2008 Los Angeles Angels
American League West Champions
2008 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim primary logo
The logo of the Angels during their 2008 campaign
LeagueAmerican League
DivisionWest
BallparkAngel Stadium of Anaheim
CityAnaheim, California
Record100–62 (.617)
Divisional place1st
OwnersArte Moreno
General managersTony Reagins
ManagersMike Scioscia
TelevisionFSN West
KCOP (My 13)
RadioKLAA (AM 830)
KWKW (AM 1330—Spanish)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2008 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim season was the 48th season for the franchise. The regular season ended with the Angels winning their seventh American League West title and setting a franchise record for single-season wins. In the postseason, they were once again defeated by the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, the same team that defeated them in the 2004 and 2007 ALDS, as well as the 1986 ALCS.

General manager Bill Stoneman retired at the end of the 2007 season and was replaced by relative newcomer Tony Reagins. Reagins quickly made two headline roster moves, trading shortstop Orlando Cabrera to the Chicago White Sox for starting pitcher Jon Garland, and signing free agent outfielder Torii Hunter. Partway through the season the Angels traded first baseman Casey Kotchman to the Atlanta Braves for Mark Teixeira.

On September 10, the Angels clinched the American League West division title, their seventh in franchise history, and became the earliest team to clinch the division in its history. Three days later, closing pitcher Francisco Rodríguez broke the single-season save record with his 58th save.

Season

Standings

AL West
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 100 62 .617 50‍–‍31 50‍–‍31
Texas Rangers 79 83 .488 21 40‍–‍41 39‍–‍42
Oakland Athletics 75 86 .466 24½ 43‍–‍38 32‍–‍48
Seattle Mariners 61 101 .377 39 35‍–‍46 26‍–‍55


Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 6–12 4–5 4–4 4–3 5–3 3–6 3–3 7–11 0–5 8–2 3–15 4–5 6–12 11–7
Boston 12–6 4–3 5–1 5–2 6–1 1–8 4–3 9–9 6–4 6–3 8–10 9–1 9–9 11–7
Chicago 5–4 3–4 11–7 12–6 12–6 5–5 9–10 2–5 5–4 5–1 4–6 3–3 1–7 12–6
Cleveland 4–4 1–5 7–11 11–7 10–8 4–5 8–10 4–3 5–4 4–5 5–2 6–4 6–1 6–12
Detroit 3–4 2–5 6–12 7–11 7–11 3–6 7–11 4–2 3–6 7–3 3–4 6–3 3–5 13–5
Kansas City 3–5 1–6 6–12 8–10 11–7 2–3 6–12 5–5 6–3 7–2 3–5 2–7 2–5 13–5
Los Angeles 6–3 8–1 5–5 5–4 6–3 3–2 5–3 7–3 10–9 14–5 3–6 12–7 6–3 10–8
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 10–9 10–8 11–7 12–6 3–5 4–6 5–5 5–4 3–3 5–5 0–6 14–4
New York 11–7 9–9 5–2 3–4 2–4 5–5 3–7 6–4 5–1 7–2 11–7 3–4 9–9 10–8
Oakland 5–0 4–6 4–5 4–5 6–3 3–6 9–10 5–5 1–5 - 10–9 3–6 7–12 4–6 10–8
Seattle 2–8 3–6 1–5 5–4 3–7 2–7 5–14 4–5 2–7 9–10 3–4 8–11 5–4 9–9
Tampa Bay 15–3 10–8 6–4 2–5 4–3 5–3 6–3 3–3 7–11 6–3 4–3 6–3 11–7 12–6
Texas 5–4 1–9 3–3 4–6 3–6 7–2 7–12 5–5 4–3 12–7 11–8 3–6 4–4 10–8
Toronto 12–6 9–9 7–1 1–6 5–3 5–2 3–6 6–0 9–9 6–4 4–5 7–11 4–4 8–10

Roster

2008 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

April

May

Playoffs

The Angels beat the New York Yankees 4 to 2 on September 10, 2008, and about an hour later Seattle beat Texas which clinched the division for the Angels. With the Boston Red Sox securing the AL Wild Card, the Angels would have to face their old foes in the first round of the playoffs once again. The Red Sox swept the Angels in the division series in 2007 and 2004, but failed to do so in 2008.

