2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
National League West champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–78 (.519)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Frank McCourt
General manager(s)Ned Colletti
Manager(s)Joe Torre
Local televisionFSN Prime Ticket
KCAL (9)
Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Steve Lyons
Local radioKABC
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. The Dodgers did not peak until September when the won 17-8, which was highlighted by the acquisition of superstar outfielder Manny Ramirez. Ramirez hit .396 with 17 HRs in 53 games after the trade on July 31st. 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

National League West

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 84 78 0.519 48–33 36–45
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 80 0.506 2 48–33 34–47
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 10 43–38 31–50
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 12 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 63 99 0.389 21 35–46 28–53


Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 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
Atlanta 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
Chicago 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
Cincinnati 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
Colorado 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
Florida 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
Houston 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
Los Angeles 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
Milwaukee 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
New York 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
Philadelphia 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
Pittsburgh 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
San Diego 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
San Francisco 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
St. Louis 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
Washington 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


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
March/April (14–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 March 31 Giants 5–0 Penny (1–0) Zito (0–1) 56,000 1–0
2 April 1 Giants 3–2 Saito (1–0) Yabu (0–1) 44,054 2–0
3 April 2 Giants 2–1 Lincecum (1–0) Loaiza (0–1) Wilson (1) 43,217 2–1
4 April 4 @ Padres 7–1 Kuroda (1–0) Thatcher (0–1) 42,474 3–1
5 April 5 @ Padres 4–1 Peavy (2–0) Penny (1–1) 38,819 3–2
6 April 6 @ Padres 3–2 Broxton (1–0) Hoffman (0–2) Saito (1) 44,165 4–2
7 April 7 @ Diamondbacks 9–3 Haren (1–0) Loaiza (0–2) 49,507 4–3
8 April 8 @ Diamondbacks 10–5 Davis (1–1) Billingsley (0–1) 28,973 4–4
9 April 9 @ Diamondbacks 4–3 Owings (2–0) Kuroda (0–1) Lyon (1) 23,331 4–5
10 April 11 Padres 7–5 Peavy (3–0) Penny (1–2) Hoffman (3) 54,052 4–6
11 April 12 Padres 11–1 Lowe (1–0) Young (1–1) 54,955 5–6
12 April 13 Padres 1–0 Maddux (2–0) Billingsley (0–2) Hoffman (4) 47,357 5–7
