the playoffs in 2007. They swept the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS to advance to the NLCS. It was their first playoff series win since 1988 when they went on to win the World Series. However, they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in five games in the NLCS.

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

Opening Day starters[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Rafael Furcal Shortstop
Andre Ethier Left fielder
Matt Kemp Right fielder
Jeff Kent Second baseman
Andruw Jones Center fielder
Russell Martin Catcher
James Loney First baseman
Blake DeWitt Third baseman
Brad Penny Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Round 1: Ethan Martin
Round 2: Josh Lindblom
Round 4: Dee Gordon
Round 11: Nathan Eovaldi
Round 18: Allen Webster
Round 25: Jerry Sands
Round 31: Matt Magill[1]

2008 roster[edit]

2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2008 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

2008 Post-Season

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; TB = Total bases; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen bases; OBP = On-base percentage; SLG = Slugging; Avg. = Batting average

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
Matt Kemp 155 606 93 176 38 5 18 76 278 46 153 35 .340 .459 .290
James Loney 161 595 66 172 35 6 13 90 258 45 85 7 .338 .434 .289
Russell Martin 155 553 87 155 25 0 13 69 219 90 83 18 .385 .396 .280
Andre Ethier 141 525 90 160 38 5 20 77 268 59 88 6 .375 .510 .305
Jeff Kent 121 440 42 123 23 1 12 59 184 25 52 0 .327 .418 .280
Juan Pierre 119 375 44 106 10 2 1 28 123 22 24 40 .327 .328 .283
Blake DeWitt 117 368 45 97 13 2 9 52 141 45 68 3 .344 .383 .264
Ángel Berroa 84 226 26 52 13 1 1 16 70 20 41 0 .304 .310 .230
Casey Blake 58 211 25 53 12 1 10 23 97 16 52 1 .313 .460 .251
Andruw Jones 75 209 21 33 8 1 3 14 52 27 76 0 .256 .249 .158
Manny Ramirez 53 187 36 74 14 0 17 53 139 35 38 2 .489 .743 .396
Nomar Garciaparra 55 163 24 43 9 0 8 28 76 15 11 1 .326 .466 .264
Rafael Furcal 36 143 34 51 12 2 5 16 82 20 17 8 .439 .573 .357
Delwyn Young 83 126 10 31 9 0 1 7 43 14 34 0 .321 .341 .246
Chin-Lung Hu 65 116 16 21 2 2 0 9 27 11 23 2 .252 .233 .181
Mark Sweeney 98 92 2 12 3 0 0 5 15 15 28 0 .250 .163 .130
Luis Maza 45 79 7 18 1 0 1 4 22 5 11 0 .282 .278 .228
Andy LaRoche 27 59 6 12 1 0 2 6 19 10 7 0 .319 .322 .203
Danny Ardoin 24 51 3 12 1 0 1 4 16 2 10 1 .278 .314 .235
Pablo Ozuna 36 32 6 7 0 1 1 3 12 1 5 1 .242 .375 .219
Gary Bennett 10 21 1 4 1 0 1 4 8 2 0 0 .261 .381 .190
Jason Repko 22 18 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 2 9 1 .250 .222 .167
Terry Tiffee 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .400 .250 .250
A. J. Ellis 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games Played; GS = Games Started; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; H = Hits; R = Runs; ER = Earned Runs

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA BB SO H R ER
Derek Lowe 34 34 211.0 14 11 0 3.24 45 147 194 84 76
Chad Billingsley 35 32 200.2 16 10 0 3.14 80 201 188 76 70
Hiroki Kuroda 31 31 183.1 9 10 0 3.73 42 116 181 85 76
Clayton Kershaw 22 21 107.2 5 5 0 4.26 52 100 109 51 51
Chan Ho Park 54 5 95.1 4 4 2 3.40 36 79 97 43 36
Brad Penny 19 17 94.2 6 9 0 6.27 42 51 112 68 66
Hong-Chih Kuo 42 3 80.0 5 3 1 2.14 21 96 60 21 19
Cory Wade 55 0 71.1 2 1 0 2.27 15 51 51 22 18
Jonathan Broxton 70 0 69.0 3 5 14 3.13 27 88 54 29 24
Joe Beimel 71 0 49.0 5 1 0 2.02 21 32 50 11 11
Takashi Saito 45 0 47.0 4 4 18 2.49 16 60 40 14 13
Greg Maddux 7 7 40.7 2 4 0 5.09 4 18 43 25 23
Scott Proctor 41 0 38.2 2 0 0 6.05 24 46 41 30 26
Eric Stults 7 7 38.2 2 3 0 3.49 13 30 38 18 15
Ramón Troncoso 32 0 38.0 1 1 0 4.26 12 38 37 19 18
Jason Johnson 16 2 29.1 1 2 0 4.26 12 20 32 19 17
Esteban Loaiza 7 3 24.0 1 2 0 5.63 5 9 24 15 15
Scott Elbert 10 0 24.0 0 1 0 12.00 4 8 9 8 8
Brian Falkenborg 16 0 11.7 2 2 0 6.17 4 9 11 8 8
James McDonald 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 5 0 0
Yhency Brazobán 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 6.00 3 3 4 2 2
Tanyon Sturtze 3 0 2.1 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 1 0 0