John Lackey gave up a 2-run homer to Jason Bay in the top of the sixth letting Boston take a lead they would not relinquish. Boston went on to win 4 to 2 marking the 10th straight playoff game the Angels lost to Boston. People now refer to this as the curse of Donnie Moore.

Game log

2008 game log
March (0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
1 March 31 @ Twins 3–2 Hernández (1–0) Weaver (0–1) Nathan (1) HHH Metrodome 49,596 0–1 -1
April (18–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
2 April 1 @ Twins 9–1 Garland (1–0) Bonser (0–1) HHH Metrodome 24,586 1–1 0
3 April 2 @ Twins 1–0 Saunders (1–0) Blackburn (0–1) Rodríguez (1) HHH Metrodome 21,932 2–1 0
4 April 3 @ Twins 5–4 Santana (1–0) Slowey (0–1) Rodríguez (2) HHH Metrodome 17,084 3–1
5 April 4 Rangers 11–6 Gabbard (1–0) Moseley (0–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,838 3–2
6 April 5 Rangers 2–1 Weaver (1–1) Millwood (0–2) Rodríguez (3) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,170 4–2 +1
7 April 6 Rangers 10–4 Padilla (1–0) Garland (1–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 39,242 4–3
8 April 7 Indians 6–4 Shields (1–0) Borowski (0–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 35,014 5–3 +1
9 April 8 Indians 4–3 Westbrook (1–1) Speier (0–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,587 5–4
10 April 9 Indians 9–5 Moseley (1–1) Byrd (0–2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 36,168 6–4
11 April 11 @ Mariners 8–5 Hernández (1–0) Weaver (1–2) Lowe (1) Safeco Field 28,915 6–5 -1
12 April 12 @ Mariners 8–3 Silva (2–0) Garland (1–2) Safeco Field 34,963 6–6 -2
13 April 13 @ Mariners 10–5 Saunders (2–0) Baek (0–1) Safeco Field 30,664 7–6 -1
14 April 14 @ Rangers 7–4 Santana (2–0) Jennings (0–3) Rodríguez (4) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 16,541 8–6 -1
15 April 15 @ Rangers 7–4 Oliver (1–0) Rupe (0–1) Rodríguez (5) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 15,595 9–6 0
16 April 16 Royals 3–2 Meche (1–2) Weaver (1–3) Soria (5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,336 9–7 0
17 April 17 Royals 5–3 Garland (2–2) Tomko (1–2) Rodríguez (6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 40,021 10–7 +1
18 April 18 Mariners 5–4 Saunders (3–0) Dickey (0–1) Rodríguez (7) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,939 11–7 +1
19 April 19 Mariners 4–1 Santana (3–0) Washburn (1–3) Shields (1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,959 12–7 +1
20 April 20 Mariners 4–2 Batista (2–2) Moseley (1–2) Rowland-Smith (2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,631 12–8 0
21 April 22 @ Red Sox 7–6 Timlin (2–1) Oliver (1–1) Papelbon (8) Fenway Park 37,982 12–9 0
22 April 23 @ Red Sox 6–4 Garland (3–2) Hansen (0–1) Rodríguez (8) Fenway Park 38,172 13–9 0
23 April 24 @ Red Sox 7–5 Saunders (4–0) Delcarmen (0–1) Rodríguez (9) Fenway Park 37,848 14–9 0
24 April 25 @ Tigers 4–3 Santana (4–0) Robertson (0–3) Rodríguez (10) Comerica Park 40,380 15–9 0
25 April 26 @ Tigers 6–4 López (2–0) O'Day (0–1) Jones (4) Comerica Park 42,068 15–10 0
26 April 27 @ Tigers 6–2 Weaver (2–3) Verlander (1–4) Comerica Park 36,347 16–10 0
27 April 28 Athletics 14–2 Gaudin (3–1) Garland (3–3) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,725 16–11 -1
28 April 29 Athletics 2–0 Saunders (5–0) Smith (1–2) Rodríguez (11) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 35,764 17–11 0
29 April 30 Athletics 6–1 Santana (5–0) Eveland (3–2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 35,301 18–11 +1
May (15–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
30 May 1 Athletics 15–8 Duchscherer (2–1) Moseley (1–3) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,396 18–12 0
31 May 2 Orioles 4–3 Guthrie (1–3) Weaver (2–4) Sherrill (11) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,515 18–13 0