13 April 14 Pirates 6–4 Yates (2–0) Saito (1–1) Capps (4) 37,334 5–8
14 April 15 Pirates 11–2 Loaiza (1–2) Morris (0–2) 37,896 6–8
15 April 16 Pirates 8–1 Penny (2–2) Maholm (0–2) 53,629 7–8
16 April 18 @ Braves 6–1 Ohman (1–0) Lowe (1–1) 38,250 7–9
17 April 19 @ Braves 4–1 James (1–1) Billingsley (0–3) Acosta (1) 40,451 7–10
18 April 20 @ Braves 6–1 Jurrjens (2–2) Kuroda (1–2) 36,772 7–11
19 April 21 @ Reds 9–3 Penny (3–2) Belisle (0–1) Park (1) 14,446 8–11
20 April 22 @ Reds 8–1 Vólquez (3–0) Kuo (0–1) 14,763 8–12
21 April 23 Diamondbacks 8–3 Lowe (2–1) Haren (3–1) Saito (2) 42,590 9–12
22 April 24 Diamondbacks 6–4 González (1–1) Billingsley (0–4) Lyon (6) 38,350 9–13
23 April 25 Rockies 8–7 (13) Park (1–0) Buchholz (1–2) 53,205 10–13
24 April 26 Rockies 11–3 Penny (4–2) Redman (2–2) 50,469 11–13
25 April 27 Rockies 3–2 (10) Beimel (1–0) Corpas (0–2) 50,670 12–13
26 April 29 @ Marlins 7–6 Beimel (2–0) Gregg (3–1) Saito (3) 11,334 13–13
27 April 30 @ Marlins 13–1 Billingsley (1–4) Olsen (3–1) 10,792 14–13
May (13–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 @ Marlins 5–3 Beimel (3–0) Gregg (3–2) Saito (4) 15,556 15–13
29 May 2 @ Rockies 11–6 Penny (5–2) Francis (0–3) 30,291 16–13
30 May 3 @ Rockies 12–7 Kuo (1–1) de la Rosa (0–1) 38,597 17–13
31 May 4 @ Rockies 7–2 Cook (5–1) Lowe (2–2) Buchholz (1) 43,726 17–14
32 May 5 Mets 5–1 Billingsley (2–4) Pérez (2–3) 44,181 18–14
33 May 6 Mets 5–4 Kuo (2–1) Figueroa (2–2) Saito (5) 43,927 19–14
34 May 7 Mets 12–1 Maine (4–2) Penny (5–3) 40,696 19–15
35 May 9 Astros 7–1 Moehler (1–0) Lowe (2–3) 52,658 19–16
36 May 10 Astros 5–0 Sampson (2–3) Billingsley (2–5) 45,212 19–17
37 May 11 Astros 8–5 Geary (1–1) Broxton (1–1) Valverde (8) 40,217 19–18
38 May 13 @ Brewers 5–3 Villanueva (2–4) Penny (5–4) Gagné (10) 26,465 19–19
39 May 14 @ Brewers 6–4 Broxton (2–1) Mota (1–2) Saito (6) 27,562 20–19
40 May 15 @ Brewers 7–2 Billingsley (3–5) Sheets (4–1) 30,444 21–19
41 May 16 @ Angels 4–2 Saunders (7–1) Kuroda (1–3) Rodríguez (17) 44,047 21–20
42 May 17 @ Angels 6–3 Kuo (3–1) Santana (6–1) 43,906 22–20
43 May 18 @ Angels 10–2 Weaver (3–5) Lowe (2–4) 44,007 22–21
44 May 19 Reds 6–5 Saito (2–1) Weathers (1–3) 34,669 23–21
45 May 20 Reds 4–1 Billingsley (4–5) Belisle (1–4) Saito (7) 34,306 24–21
46 May 21 Reds 5–2 Kuroda (2–3) Cueto (2–5) Saito (8) 33,224 25–21
47 May 23 Cardinals 2–1 Wainwright (4–2) Lowe (2–5) Franklin (3) 52,281 25–22
48 May 24 Cardinals 4–0 Lohse (4–2) Penny (5–5) 44,785 25–23
49 May 25 Cardinals 4–3 (10) Saito (3–1) Parisi (0–1) 46,566 26–23
50 May 26 @ Cubs 3–1 Dempster (6–2) Billingsley (4–6) Wood (11) 41,583 26–24
51 May 27 @ Cubs 3–1 Gallagher (2–1) Kuroda (2–4) Wood (12) 39,894 26–25
52 May 28 @ Cubs 2–1 (10) Howry (1–2) Park (1–1) 39,945 26–26
53 May 29 @ Mets 8–4 Vargas (2–2) Penny (5–6) 52,886 26–27
54 May 30 @ Mets 9–5 Park (2–1) Heilman (0–2) 52,176 27–27
55 May 31 @ Mets 3–2 Sánchez (2–0) Broxton (2–2) Wagner (11) 53,528 27–28
June (11–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
56 June 1 @ Mets 6–1 Santana (7–3) Kuroda (2–5) 50,263 27–29
