2003 Montreal Expos
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Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place4th
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Owner(s)Major League Baseball
General manager(s)Omar Minaya
Manager(s)Frank Robinson
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(Mitch Melnick, Elliott Price, guest minor league play-by-play broadcasters)

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The 2003 Montreal Expos season was the 35th season for the Expos in Montreal and its penultimate season in Canada. It involved the Expos attempting to win the NL East. On August 28, 2003, the Expos led the NL Wild Card, tied for first place with the Marlins, Astros, Phillies, and Cardinals, but faded away in the stretch and failed to make the postseason, finishing 18 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East and 8 games back of the Florida Marlins in the Wild Card. The Expos' 2003 record of 83-79 was identical to the one they finished with the previous year. Part of this was due to the fact that when rosters expanded on September 1, MLB refused to allow the league owned team to add any players, saying they could not afford the cost.

Offseason

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Spring training

After holding spring training at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, from 1998 through 2002, the Expos moved to Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida, for spring training in 2003. The move to Viera came about as the result of a deal in which Major League Baseball bought the Expos from Jeffrey Loria, who then purchased the Florida Marlins; as part of the deal, the Marlins traded spring training sites with the Expos, moving from Viera to Jupiter. The franchise, as the Expos in 2003 and 2004 and then from 2005 as the Washington Nationals, would hold spring training at Space Coast Stadium through 2016.

Regular season

On August 30, 2002, MLB signed a collective bargaining agreement with the players association, which prohibited contraction through the end of the agreement in 2006.[5]

Ultimately, the Expos finished 8 games behind the Wild Card (and World Series Champion) Florida Marlins.

Puerto Rico

Although their attendance increased from 7,935 per game in 2001[6] to 10,031 in 2002,[7] MLB decided that the Expos would play 22 of their home games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2003. Despite being a considerably smaller facility (it seats approximately 19,000) than Montreal's Olympic Stadium, attendance in San Juan's Hiram Bithorn Stadium averaged 14,222, compared with 12,081 in Montreal.[8] The Puerto Rican baseball fans embraced "Los Expos" (particularly Puerto Rican players José Vidro, Javier Vázquez and Wil Cordero, and other Latin players like Vladimir Guerrero and Liván Hernández) as their home team (as well as the Latin players from other teams), all the while hoping the team would make a permanent move to Puerto Rico. Thanks in part to the San Juan games, the Expos were able to draw over a million fans at home in 2003 for the first time since 1997.[8] The Expos' season in Puerto Rico was chronicled in the MLB-produced DVD Boricua Beisbol – Passion of Puerto Rico.

Opening Day lineup

Source [9]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Endy Chávez Center fielder
José Vidro Second baseman
Ron Calloway Right fielder
Wil Cordero First baseman
Brad Wilkerson Left fielder
Orlando Cabrera Shortstop
Fernando Tatís Third baseman
Michael Barrett Catcher
Tony Armas Jr. Starting pitcher

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 101 61 0.623 55–26 46–35
Florida Marlins 91 71 0.562 10 53–28 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 0.531 15 49–32 37–44
Montreal Expos 83 79 0.512 18 52–29 31–50
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 34½ 34–46 32–49