2008 National League Division Series[edit]

The Dodgers advanced to the 2008 NLDS to play the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs. They wound up sweeping the Cubs in three games, taking the first two at Wrigley Field and then ending the series in Game 3 at home. This was the Dodgers first post season series victory since the 1988 World Series and first post season sweep since the 1963 World Series.

Game 1, October 1[edit]

Wrigley Field in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 7 8 1
Chicago 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
WP: Derek Lowe (1-0)   LP: Ryan Dempster (0-1)
Home runs:
LAD: James Loney (1), Manny Ramírez (1), Russell Martin (1)
CHC: Mark DeRosa (1)

Game 2, October 2[edit]

Wrigley Field in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 10 12 0
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 4
WP: Chad Billingsley (1-0)   LP: Carlos Zambrano (0-1)
Home runs:
LAD: Manny Ramírez (2)
CHC: None

Game 3, October 4[edit]

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1
Los Angeles 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 6 0
WP: Hiroki Kuroda (1-0)   LP: Rich Harden (0-1)   Sv: Jonathan Broxton (1)

2008 National League Championship Series[edit]

The Dodgers advanced to the NLCS for the first time since 1988 to play the Philadelphia Phillies, in the fourth National League Championship Series meeting between the two teams.

Game 1, October 9[edit]

Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Cole Hamels (1-0)   LP: Derek Lowe (0-1)   Sv: Brad Lidge (1)
Home runs:
LAD: None
PHI: Chase Utley (1), Pat Burrell (1)

Game 2, October 10[edit]

Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 1
Philadelphia 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 X 8 11 1
WP: Brett Myers (1-0)   LP: Chad Billingsley (0-1)   Sv: Brad Lidge (2)
Home runs:
LAD: Manny Ramírez (1)
PHI: None

Game 3, October 12[edit]

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0
Los Angeles 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 7 10 0
WP: Hiroki Kuroda (1-0)   LP: Jamie Moyer (0-1)
Home runs:
PHI: None
LAD: Rafael Furcal (1)

Game 4, October 13[edit]

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 7 12 1
Los Angeles 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 5 11 0
WP: Ryan Madson (1-0)   LP: Cory Wade (0-1)   Sv: Brad Lidge (3)
Home runs:
PHI: Shane Victorino (1), Matt Stairs (1)
LAD: Casey Blake (1)

Game 5, October 15[edit]

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 8 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 3
WP: Cole Hamels (2-0)   LP: Chad Billingsley (0-2)
Home runs:
PHI: Jimmy Rollins (1)
LAD: Manny Ramírez (2)

2008 Awards[edit]

2008 Minor League Teams[edit]

Level
Team League Manager W L Position
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Lorenzo Bundy 75 69 2nd in PCL Pacific South, 8½ GB
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League John Shoemaker 35 35 4th in SOU South (2nd half), 8½ GB
High A Inland Empire 66ers California League John Valentin 38 34 3rd in CAL South (2nd half), 3 GB
A Great Lakes Loons Midwest League Juan Bustabad 24 46 Last in MID Eastern, 19 GB
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Mike Brumley 22 12 2nd in PIO South, 3 GB
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Jeff Carter 30 26 3rd in GCL East, 3½ GB
Rookie DSL Dodgers Dominican Summer League Pedro Mega 27 44 11th in DSL B.C. South, 23½ GB

References[edit]

Preceded by
Arizona Diamondbacks
2007
NL West Division
Championship Season

2008
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
2009