57 June 2 Rockies 8–2 Lowe (3–5) Reynolds (0–3) 39,098 28–29
58 June 3 Rockies 3–0 Francis (2–5) Penny (5–7) Fuentes (7) 38,548 28–30
59 June 4 Rockies 2–1 Cook (8–3) Kershaw (0–1) Fuentes (8) 36,393 28–31
60 June 5 Cubs 5–4 Howry (2-2) Saito (3–2) Wood (17) 44,988 28–32
61 June 6 Cubs 3–0 Kuroda (3–5) Gallagher (3–2) 52,484 29–32
62 June 7 Cubs 7–3 Lowe (4–5) Zambrano (8–2) 50,020 30–32
63 June 8 Cubs 3–1 Marquis (4–3) Penny (5–8) Wood (18) 49,994 30–33
64 June 10 @ Padres 7–2 Proctor (1–0) Hampson (0–1) 26,860 31–33
65 June 11 @ Padres 4–1 Wolf (5–4) Billingsley (4–7) Hoffman (15) 29,218 31–34
66 June 12 @ Padres 9–0 Peavy (5–3) Kuroda (3–6) 36,354 31–35
67 June 13 @ Tigers 5–0 Galarrage (6–2) Lowe (4–6) Dolsi (2) 40,430 31–36
68 June 14 @ Tigers 12–7 Bonine (1–0) Penny (5–9) 42,348 31–37
69 June 15 @ Tigers 5–4 Robertson (5–6) Park (2–2) Jones (12) 41,189 31–38
70 June 17 @ Reds 3–1 Billingsley (5–7) Cueto (5–7) Saito (9) 26,906 32–38
71 June 18 @ Reds 6–1 Lowe (5–6) Arroyo (4–6) 20,055 33–38
72 June 19 @ Reds 7–4 Stults (1–0) Harang (3–10) Saito (10) 30,136 34–38
73 June 20 Indians 6–4 (10) Borowski (1–2) Saito (3–3) Kobayashi (4) 50,667 34–39
74 June 21 Indians 7–2 (11) Kobayashi (4–3) Wade (0–1) 45,036 34–40
75 June 22 Indians 4–3 Billingsley (6–7) Byrd (3–8) Saito (11) 39,993 35–40
76 June 24 White Sox 6–1 Buehrle (5–6) Lowe (5–7) 43,900 35–41
77 June 25 White Sox 5–0 Stults (2–0) Floyd (8–4) 40,162 36–41
78 June 26 White Sox 2–0 Danks (5–4) Kershaw (0–2) Jenks (17) 37,956 36–42
79 June 27 Angels 6–0 Park (3–2) Saunders (11–4) 50,419 37–42
80 June 28 Angels 1–0 Billingsley (7–7) Weaver (7–8) Saito (12) 55,784 38–42
81 June 29 Angels 1–0 Lackey (6–1) Lowe (5–8) Rodríguez (32) 48,155 38–43
82 June 30 @ Astros 4–1 Oswalt (7–8) Stults (2–1) Valverde (22) 28,827 38–44
July (16–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
83 July 1 @ Astros 7–6 (11) Park (4–2) Wright (3–3) Saito (13) 31,914 39–44
84 July 2 @ Astros 4–1 Kuroda (4–6) Hernández (0–2) 34,058 40–44
85 July 3 @ Astros 5–2 Billingsley (8–7) Backe (5–9) Saito (14) 35,696 41–44
86 July 4 @ Giants 10–7 Lowe (6–8) Matos (0–1) Saito (15) 40,447 42–44
87 July 5 @ Giants 5–2 Zito (4–12) Falkenborg (0–1) Wilson (24) 40,741 42–45
88 July 6 @ Giants 5–3 Falkenborg (1–1) Cain (5–7) Saito (16) 39,290 43–45
89 July 7 Braves 3–0 Kuroda (5–6) Campillo (3–4) 39,896 44–45
90 July 8 Braves 9–3 Jurrjens (9–4) Billingsley (8–8) 39,702 44–46
91 July 9 Braves 2–1 Lowe (7–8) Hudson (9–7) Saito (17) 39,815 45–46
92 July 10 Marlins 5–4 (11) Nelson (2–0) Falkenborg (1–2) Gregg (18) 40,417 45–47
93 July 11 Marlins 3–1 Volstad (2–0) Stults (2–2) Gregg (19) 49,545 45–48
94 July 12 Marlins 5–3 (11) Waechter (1–2) Troncoso (0–1) Gregg (20) 55,220 45–49
95 July 13 Marlins 9–1 Billingsley (9–8) Miller (5–9) 42,213 46–49
96 July 18 @ Diamondbacks 8–7 (11) Wade (1–1) Slaten (0–3) Broxton (1) 38,561 47–49
97 July 19 @ Diamondbacks 3–2 Haren (9–5) Billingsley (9–9) Lyon (20) 41,458 47–50
98 July 20 @ Diamondbacks 6–5 Troncoso (1–1) Lyon (2–4) Broxton (2) 39,217 48–50