Record vs. opponents


Source: [2]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 2–5 2–4 7–2 10–9 2–5 5–1 10–9 3–3 4–2 4–2 4–2 3–3 9–10 5–14 3–3 11–4
Atlanta 5–2 4–2 3–3 6–0 9–10 5–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 11–8 9–10 7–2 6–1 2–4 4–2 10–5
Chicago 4–2 2–4 10–7 3–3 4–2 9–7 2–4 10–6 3–3 5–1 1–5 10–8 4–2 4–2 8–9 9–9
Cincinnati 2–7 3–3 7–10 4–2 2–4 5–12 2–4 8–10 2–4 2–4 5–4 5–11 3–3 3–3 9–7 7-5
Colorado 9–10 0–6 3–3 2–4 4–2 2–4 7–12 5–1 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–6 12–7 7–12 4–2 9–6
Florida 5–2 10–9 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 2–5 7–2 13–6 12–7 13–6 2–4 5–1 1–5 3–3 9–6
Houston 1–5 1–5 7–9 12–5 4–2 5-1 4–2 9–8 3–3 2–4 2–4 10–6 3–3 2–4 11–7 11–7
Los Angeles 9–10 2–4 4–2 4–2 12–7 5–2 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 5–1 8–11 6–13 4–2 11–7
Milwaukee 3–3 2–4 6–10 10–8 1–5 2–7 8–9 2–4 0–6 6–3 4–2 10–7 5–1 1–5 3–13 5–7
Montreal 2–4 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–3 6-13 3–3 2–4 6–0 14–5 8–11 3–3 4–2 7–0 1–5 9–9
New York 2–4 8–11 1–5 4–2 5–2 7–12 4–2 3–3 3–6 5–14 7–12 4–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–10
Philadelphia 2-4 10–9 5–1 4–5 4–2 6–13 4–2 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 2–4 4–3 3–3 4–2 8–7
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–7 8–10 11–5 6–3 4–2 6–10 1–5 7–10 3–3 2–4 4–2 4–2 2–4 7–10 5–7
San Diego 10–9 1–6 2–4 3–3 7–12 1–5 3–3 11–8 1–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 5–14 2–4 8–10
San Francisco 14–5 4–2 2–4 3–3 12–7 5–1 4–2 13–6 5–1 0–7 2–4 3–3 4–2 14–5 5–1 10–8
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 9–8 7–9 2–4 3-3 7–11 2–4 13–3 5–1 5–1 2–4 10–7 4–2 1–5 10–8