32 May 3 Orioles 3–1 Garland (4–3) Cabrera (2–1) Rodríguez (12) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,601 19–13 +1
33 May 4 Orioles 6–5 Saunders (6–0) Trachsel (1–4) Rodríguez (13) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 39,273 20–13 +1
34 May 5 @ Royals 4–0 Santana (6–0) R. Ramírez (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 12,157 21–13 +1
35 May 6 @ Royals 5–3 Oliver (2–1) Bannister (3–4) Rodríguez (14) Kauffman Stadium 11,354 22–13 +1
36 May 7 @ Royals 9–4 Greinke (4–1) Weaver (2–5) Kauffman Stadium 11,084 22–14 0
37 May 9 @ Rays 2–0 Shields (4–2) Speier (0–2) Tropicana Field 12,039 22–15 0
38 May 10 @ Rays 2–0 Kazmir (1–1) Saunders (6–1) Percival (8) Tropicana Field 25,512 22–16 0
39 May 11 @ Rays 8–5 Howell (2–0) Speier (0–3) Percival (9) Tropicana Field 13,010 22–17 -1
40 May 12 White Sox 10–7 Adenhart (1–0) Buehrle (1–5) Rodríguez (15) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 38,723 23–17
41 May 13 White Sox 2–0 Shields (2–0) Dotel (1–2) Rodríguez (16) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 35,333 24–17
42 May 14 White Sox 6–1 Contreras (4–3) Shields (2–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,059 24–18
43 May 15 White Sox 4–3 Dotel (2–2) Rodríguez (0–1) Jenks (8) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,444 24–19
44 May 16 Dodgers 4–2 Saunders (7–1) Kuroda (1–3) Rodríguez (17) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,047 25–19 +1½
45 May 17 Dodgers 6–3 Kuo (3–1) Santana (6–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,906 25–20
46 May 18 Dodgers 10–2 Weaver (3–5) Lowe (2–4) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,007 26–20 +1½
47 May 20 @ Blue Jays 3–1 Lackey (1–0) McGowan (2–4) Rodríguez (18) Rogers Centre 31,487 27–20 +3
48 May 21 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Garland (5–3) Marcum (4–3) Rodríguez (19) Rogers Centre 20,163 28–20 +3
49 May 22 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Burnett (5–4) Santana (6–2) Ryan (10) Rogers Centre 22,007 28–21 +2½
50 May 23 @ White Sox 3–1 Saunders (8–1) Floyd (4–3) Rodríguez (20) U.S. Cellular Field 28,156 29–21 +2½
51 May 24 @ White Sox 2–0 Weaver (4–5) Danks (3–4) Rodríguez (21) U.S. Cellular Field 38,434 30–21 +2½
52 May 25 @ White Sox 3–2 Linebrink (2–0) Lackey (1–1) U.S. Cellular Field 36,195 30–22 +1½
53 May 26 Tigers 1–0 (12) Arredondo (1–0) Dolsi (0–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,031 31–22 +2
54 May 27 Tigers 3–2 Santana (7–2) López (2–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 36,569 32–22 +2
55 May 28 Tigers 6–2 Galarraga (4–2) Saunders (8–2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,191 32–23 +2
56 May 30 Blue Jays 10–4 McGowan (4–4) Weaver (4–6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,577 32–24 +2½
57 May 31 Blue Jays 3–2(10) Shields (3–1) Tallet (0–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,645 33–24 +3½
June (16–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
58 June 1 Blue Jays 4–3 Arredondo (2–0) Ryan (1–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 40,026 34–24 +3½
59 June 2 @ Mariners 4–2 Santana (8–2) Washburn (2–7) Rodríguez (22) Safeco Field 22,110 35–24 +3½
60 June 3 @ Mariners 5–4 Saunders (9–2) Bedard (4–4) Rodríguez (23) Safeco Field 23,354 36–24 +3½
61 June 4 @ Mariners 5–4 Weaver (5–6) Silva (3–6) Rodríguez (24) Safeco Field 32,774 37–24 +3½
62 June 6 @ Athletics 3–1 Lackey (2–1) Blanton (3–8) Rodríguez (25) McAfee Coliseum 25,120 38–24 +4½
63 June 7 @ Athletics 5–3 Garland (6–3) Smith (3–5) Rodríguez (26) McAfee Coliseum 29,294 39–24 +5½
64 June 8 @ Athletics 7–3 (12) Ziegler (1–0) Bootcheck (0–1) McAfee Coliseum 26,332 39–25 +4½
65 June 9 Rays 13–4 Jackson (4–5) Saunders (9–3) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,019 39–26 +4
66 June 10 Rays 6–1 Weaver (6–6) Shields (4–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,610 40–26 +5