99 July 21 @ Rockies 16–10 Falkenborg (2–2) Wells (1–2) 38,291 49–50
100 July 22 @ Rockies 10–1 Jiménez (6–9) Kershaw (0–3) 41,567 49–51
101 July 23 @ Rockies 5–3 Rusch (4–3) Kuroda (5–7) Fuentes (17) 36,305 49–52
102 July 25 Nationals 3–2 Billingsley (10–9) Lannan (6–10) Broxton (3) 47,313 50–52
103 July 26 Nationals 6–0 Lowe (8–8) Pérez (3–8) 42,122 51–52
104 July 27 Nationals 2–0 Kershaw (1–3) Bergmann (1–8) Broxton (4) 38,660 52–52
105 July 28 Giants 7–6 Correia (2–5) Kuroda (5–8) Wilson (28) 37,483 52–53
106 July 29 Giants 2–0 Johnson (1–0) Cain (6–9) Broxton (5) 40,110 53–53
107 July 30 Giants 4–0 Billingsley (11–9) Sánchez (8–7) 41,282 54–53
108 July 31 Diamondbacks 2–1 Webb (15–4) Lowe (8–9) Lyon (23) 42,440 54–54
August (13–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
109 August 1 Diamondbacks 2–1 Johnson (9–7) Park (4–3) Lyon (24) 55,239 54–55
110 August 2 Diamondbacks 4–2 Kuroda (6–8) Petit (1–2) Park (2) 54,544 55–55
111 August 3 Diamondbacks 9–3 Wade (2–1) Davis (4–6) 52,972 56–55
112 August 5 @ Cardinals 6–4 (11) García (1–1) Johnson (1–1) 40,773 56–56
113 August 6 @ Cardinals 9–6 Piñeiro (4–5) Lowe (8–10) Perez (1) 42,581 56–57
114 August 7 @ Cardinals 4–1 Kershaw (2–3) Lohse (13–4) Broxton (6) 40,500 57–57
115 August 8 @ Giants 6–2 Penny (6–9) Zito (6–14) Broxton (7) 40,142 58–57
116 August 9 @ Giants 3–2 (10) Walker (4–6) Broxton (2–3) 41,963 58–58
117 August 10 @ Giants 5–4 Taschner (3–1) Kuo (3–2) 41,804 58–59
118 August 11 Phillies 8–6 Lowe (9–10) Kendrick (10–6) Broxton (8) 45,547 59–59
119 August 12 Phillies 4–3 Kuo (4–2) Romero (4–4) 47,586 60–59
120 August 13 Phillies 7–6 Broxton (3–3) Condrey (3–3) 45,786 61–59
121 August 14 Phillies 3–1 Kuroda (7–8) Myers (5–10) Kuo (1) 51,060 62–59
122 August 15 Brewers 5–3 Billingsley (12–9) Parra (9–6) Broxton (9) 44,547 63–59
123 August 16 Brewers 4–3 (10) Torres (6–3) Broxton (3–4) Riske (2) 52,889 63–60
124 August 17 Brewers 7–5 Beimel (4–0) Villanueva (4–6) 45,267 64–60
125 August 19 Rockies 8–3 Jiménez (9–11) Kuroda (7–9) 46,687 64–61
126 August 20 Rockies 4–3 Buchholz (6–3) Broxton (3–5) Fuentes (24) 48,183 64–62
127 August 21 Rockies 3–1 Lowe (10–10) de la Rosa (6–7) Broxton (10) 44,885 65–62
128 August 22 @ Phillies 8–1 Kendrick (11–7) Maddux (6–10) 42,620 65–63
129 August 23 @ Phillies 9–2 Hamels (11–8) Kershaw (2–4) 45,019 65–64
130 August 24 @ Phillies 5–2 (11) Durbin (5–2) Beimel (4–1) 43,039 65–65
131 August 25 @ Phillies 5–0 Myers (7–10) Billingsley (12–10) 40,873 65–66
132 August 26 @ Nationals 2–1 Balester (3–6) Lowe (10–11) Hanrahan (5) 26,110 65–67
133 August 27 @ Nationals 5–4 Redding (9–8) Maddux (6–11) Hanrahan (6) 22,907 65–68
134 August 28 @ Nationals 11–2 Lannan (8–12) Kershaw (2–5) 26,338 65–69
135 August 29 @ Diamondbacks 9–3 Davis (6–8) Kuroda (7–10) 32,610 65–70
136 August 30 @ Diamondbacks 6–2 Billingsley (13–10) Haren (14–7) 49,045 66–70
137 August 31 @ Diamondbacks 8–1 Lowe (11–11) Webb (19–6) 43,456 67–70
September (17–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
138 September 1 Padres 5–2 Maddux (7–11) Young (4–5) Broxton (11) 44,087 68–70