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2003 Game Log
March (1–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 March 31 @ Braves 10–2 Armas (1–0) Maddux (0–1) 40,258 1–0
April (16–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
2 April 2 @ Braves 3–0 Day (1–0) Ramírez (0–1) Biddle (1) 19,116 2–0
3 April 3 @ Braves 4–0 Vázquez (1–0) Ortiz (0–1) 19,505 3–0
4 April 4 @ Mets 0–4 Cone (1-0) Ohka (0-1) 18,040 3–1
5 April 5 @ Mets 1-3 Glavine (1-1) Armas (1–1) Benítez (2) 36,817 3–2
6 April 6 @ Mets 8–5 Stewart (1-0) Benítez (0-1) Biddle (2) 35,093 4–2
April 7 @ Cubs Postponed (snow) Rescheduled for April 8
7 April 8 @ Cubs 1–6 Clement (1-1) Day (1-1) 29,138 4–3
8 April 9 @ Cubs 0–3 Prior (2-0) Vázquez (1–1) 29,966 4–4
9 April 10 @ Cubs 7–1 Armas (2–1) Estes (0-1) 30,225 5–4
10 April 11 vs. Mets
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
10–0 Ohka (1-1) Cone (1-1) 17,906 6–4
11 April 12 vs. Mets
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
5–4 Hernández (1-0) Seo (0-1) Biddle (3) 18,264 7–4
12 April 13 vs. Mets
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
2–1 (10) Biddle (1-0) Stanton (0-2) 16,332 8–4
13 April 14 vs. Mets
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
5–3 Smith (1-0) Strickland (0-1) Biddle (4) 13,155 9–4
14 April 15 vs. Braves
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
1–2 (10) Bong (1-0) Smith (1-1) Smoltz (4) 13,339 9–5
15 April 16 vs. Braves
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
2–3 Ramírez (1-2) Okha (1-2) Smoltz (5) 15,571 9–6
16 April 17 vs. Braves
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
8–14 (10) Bong (2-0) Biddle (1–1) 13,170 9–7
April 18 vs. Reds
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for April 19 as part of a doubleheader
17 April 19 (1) vs. Reds
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
8–7 (10) Ayala (1-0) Williamson (2-1) 10,296 10–7
18 April 19 (2) vs. Reds
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
9–5 Vázquez (2-1) Anderson (1-2) 13,109 11–7
19 April 20 vs. Reds
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
5–7 Sullivan (1-0) Ayala (1-2) Williamson (3) 11,619 11–8
20 April 22 Diamondbacks 4–0 Ohka (2-2) Good (1-1) 36,879 12–8
21 April 23 Diamondbacks 2–6 Dessens (2-2) Hernández (1-1) 6,380 12–9
22 April 24 Diamondbacks 1–0 Vázquez (3-1) Kim (1-4) Biddle (5) 5,954 13–9
23 April 25 Astros 10–2 Day (2–1) Robertson (1–3) 6,863 14–9
24 April 26 Astros 3–2 (10) Biddle (2–1) Wagner (1–1) 8,492 15–9
25 April 27 Astros 3–6 Redding (2–2) Ohka (2–3) Dotel (7) 52,900 15–10
26 April 29 @ Brewers 3–2 Stewart (2–0) DeJean (0–2) Biddle (6) 10,044 16–10
27 April 30 @ Brewers 10–4 Hernández (2-1) Sheets (2–3) 10,945 17–10
May (16–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 @ Brewers 5–0 Day (3-1) Franklin (1-3) 13,180 18–10
29 May 2 @ Cardinals 1–8 Simontacchi (1–1) Ohka (2–4) 41,810 18–11
30 May 3 @ Cardinals 1–3 Stephenson (2–2) Vargas (0–1) Calero (1) 36,176 18–12
31 May 4 @ Cardinals 2–6 Morris (3–2) Vázquez (3-2) 39,605 18–13
32 May 6 Padres 4–2 Hernández (3–1) Peavy (4–3) Biddle (7) 5,841 19–13
33 May 7 Padres 12-9 (10) Biddle (3-1) Orosco (0-1) 5,111 20-13
34 May 8 Padres 12-5 Ohka (3-4) Lawrence (2-4) 5,274 21-13
35 May 9 Dodgers 5-9 Mota (2-1) Stewart (2-1) 10,675 21-14
36 May 10 Dodgers 6-5 Ayala (2-1) Martin (0-1) Biddle (8) 8,084 22-14
37 May 11 Dodgers 4-3 Pérez (2-2) Hernández (3-2) Gagné (12) 14,488 22-15