67 June 11 Rays 4–2 Lackey (3–1) Kazmir (6–2) Rodríguez (27) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 36,622 41–26 +5
68 June 13 Braves 5–2 Reyes (3–4) Garland (6–4) Bennett (2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,919 41–27 +4½
69 June 14 Braves 9–4 Morton (1–0) Santana (8–3) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,894 41–28 +3½
70 June 15 Braves 2–0 Saunders (10–3) Campillo (2–1) Rodríguez (28) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,723 41–29 +3½
71 June 16 Mets 9–6 Pelfrey (3–6) Weaver (6–7) Wagner (15) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 39,229 42–29 +3
72 June 17 Mets 6–1 Lackey (4–1) Santana (7–5) Shields (2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 40,122 43–29 +3
73 June 18 Mets 5–4 (10) Sánchez (3–0) Speier (0–4) Wagner (16) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,138 43–30 +3
74 June 20 @ Phillies 7–1 Santana (9–3) Eaton (2–5) Citizens Bank Park 45,033 44–30 +3½
75 June 21 @ Phillies 6–2 Saunders (11–3) Myers (3–9) Rodríguez (29) Citizens Bank Park 45,196 45–30 +4½
76 June 22 @ Phillies 3–2 Weaver (7–7) Hamels (7–5) Rodríguez (30) Citizens Bank Park 44,571 46–30 +4½
77 June 23 @ Nationals 3–2 Lackey (5–1) Rivera (3–4) Rodríguez (31) Nationals Park 24,805 47–30 +5
78 June 24 @ Nationals 8–3 Garland (7–4) Hill (1–5) Nationals Park 28,351 48–30 +5
79 June 25 @ Nationals 5–4 Rauch (4–1) Shields (3–2) Nationals Park 29,180 48–31 +5
80 June 27 @ Dodgers 6–0 Park (3–2) Saunders (11–4) Dodger Stadium 50,419 48–32 +3½
81 June 28 @ Dodgers 1–0 Billingsley (7–7) Weaver (7–8) Saito (12) Dodger Stadium 55,784 48–33 +3½
82 June 29 @ Dodgers 1–0 Lackey (6–1) Lowe (5–8) Rodríguez (32) Dodger Stadium 48,155 49–33 +4½
83 June 30 Athletics 6–1 Smith (5–6) Garland (7–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,046 49–34 +12½
July (19–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
84 July 1 Athletics 6–5 Shields (4–2) Embree (1–3) Rodríguez (33) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,047 50–34 +4½
85 July 2 Athletics 7–4 Saunders (12–4) Foulke (0–3) Rodríguez (34) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,091 51–34 +5½
86 July 4 Blue Jays 8–2 Weaver (8–8) Burnett (8–8) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,021 52–34 +5
87 July 5 Blue Jays 7–5 Halladay (10–4) Lackey (6–2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,767 52–35 +5
88 July 6 Blue Jays 7–1 Garland (8–5) Litsch (8–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,026 53–35 +6
89 July 7 @ Rangers 9–6 Santana (10–3) Mendoza (1–3) Rodríguez (35) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 21,170 54–35 +6
90 July 8 @ Rangers 3–2 Harrison (1–0) Saunders (12–5) Wilson (22) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 18,788 54–36 +5
91 July 9 @ Rangers 5–4 Wright (5–3) Rodríguez (0–2) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 24,515 54–37 +5
92 July 10 @ Rangers 11-10 (11) Speier (1–4) Wright (5–4) Rodríguez (36) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 23,262 55–37 +5
93 July 11 @ Athletics 9–2 Gallagher (4–4) Garland (8–6) McAfee Coliseum 31,372 55–38 +4
94 July 12 @ Athletics 4–1 Santana (11–3) Eveland (7–6) Rodríguez (37) McAfee Coliseum 27,161 56–38 +5
95 July 13 @ Athletics 4–3 Arredondo (3–0) Street (2–3) Rodríguez (38) McAfee Coliseum 29,352 57–38 +6
July 15: All-Star Game (AL wins, 4–3) Kazmir (TB) Lidge (PHI) Yankee Stadium 55,632 New York City
96 July 18 Red Sox 11–3 Lackey (7–2) Buchholz (2–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,260 58–38 +7
97 July 19 Red Sox 4–2 Arredondo (4–0) Beckett (9–6) Rodríguez (39) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,005 59–38 +8
98 July 20 Red Sox 5–3 Oliver (3–1) Wakefield (6–7) Rodríguez (40) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,164 60–38 +9