139 September 2 Padres 8–4 Kershaw (3–5) Baek (4–10) 39,330 69–70
140 September 3 Padres 6–4 Kuroda (8–10) LeBlanc (0–1) Broxton (12) 48,822 70–70
141 September 5 Diamondbacks 7–0 Lowe (12–11) Haren (14–8) 52,270 71–70
142 September 6 Diamondbacks 7–2 Billingsley (14–10) Webb (19–7) 47,543 72–70
143 September 7 Diamondbacks 5–3 Kuo (5–2) Rauch (4–6) Broxton (13) 54,137 73–70
144 September 8 @ Padres 4–0 Baek (5-10) Maddux (7–12) 25,942 73–71
145 September 9 @ Padres 6–2 Beimel (5–1) Bell (6–6) 26,614 74–71
146 September 10 @ Padres 7–2 Lowe (13–11) Estes (2–2) 27,208 75–71
147 September 12 @ Rockies 7–2 Billingsley (15–10) Francis (4–10) 30,147 76–71
148 September 13 @ Rockies 5–1 Kershaw (4–5) de la Rosa (8–8) 40,291 77–71
149 September 14 @ Rockies 1–0 (10) Corpas (3–3) Kuo (5–3) 28,910 77–72
150 September 15 @ Pirates 8–2 Kuroda (9–10) Ohlendorf (1–3) 13,147 78–72
151 September 16 @ Pirates 6–2 Lowe (14–11) Karstens (2–6) 12,741 79–72
152 September 17 @ Pirates 15–8 Grabow (6–3) Elbert (0–1) 11,883 79–73
153 September 18 @ Pirates 4–3 (12) Proctor (2–0) Hansen (2–7) Broxton (14) 12,709 80–73
154 September 19 Giants 7–1 Zito (10–16) Maddux (7–13) 55,589 80–74
155 September 20 Giants 10–7 Saito (4–3) Walker (4–8) 55,724 81–74
156 September 21 Giants 1–0 (11) Romo (3–1) Saito (4–4) Wilson (40) 55,294 81–75
157 September 23 Padres 10–1 Billingsley (16–10) LeBlanc (1–2) 48,905 82–75
158 September 24 Padres 12–4 Kershaw (5–5) Ekstrom (0–1) 44,776 83–75
159 September 25 Padres 7–5 Peavy (10–11) Stults (2–3) Hoffman (29) 52,569 83–76
160 September 26 @ Giants 6–5 (10) Walker (5–8) Johnson (1–2) 33,920 83–77
161 September 27 @ Giants 2–1 Maddux (8–13) Cain (8–14) Saito (18) 38,673 84–77
162 September 28 @ Giants 3–1 Lincecum (18–5) Park (4–4) Wilson (41) 39,167 84–78

Playoffs

2008 Post-Season
National League Division Series (3–0)
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 1 @ Cubs 7–2 Lowe (1–0) Dempster (0–1) 42,099 1–0
2 October 2 @ Cubs 10–3 Billingsley (1–0) Zambrano (0–1) 42,136 2–0
3 October 4 Cubs 3–1 Kuroda (1–0) Harden (0–1) Broxton (1) 56,000 3–0
National League Championship Series (1–4)
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 9 @ Phillies 3–2 Hamels (1–0) Lowe (0–1) Lidge (1) 45,839 0–1
2 October 10 @ Phillies 8–5 Myers (1–0) Billingsley (0–1) Lidge (2) 45,883 0–2
3 October 12 Phillies 7–2 Kuroda (1–0) Moyer (0–1) 56,800 1–2
4 October 13 Phillies 7–5 Madson (1–0) Wade (0–1) Lidge (3) 56,800 1–3
5 October 15 Phillies 5–1 Hamels (2–0) Billingsley (0–2) 56,800 1–4

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 40.2 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 11.2 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main article: 2008 Major League Baseball draft

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

Dee Gordon was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 draft.
Dee Gordon was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 draft.

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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