38 May 12 @ Giants 4-3 Day (4-1) Moss (5-1) Biddle (9) 33,071 23-15
39 May 13 @ Giants 6-4 Smith (2-1) Ainsworth (3-3) Biddle (10) 32,991 24-15
40 May 14 @ Giants 6-3 Vargas (1-1) Foppert (2-3) 38,963 25-15
41 May 15 @ Rockies 2-4 Jones (2-0) Tucker (0-1) Jiménez (11) 23,197 25-16
42 May 16 @ Rockies 4-1 Ayala (3-1) Cruz (3-4) Biddle (11) 27,117 26-16
43 May 17 @ Rockies 6-4 (10) Ayala (4-1) Jones (1-2) 30,052 27-16
44 May 18 @ Rockies 0-4 Chacón (5-2) Ohka (3-5) 30,720 27-17
45 May 20 Marlins 6-4 Vázquez (4–2) Willis (1-1) Biddle (13) 5,435 28-17
46 May 21 Marlins 7-2 Vargas (2-1) Pavano (3-5) 5,282 29-17
47 May 22 Marlins 8–2 Hernández (4–2) Tejera (0-3) 6,249 30–17
48 May 23 Phillies 2–4 Millwood (7–1) Day (4-2) Mesa (13) 9,511 30–18
49 May 24 Phillies 3–2 Ayala (5–1) Silva (3–1) 33,236 31–18
50 May 25 Phillies 5–3 Vázquez (5–2) Myers (4–4) Biddle (14) 17,023 32–18
51 May 26 @ Marlins 1–5 Pavano (4–5) Vargas (2–2) 8,362 32–19
May 27 @ Marlins Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for May 28 as part of a doubleheader
52 May 28 (1) @ Marlins 3–4 Phelps (2–0) Hernández (4–3) Looper (8) [note 2] 32–20
53 May 28 (2) @ Marlins 0–6 Tejera (1–3) Day (4–3) 9,169[note 2] 32–21
54 May 29 @ Marlins 3–2 Ohka (4–5) Almanza (3–3) Biddle (15) 9,052 33–21
55 May 30 @ Phillies 5–12 Cormier (2–0) Vázquez (5–3) 18,311 33–22
May 31 @ Phillies Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for June 1 as part of a doubleheader
June (12–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
56 June 1 (1) @ Phillies 3–4 Wolf (6–3) Hernández (4–4) Mesa (14) [note 3] 33–23
57 June 1 (2) @ Phillies 1–4 Myers (5–4) Smith (2–2) Mesa (15) 36,685[note 3] 33–24
58 June 3 vs. Angels
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
4–15 Ortiz (5–5) Ohka (4–6) 10,034 33–25
59 June 4 vs. Angels
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
2–11 Washburn (6–5) Kim (0–1) 10,501 33–26
60 June 5 vs. Angels
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
8–7 (14) Eischen (5–2) Callaway (1–4) 10,598 34–26
61 June 6 vs. Rangers
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
13–10 Hernández (5–4) Lewis (4–4) 18,005 35–26
62 June 7 vs. Rangers
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
5–4 Vargas (3–2) Shouse (0–1) Ayala (1) 18,003 36–26
63 June 8 vs. Rangers
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
3–2 Stewart (3–1) Cordero (2–6) Biddle (16) 18,001 37–26
64 June 10 @ Mariners 7–3 Vázquez (6–3) Meche (8–3) Ayala (2) 34,811 38–26
65 June 11 @ Mariners 3–1 Hernández (6–4) Piñeiro (5–5) Biddle (17) 32,853 39–26
66 June 12 @ Mariners 0–1 Franklin (5–4) Vargas (3–3) Rhodes (1) 33,761 39–27
67 June 13 @ Athletics 4–8 Mulder (9–4) Ohka (4–7) 14,186 39–28
68 June 14 @ Athletics 4–5 Rincón (3–3) Ayala (5–2) Foulke (16) 26,447 39–29
69 June 15 @ Athletics 1–9 Hudson (5–2) Vázquez (6–4) 31,024 39–30
June 17 @ Pirates Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for June 18 as part of a doubleheader
70 June 18 (1) @ Pirates 3–7 D'Amico (5–7) Hernández (6–5) Williams (19) [note 4] 39–31
71 June 18 (2) @ Pirates 3–4 Torres (4–1) Biddle (3–2) 22,557[note 4] 39–32
72 June 19 @ Pirates 5–2 Ohka (5–7) Torres (4–2) 16,050 40–32
73 June 20 Blue Jays 4–8 Lidle (10–4) Vázquez (6–5) 11,355 40–33
74 June 21 Blue Jays 8–5 Ayala (6–2) Politte (1–5) Biddle (19) 11,483 41–33
75 June 22 Blue Jays 2–4 Halladay (11–2) Hernández (6–6) Politte (11) 15,508 41–34