99 July 21 Indians 5–2 Byrd (4–10) Santana (11–4) Kobayashi (6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,037 60–39 +8½
100 July 22 Indians 3–2 Oliver (4–1) Ginter (1–1) Rodríguez (41) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,505 61–39 +9
101 July 23 Indians 14–11 Lackey (8–2) Laffey (5–7) Rodríguez (42) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,187 62–39 +10
102 July 25 @ Orioles 6–5 Saunders (13–5) Burres (7–7) Rodríguez (43) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 27,999 63–39 +10½
103 July 26 @ Orioles 11–6 Garland (9–6) Liz (4–3) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 21,819 64–39 +10½
104 July 27 @ Orioles 5–2 Olson (7–5) Santana (11–5) Sherrill (30) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 23,365 64–40 +10½
105 July 28 @ Red Sox 7–5 Weaver (9–8) Matsuzaka (11–2) Rodríguez (44) Fenway Park 37,830 65–40 +11½
106 July 29 @ Red Sox 6–2 Lackey (9–2) Buchholz (2–6) Fenway Park 38,110 66–40 +11½
107 July 30 @ Red Sox 9–2 Saunders (14–5) Beckett (9–8) Fenway Park 38,042 67–40 +11½
108 July 31 @ Yankees 12–6 Garland (10–6) Pettitte (12–8) Yankee Stadium 53,405 68–40 +12½
August (15–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
109 August 1 @ Yankees 1–0 Santana (12–5) Rivera (4–4) Rodríguez (45) Yankee Stadium 53,997 69–40 +12½
110 August 2 @ Yankees 9–2 Mussina (14–6) Weaver (9–9) Yankee Stadium 54,170 69–41 +12½
111 August 3 @ Yankees 14–9 E. Ramírez (3–0) Shields (4–3) Yankee Stadium 54,204 69–42 +11½
112 August 4 Orioles 6–5 Rodríguez (1–2) Sherrill (3–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,902 70–42 +11½
113 August 5 Orioles 3–0 Waters (1–0) Garland (10–7) Sherrill (31) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,027 70–43 +10½
114 August 6 Orioles 9–4 Santana (13–5) Olson (8–6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 40,130 71–43 +11½
115 August 8 Yankees 10–5 Weaver (10–9) Kennedy (0–4) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,158 72–43 +13
116 August 9 Yankees 11–4 Shields (5–3) E. Ramírez (3–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,919 73–43 +14
117 August 10 Yankees 4–3 Rodríguez (2–2) Marte (4–2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,138 74–43 +14
118 August 12 Mariners 7–3 Garland (11–7) Washburn (5–12) Rodríguez (46) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,086 75–43 +15
119 August 13 Mariners 10–7 (12) Corcoran (3–0) Speier (1–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 42,754 75–44 +15
120 August 15 @ Indians 3–2 Lee (17–2) Arredondo (4–1) Progressive Field 30,962 75–45 +15½
121 August 16 @ Indians 4–3 Lackey (10–2) Carmona (5–5) Rodríguez (47) Progressive Field 33,051 76–45 +15½
122 August 17 @ Indians 4–3 Sowers (2–6) Speier (1–6) Lewis (3) Progressive Field 28,356 76–46 +15½
123 August 18 @ Rays 6–4 Sonnanstine (13–6) Garland (11–8) Wheeler (6) Tropicana Field 15,896 76–47 +15½
124 August 19 @ Rays 4–2 Shields (11–7) Shields (5–4) Wheeler (7) Tropicana Field 15,902 76–48 +15½
125 August 20 @ Rays 5–4 Arredondo (5–1) Balfour (3–2) Rodríguez (48) Tropicana Field 19,157 77–48 +15½
126 August 21 Twins 2–1 (12) Crain (5–2) Speier (1–7) Nathan (35) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,367 77–49 +15
127 August 22 Twins 9–0 Perkins (11–3) Saunders (14–6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,819 77–50 +15
128 August 23 Twins 7–5 Oliver (5–1) Blackburn (9–8) Rodríguez (49) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,906 78–50 +16
129 August 24 Twins 5–3 Arredondo (6–1) Crain (5–3) Rodríguez (50) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 40,011 79–50 +17
130 August 25 Athletics 2–1 Braden (4–3) Weaver (10–10) Ziegler (5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 39,584 79–51 +16
131 August 26 Athletics 5–1 Lackey (11–2) Smith (6–13) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,431 80–51 +16
