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2008 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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

    Template:MLB standings


    Opening Day starters

    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

    2008 roster

    2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    2008 Game Log

    Playoffs

    2008 Post-Season

    Player stats

    Batting

    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

    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

    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

    Wrigley Field in Chicago

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    Home runs:
    LAD: James Loney (1), Manny Ramírez (1), Russell Martin (1)
    CHC: Mark DeRosa (1)

    Game 2, October 2

    Wrigley Field in Chicago

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    Home runs:
    LAD: Manny Ramírez (2)
    CHC: None

    Game 3, October 4

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

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    2008 National League Championship Series

    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

    Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

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    Home runs:
    LAD: None
    PHI: Chase Utley (1), Pat Burrell (1)

    Game 2, October 10

    Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

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    Home runs:
    LAD: Manny Ramírez (1)
    PHI: None

    Game 3, October 12

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

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    Home runs:
    PHI: None
    LAD: Rafael Furcal (1)

    Game 4, October 13

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

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    Home runs:
    PHI: Shane Victorino (1), Matt Stairs (1)
    LAD: Casey Blake (1)

    Game 5, October 15

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

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    Home runs:
    PHI: Jimmy Rollins (1)
    LAD: Manny Ramírez (2)

    2008 Awards

    2008 Minor League Teams

    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

    Major League Baseball Draft

    The Dodgers selected 45 players in this draft. Of those, nine of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

    The first round pick was right handed pitcher Ethan Martin from Stephens County School in Toccoa, Georgia. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012 (along with this year's second round pick, pitcher Josh Lindblom) and made his Major league debut for the Phillies in 2013. The fourth round pick, shortstop Dee Gordon became an All-Star as the Dodgers second baseman in 2014, when he also led the league in steals.

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