76 June 23 Pirates 3–0 Vargas (4–3) Suppan (5–7) Biddle (20) 5,641 42–34
77 June 24 Pirates 6–4 Ohka (6–7) D'Amico (5–8) Biddle (21) 5,872 43–34
78 June 25 Pirates 5–6 Sauerbeck (3–4) Eischen (1–1) Williams (20) 5,717 43-35
79 June 27 @ Blue Jays 5–6 Miller (1–1) Mañón (0–1) 24,024 43-36
80 June 28 @ Blue Jays 4–2 Vargas (5–3) Davis (4–5) Biddle (22) 33,334 44-36
81 June 29 @ Blue Jays 10–2 Ohka (7–7) Escobar (5–5) 37,354 45-36
82 June 30 @ Mets 1–3 Trachsel (7–5) Vázquez (6–6) Benítez (19) 29,829 45-37
July (10–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
83 July 1 @ Mets 6–7 Benítez (2–3) Mañón (0–2) 30,084 45-38
84 July 2 @ Mets 11–4 Hernández (7–6) Seo (5–4) 35,547 46-38
85 July 3 @ Braves 5–4 Vargas (6–3) Reynolds (5–4) Mañón (1) 31,607 47-38
86 July 4 @ Braves 6–8 Ortiz (11–4) Ohka (7–8) Smoltz (31) 48,923 47-39
87 July 5 @ Braves 2–3 Bong (1–3) Biddle (3–3) 34,454 47-40
88 July 6 @ Braves 5–7 Hampton (4–5) Drew (0–1) Smoltz (32) 27,724 47-41
89 July 7 Phillies 8–1 Hernández (8–6) Duckworth (3–3) 7,099 48-41
90 July 8 Phillies 6–13 Myers (9–6) Vargas (6–4) 8,225 48-42
91 July 9 Phillies 0–2 Millwood (10–6) Ohka (7–9) 7,005 48-43
92 July 11 Marlins 4–5 Penny (8–6) Biddle (3–4) Looper (17) 7,251 48-44
93 July 12 Marlins 7–1 Hernández (9–6) Redman (7–4) 28,170 49-44
94 July 13 Marlins 4–11 Willis (9–1) Vargas (6–5) 16,084 49-45
All–Star Break (July 14–16)
95 July 17 @ Phillies 2–5 (11) Plesac (2–0) Drew (0–2) 23,874 49-46
96 July 18 @ Phillies 3–1 Vázquez (7–6) Wolf (10–5) 22,789 50-46
97 July 19 @ Phillies 3–4 (11) Mesa (5–5) Almonte (0–2) 28,794 50-47
98 July 20 @ Phillies 2–3 Myers (10–6) Vargas (6–6) Mesa (19) 37,552 50-48
99 July 21 @ Marlins 1–4 Beckett (4–4) Knott (0–1) 10,769 50-49
100 July 22 @ Marlins 1–9 Pavano (7–10) Ohka (7–10) 10,512 50-50
101 July 23 Mets 5–2 Vázquez (8–6) Seo (5–7) Biddle (23) 8,853 51-50
102 July 24 Mets 5–1 Hernández (10–6) Glavine (6–11) Biddle (24) 9,337 52-50
103 July 25 Braves 9–8 (11) Ayala (7–2) Bong (6–2) 10,069 53-50
104 July 26 Braves 4–15 Reynolds (8–5) Day (4–4) 14,132 53-51
105 July 27 Braves 13–10 Mañón (1–2) King (3–1) Biddle (25) 16,074 54-51
106 July 28 Braves 8–10 Hampton (7–5) Vázquez (8–7) Smoltz (38) 9,750 54-52
107 July 29 Cardinals 1–2 Stephenson (5–10) Hernández (10–7) 7,418 54-53
108 July 30 Cardinals 1–11 Haren (2–2) Vargas (6–7) 6,129 54-54
109 July 31 Cardinals 3–2 Day (5–4) Williams (14–4) Biddle (26) 9,145 55-54
August (16-13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
110 August 1 Brewers 8–4 Ohka (8–10) Franklin (7–8) 6,518 56-54
111 August 2 Brewers 7–1 Vázquez (9–7) Manning (0–1) 22,180 57-54
112 August 3 Brewers 4–2 Hernández (11–7) Sheets (10–8) Biddle (27) 17,953 58-54
113 August 5 @ Diamondbacks 5–8 Johnson (2–4) Vargas (6–8) Mantei (13) 37,959 58-55
114 August 6 @ Diamondbacks 2–3 Oropesa (3–2) Ayala (7–3) Mantei (14) 28,328 58-56
115 August 7 @ Diamondbacks 4–5 (10) Valverde (2–0) Knott (0–2) 28,852 58-57
116 August 8 @ Astros 1–5 Miceli (5–6) Vázquez (9–8) 30,037 58-58
117 August 9 @ Astros 3–1 Hernández (12–7) Fernández (1–1) 35,295 59-58
118 August 10 @ Astros 2–8 Villone (4–2) Downs (0–1) 32,340 59-59
119 August 11 Rockies 3–1 Day (6–4) Jennings (10–10) Biddle (28) 6,401 60-59
120 August 12 Rockies 3–6 (11) Fuentes (3–1) Biddle (3–5) López (1) 7,277 60-60
121 August 13 Rockies 6–5 Vázquez (10–8) Stark (1–1) Ayala (3) 6,724 61-60