132 August 27 Athletics 6–5 Street (4–5) Saunders (14–7) Ziegler (6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 38,587 80–52 +15
133 August 28 Rangers 7–5 Garland (12–8) Wright (6–6) Rodríguez (51) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 37,541 81–52 +16
134 August 29 Rangers 3–1 Santana (14–5) Nippert (1–4) Rodríguez (52) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 40,084 82–52 +17
135 August 30 Rangers 4–3 Arredondo (7–1) Feldman (5–6) Rodríguez (53) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,937 83–52 +18
136 August 31 Rangers 4–3 Millwood (9–7) Lackey (11–3) Francisco (2) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 39,153 83–53 +17
September (17–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record GB
137 September 2 @ Tigers 5–4 Shields (6–4) Rodney (0–4) Rodríguez (54) Comerica Park 35,320 84–53 +17½
138 September 3 @ Tigers 9–6 Farnsworth (2–2) Arredondo (7–2) Rodney (8) Comerica Park 36,671 84–54 +16½
139 September 4 @ Tigers 7–1 Santana (15–5) Rogers (9–13) Comerica Park 37,890 85–54 +17
140 September 5 @ White Sox 10–2 Buehrle (12–11) Moseley (1–4) U.S. Cellular Field 32,502 85–55 +17
141 September 6 @ White Sox 7–6 (15) Wassermanm (1–1) Speier (1–8) U.S. Cellular Field 31,046 85–56 +16
142 September 7 @ White Sox 3–2 Saunders (15–7) H. Ramírez (1–4) Rodríguez (55) U.S. Cellular Field 26,029 86–56 +17
143 September 8 Yankees 12–1 Garland (13–8) Pavano (2–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,025 87–56 +17½
144 September 9 Yankees 7–1 Aceves (1–0) Santana (15–6) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,042 87–57 +16½
145 y-September 10 Yankees 4–2 Moseley (2–4) Pettitte (13–13) Rodríguez (56) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 39,783 88–57 +17½
146 September 11 Mariners 7–4 Weaver (11–10) Morrow (2–3) Rodríguez (57) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 38,205 89–57 +17½
147 September 12 Mariners 5–3 Arredondo (8–2) Batista (4–13) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,743 90–57 +17½
148 September 13 Mariners 5–2 Garland (14–8) Feierabend (1–3) Rodríguez (58) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,757 91–57 +18½
149 September 14 Mariners 4–3 Arredondo (9–2) Corcoran (5–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 41,528 92–57 +19½
150 September 16 @ Athletics 8–1 Gallagher (5–6) Lackey (11–4) McAfee Coliseum 14,325 92–58 +18
151 September 17 @ Athletics 3–2 Ziegler (2–0) Rodríguez (2–3) McAfee Coliseum 20,102 92–59 +18
152 September 18 @ Athletics 6–4 Saunders (16–7) Outman (1–1) Rodríguez (59) McAfee Coliseum 12,645 93–59 +18½
153 September 19 @ Rangers 15–13 Oliver (6–1) Wright (7–7) Shields (3) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 23,708 94–59 +19½
154 September 20 @ Rangers 7–3 Speier (2–8) Padilla (13–8) Rodríguez (60) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 38,973 95–59 +20½
155 September 21 @ Rangers 7–3 Lackey (12–4) Feldman (5–8) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 28,390 96–59 +21½
156 September 22 @ Mariners 2–1 Santana (16–6) Rowland-Smith (4–3) Rodríguez (61) Safeco Field 19,717 97–59 +22
157 September 23 @ Mariners 9–6 Corcoran (6–2) Jepsen (0–1) Putz (14) Safeco Field 19,065 97–60 +21½
158 September 24 @ Mariners 6–5 Oliver (7–1) Lowe (1–5) Rodríguez (62) Safeco Field 19,015 98–60 +21½
159 September 25 @ Mariners 6–4 Arredondo (10–2) Putz (6–5) Shields (4) Safeco Field 16,939 99–60 +22
160 z-September 26 Rangers 12–1 Padilla (14–8) Lackey (12–5) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,758 99–61 +21
161 September 27 Rangers 8–4 Feldman (6–8) Santana (16–7) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,141 99–62 +20
162 September 28 Rangers 7–0 Saunders (17–7) Millwood (9–10) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,761 100–62 +21