122 August 15 Giants 4–1 Hernández (13–7) Foppert (8–9) 10,551 62-60
123 August 16 Giants 4–1 Day (7–4) Schmidt (12–5) Biddle (29) 16,446 63-60
124 August 17 Giants 4–2 Biddle (4–5) Ponson (14–9) 17,665 64-60
125 August 18 Giants 4–0 Vázquez (11–8) Hermanson (2–3) 9,224 65-60
126 August 19 @ Dodgers 7–5 Ayala (8–3) Quantrill (1–4) Biddle (30) 30,107 66-60
127 August 20 @ Dodgers 1–4 (10) Gagné (2–3) Biddle (4–6) 31,427 66-61
128 August 21 @ Dodgers 1–2 Pérez (10–9) Day (7–5) Gagné (42) 33,319 66-62
129 August 22 @ Padres 3–5 Linebrink (3–2) Eischen (1–2) Beck (18) 17,590 66-63
130 August 23 @ Padres 0–1 (10) Matthews (4–4) Biddle (4–7) 29,450 66-64
131 August 24 @ Padres 8–4 Knott (1–2) Jarvis (4–6) 24,707 67-64
132 August 25 Phillies 12–1 Hernández (14–7) Wolf (12–9) 30,501 68-64
133 August 26 Phillies 14–10 Eischen (2–2) Williams (1–6) Ayala (4) 12,509 69-64
134 August 27 Phillies 9–6 Almonte (1–2) Plesac (2–1) Biddle (31) 20,105 70-64
135 August 28 Phillies 4–0 Vázquez (12–8) Telemaco (1–2) 20,030 71-64
136 August 29 @ Marlins 2–3 Looper (5–3) Biddle (4–8) 12,231 71-65
137 August 30 @ Marlins 3–4 Pavano (11–11) Hernández (14–8) Looper (25) 20,724 71-66
138 August 31 @ Marlins 3–5 Redman (11–8) Day (7–6) Urbina (27) 11,105 71-67
September (12-12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
139 September 1 @ Marlins 2–5 Penny (12–10) Ohka (8–11) Looper (26) 12,413 71-68
140 September 2 @ Phillies 3–5 Cormier (5–0) Vázquez (12–9) Plesac (2) 26,719 71-69
141 September 3 @ Phillies 3–8 Millwood (14–9) Tucker (0–2) 18,002 71-70
142 September 5 vs. Marlins
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
6–2 Hernández (15–8) Redman (11–9) 11,509 72-70
143 September 6 vs. Marlins
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
4–14 Penny (13–10) Ohka (8–12) 14,570 72-71
144 September 7 vs. Marlins
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
1–3 Willis (12–6) Vázquez (12–10) Looper (27) 12,647 72-72
145 September 9 vs. Cubs
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
3–4 Zambrano (13–9) Day (7–7) Borowski (26) 15,632 72-73
146 September 10 vs. Cubs
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
8–4 Ayala (9–3) Farnsworth (3–2) 18,002 73-73
147 September 11 vs. Cubs
@ San Juan, PR[note 1]
3–2 Ohka (9–12) Prior (15–6) Eischen (1) 12,559 74-73
148 September 12 Mets 7–4 Tucker (1–2) Leiter (14–8) Ayala (5) 10,701 75-73
149 September 13 Mets 4–5 Trachsel (15–9) Vázquez (12–11) Roberts (1) 15,086 75-74
150 September 14 Mets 7–3 Day (8–7) Glavine (9–13) 21,417 76-74
151 September 15 Braves 6–10 Ramírez (11–4) Hernández (15–9) 9,696 76-75
152 September 16 Braves 5–4 (10) Biddle (5–8) Hernández (5–3) 9,843 77-75
153 September 17 Braves 4–14 Hampton (14–7) Tucker (1–3) 17,526 77-76
154 September 18 @ Mets 1–0 Vázquez (13–11) Trachsel (15–10) Cordero (1) 18,914 78-76
155 September 19 @ Mets 7–1 Day (9–7) Glavine (9–14) 33,083 79-76
156 September 20 @ Mets 4–3 (10) Cordero (1–0) Stanton (2–7) Biddle (32) 37,294 80-76
157 September 21 @ Mets 4–2 Ayala (10–3) Roberts (0–2) Biddle (33) 28,702 81-76
158 September 23 @ Braves 0–2 Wright (2–5) Vázquez (13–12) Smoltz (45) 22,539 81-77
159 September 24 @ Braves 1–9 Ortiz (21–7) Day (9–8) 23,594 81-78
160 September 26 @ Reds 5–1 Ohka (10–12) Harang (5–6) 28,870 82-78
161 September 27 @ Reds 2–4 Reith (2–3) Hernández (15–10) 31,199 82-79
162 September 28 @ Reds 2–1 Tucker (2–3) Randall (2–5) Biddle (34) 32,322 83-79

Attendance

Including both games played in Montreal and "home" games played in San Juan, the Expos drew 1,025,639 fans during the 2003 season, and were 16th in attendance among the 16 National League teams. Their highest attendance for the season was a game in Montreal on April 22, which attracted 36,879 fans to see them play the Arizona Diamondbacks, while their lowest was for a game in Montreal on May 7 against the San Diego Padres, which drew only 5,111 fans. For games played in San Juan, the largest crowd was 18,264 for a game against the New York Mets on April 12, and the smallest was a crowd of 10,034 that came to a game against the Anaheim Angels on June 3.

Player stats

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Complete offensive statistics are available here.

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
C Brian Schneider 108 335 34 77 26 1 9 46 .230 0
1B Wil Cordero 130 436 57 121 27 0 16 71 .278 1
2B José Vidro 144 509 77 158 36 0 15 65 .310 3
SS Orlando Cabrera 162 626 95 186 47 2 17 80 .297 24
3B Jamey Carroll 105 227 31 59 10 1 1 10 .260 5
LF Brad Wilkerson 146 504 78 135 34 4 19 77 .268 13
CF Endy Chávez 141 483 66 121 25 5 5 47 .251 18
RF Vladimir Guerrero 112 394 71 130 20 3 25 79 .330 9
OF Ron Calloway 126 340 36 81 17 1 9 52 .238 9
UT José Macías 111 272 31 65 15 2 4 22 .239 4
C Michael Barrett 70 226 33 47 9 2 10 30 .208 0
3B Fernando Tatís 53 175 15 34 65 0 2 15 .194 2
2B Henry Mateo 100 154 29 37 3 1 0 7 .240 11
3B Edwards Guzmán 52 146 15 35 5 0 1 14 .240 0
3B Todd Zeile 34 136 11 29 2 2 5 19 .257 1
1B Jeff Liefer 35 88 6 17 3 0 3 18 .193 0
UT Joe Vitiello 38 76 12 26 6 0 3 13 .342 0
OF Matt Cepicky 5 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 .250 0
P Liván Hernández 31 74 2 14 1 0 0 6 .189 0
P Javier Vázquez 32 65 5 10 0 1 0 6 .154 0
P Tomo Ohka 33 55 2 10 0 0 0 3 .182 1
P Zach Day 23 47 2 2 0 0 0 2 .043 0
P Claudio Vargas 21 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P T. J. Tucker 44 19 1 5 1 0 0 0 .263 0
P Tony Armas Jr. 5 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 0
P Eric Knott 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Joey Eischen 67 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 0
P Sun-woo Kim 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Dan Smith 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Tim Drew 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Scott Stewart 48 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Chad Cordero 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Rocky Biddle 71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Roy Corcoran 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Luis Ayala 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Britt Reames 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Scott Downs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Héctor Almonte 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Vic Darensbourg 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Julio Mañón 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Bryan Hebson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P José Mercedes 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Anthony Ferrari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 162 5437 711 1404 294 25 144 682 .258 100