Player stats

Batting

Main hitters

Includes those who qualify for the batting title.
Only includes statistics obtained while playing for LAA. Casey Kotchman was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Mark Teixeira on July 28.
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
Mark Teixeira 54 193 69 .358 13 43
Vladimir Guerrero 143 541 164 .303 27 91
Garret Anderson 145 557 163 .293 15 84
Casey Kotchman 100 373 107 .287 12 54
Torii Hunter 146 551 153 .278 21 78
Chone Figgins 116 453 125 .276 1 22

Other hitters

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
Howie Kendrick 92 340 104 .306 3 37
Erick Aybar 98 346 96 .277 3 39
Mike Napoli 78 227 62 .273 20 49
Maicer Izturis 79 290 78 .269 3 37
Robb Quinlan 68 164 43 .262 1 11
Juan Rivera 89 256 63 .246 12 45
Gary Matthews, Jr. 127 426 103 .242 8 46
Kendry Morales 27 61 13 .213 3 8
Sean Rodriguez 59 167 34 .204 3 10
Brandon Wood 55 150 30 .200 5 13
Jeff Mathis 94 283 55 .194 9 42
Reggie Willits 82 108 21 .194 0 7
Freddy Sandoval 6 6 1 .167 0 0
Bobby Wilson 7 6 1 .167 0 1
Matthew Brown 11 19 1 .053 0 3
Ryan Budde 8 2 0 .000 0 0
Jon Garland 1 2 0 .000 0 1
Joe Saunders 2 3 0 .000 0 0
Jered Weaver 2 4 0 .000 0 0
John Lackey 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Ervin Santana 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Total Batting 162 5540 1486 .268 159 721