Pitching

Note: Pos = Position; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Complete pitching statistics are available here.

Pos Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
SP Liván Hernández 15 1 3.20 33 33 0 233.1 92 83 57 178
SP Javier Vázquez 13 12 3.24 34 34 0 230.3 93 83 57 241
SP Tomo Ohka 10 12 4.16 34 34 0 199.0 106 92 45 118
SP Zach Day 9 8 4.18 23 23 0 131.1 64 61 59 61
SP Claudio Vargas 6 8 4.34 23 20 0 114.0 59 55 41 62
CL Rocky Biddle 5 8 4.65 73 0 34 71.2 43 37 40 54
RP T. J. Tucker 2 3 4.73 45 7 0 80.0 49 42 20 47
RP Luis Ayala 10 3 2.92 65 0 5 71.0 27 23 13 46
RP Joey Eischen 2 2 3.06 70 0 1 53.0 27 18 13 40
RP Scott Stewart 3 1 3.98 51 0 0 43.0 22 19 13 29
Dan Smith 2 2 5.26 32 0 0 37.2 22 19 13 29
Tony Armas Jr. 2 1 2.61 5 5 0 31.0 9 9 8 23
Héctor Almonte 1 1 6.83 28 0 0 29.0 22 22 17 26
Julio Mañón 1 2 4.13 23 0 1 28.1 13 13 17 15
Eric Knott 1 2 5.12 13 1 0 19.1 12 11 6 17
Sun-woo Kim 0 1 8.36 4 3 0 14.0 13 13 8 5
Chad Cordero 1 0 1.64 12 0 1 11.0 2 2 3 12
Tim Drew 0 2 12.46 6 1 0 8.2 12 12 8 3
José Mercedes 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 7.1 3 0 5 3
Roy Corcoran 0 0 1.23 5 0 0 7.1 2 1 3 2
Vic Darensbourg 0 0 10.80 6 0 0 6.2 8 8 1 4
Anthony Ferrari 0 0 6.75 4 0 0 4.0 3 3 5 1
Scott Downs 0 1 15.00 1 1 0 3.0 5 5 3 4
Bryan Hebson 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 2.0 3 3 1 1
Britt Reames 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 1.1 4 4 2 1
Totals 83 79 4.01 162 162 42 1437.2 716 640 463 1028

Award winners

2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Dave Huppert
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Machemer
A Brevard County Manatees Florida State League Doug Sisson
A Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League Joey Cora
A-Short Season Vermont Expos New York–Penn League Dave Barnett
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Bob Henley

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Games the Montreal Expos played at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the 2003 season counted as Expos home games.
  2. ^ a b The two games on May 10 were played as a single-admission doubleheader with attendance counted only for the two games combined.
  3. ^ a b The two games on June 1 were played as a single-admission doubleheader with attendance counted only for the two games combined.
  4. ^ a b The two games on June 18 were played as a single-admission doubleheader with attendance counted only for the two games combined.

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  5. ^ "Deal in place, games go on". MLB.com (Press release). August 30, 2002. Retrieved December 28, 2006.
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  10. ^ [1] Todd Zell page at Baseball Reference]
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007