Note: Pitchers batting data included above

Starting pitchers

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

Player GS IP W L ERA SO
Joe Saunders 31 198.0 17 7 3.41 103
Ervin Santana 32 219.0 16 7 3.49 214
John Lackey 24 163.1 12 5 3.75 130
Jered Weaver 30 176.2 11 10 4.33 152
Jon Garland 32 196.2 14 8 4.90 90
Dustin Moseley 12 (10 starts) 50.1 2 4 6.79 37
Nick Adenhart 3 12.0 1 0 9.00 4
Combined totals 162 1012.0 73 40 4.14 727

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV H ERA SO
Alex Serrano 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1
José Arredondo 52 61.0 10 2 0 16 1.62 55
Francisco Rodríguez 76 68.1 2 3 62 0 2.24 77
Scot Shields 64 63.1 6 4 4 31 2.70 64
Shane Loux 7 16.0 0 0 0 0 2.81 4
Darren Oliver 54 72.0 7 1 0 12 2.88 48
Kevin Jepsen 9 8.1 0 1 0 3 4.32 7
Darren O'Day 30 43.1 0 1 0 1 4.57 29
Justin Speier 62 68.0 2 8 0 10 5.03 56
Jason Bulger 14 16.0 0 0 0 0 7.31 20
Chris Bootcheck 10 16.0 0 1 0 1 10.13 14
Rich Thompson 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 22.50 1
Combined totals 383 439.1 27 22 66 74 3.69 379

Playoffs

Division Series

Main article: 2008 American League Division Series

Game log

2008 postseason game log
American League Division Series (1–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Box
1 October 1 Red Sox 4–1 Lester (1–0) Lackey (0–1) Papelbon (1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 44,996 0–1 [1]
2 October 3 Red Sox 7–5 Papelbon (1–0) Rodríguez (0–1) Angel Stadium of Anaheim 43,354 0–2 [2]
3 October 5 @ Red Sox 5–4 (12) Weaver (1–0) López (0–1) Fenway Park 39,067 1–2 [3]
4 October 6 @ Red Sox 3–2 Delcarmen (1–0) Shields (0–1) Fenway Park 38,785 1–3 [4]

Statistics

Postseason Batting and Pitching Statistics

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
Jeff Mathis 1 2 1 .500 0 0
Kendry Morales 4 4 2 .500 0 0
Vladimir Guerrero 4 15 7 .467 0 0
Mark Teixeira 4 15 7 .467 0 1
Torii Hunter 4 18 7 .389 0 5
Chone Figgins 4 21 7 .333 0 1
Mike Napoli 4 12 3 .250 2 4
Garret Anderson 4 19 3 .158 0 0
Juan Rivera 3 8 1 .125 0 1
Howie Kendrick 4 17 2 .118 0 0
Erick Aybar 4 18 2 .111 0 1
Reggie Willits 3 0 0 .000 0 0
Gary Matthews, Jr. 3 5 0 .000 0 0
Total hitting 46 154 42 .273 2 13

Starting pitchers

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

Player GS IP W L ERA SO
John Lackey 2 13.2 0 1 2.63 6
Joe Saunders 1 4.2 0 0 7.71 2
Ervin Santana 1 5.1 0 0 8.44 3
Combined totals 4 23.2 0 1 4.94 11

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV H ERA SO
José Arredondo 3 3.2 0 0 0 0 0.00 4
Jered Weaver 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0.00 3
Darren Oliver 2 1.1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1
Scot Shields 4 5.2 0 1 0 0 4.76 7
Francisco Rodríguez 2 2.1 0 1 0 0 7.71 2
Combined totals 12 15.0 1 2 0 0 3.00 17

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League Bobby Mitchell
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Bobby Magallanes
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Ever Magallanes
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Keith Johnson
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Tyrone Boykin
Rookie Orem Owlz Pioneer League Tom Kotchman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Arkansas

See also

Other Anaheim-based teams in 2008

References