2009 Los Angeles Dodgers
National League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record95–67 (.586)
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, Steve Lyons, Eric Collins
Local radioKABC
Vin Scully, Rick Monday, Charley Steiner
KHJ
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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The 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers season saw the team defend their National League West title while earning the best record in the National League, and marked the 50th anniversary of their 1959 World Series Championship. The Dodgers reached the National League Championship Series for the second straight season only to once more fall short in five games against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Spring training

View from Right Field, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Az.
View from Right Field, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Az.

2009 saw the Dodgers open their brand new spring training facility, Camelback Ranch-Glendale. The 13,000-seat stadium and surrounding facilities that the Dodgers share with the Chicago White Sox replaced their former facility at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Florida, where the team had trained in the spring since 1948. This also marked the Dodgers debut as a member of the Cactus League.

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Colorado Rockies 92 70 0.568 3 51–30 41–40
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 7 52–29 36–45
San Diego Padres 75 87 0.463 20 42–39 33–48
Arizona Diamondbacks 70 92 0.432 25 36–45 34–47


Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–4 4-2 1–5 7-11 5–3 5–4 7-11 2–5 5–2 1–5 6–1 11-7 5-13 2–4 1–5 5–10
Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–6 4–4 8-10 3-3 4–3 3–3 13–5 10-8 3–4 3–3 3–4 4–2 10-8 7–8
Chicago 2-4 2–4 10-5 2–4 4–3 11–6 3–5 10-7 3-3 1–5 10-4 4–5 4-2 6-10 5–2 6–9
Cincinnati 5-1 6-3 5-10 0-7 3-3 12-4 1-5 8-7 2-4 2-5 13-5 1-6 3-3 8-8 3-4 6-9
Colorado 11-7 4-4 4-2 7-0 2-4 2-5 4-14 6-0 3-4 2-4 6-3 10-8 8-10 6-1 6-0 11-4
Florida 3-5 10-8 3-4 3-3 4-2 4–3 3-3 3-4 11-7 9-9 2-4 4-2 3-4 3-3 12-6 10-8
Houston 4–5 3-3 6-11 4-12 5-2 3-4 4–3 5-10 1-5 6-2 10-5 6-1 2-4 6-9 3-3 6-9
Los Angeles 11-7 3-4 5-3 5-1 14-4 3-3 3-4 3–3 5-1 4-3 4-3 10-8 11-7 2-5 3-2 9-9
Milwaukee 5-2 3-3 7-10 7-8 0-6 4-3 10-5 3-3 3-3 4-3 9-5 2-4 4-5 9-9 5-3 5-10
New York 2-5 5-13 3-3 4-2 4-3 7-11 5-1 1-5 3-3 6-12 4-3 2-5 5-3 4-5 10-8 5–10
Philadelphia 5-1 8-10 5-1 5-2 4-2 9-9 2-6 3-4 3-4 12-6 4-2 5-2 3-4 4-1 15-3 6-12
Pittsburgh 1-6 4-3 4-10 5-13 3-6 4-2 5-10 3-4 5-9 3-4 2-4 3-4 2-4 5-10 5-3 8–7
San Diego 7-11 3-3 5-4 6-1 8-10 2-4 1-6 8-10 4-2 5-2 2-5 4-3 10-8 1-6 4-2 5–10
San Francisco 13-5 4–3 2–4 3–3 10-8 4–3 4–2 7-11 5-4 3–5 4–3 4–2 8-10 4–3 4–2 9–6
St. Louis 4-2 2-4 10-6 8-8 1-6 3-3 9-6 5-2 9-9 5-4 1-4 10-5 6-1 3-4 6–1 9–6
Washington 5-1 8-10 2-5 4-3 0-6 6-12 3-3 2-3 3-5 8-10 3-15 3-5 2-4 2-4 1-6 7–11


Game log

2009 Game Log
April (15–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 6 @ Padres 4–1 Kuroda (1–0) Peavy (0–1) Broxton (1) 45,496 1–0
2 April 7 @ Padres 4–2 Young (1–0) Wolf (0–1) Bell (1) 20,035 1–1
3 April 8 @ Padres 5–2 Billingsley (1–0) Mujica (0–1) Broxton (2) 31,700 2–1
4 April 9 @ Padres 4–3 Meredith (1–0) Wade (0–1) Bell (2) 29,710 2–2
5 April 10 @ Diamondbacks 9–4 Garland (1–0) McDonald (0–1) 31,036 2–3
6 April 11 @ Diamondbacks 11–2 Stults (1–0) Petit (0–1) 35,024 3–3
7 April 12 @ Diamondbacks 3–1 Wolf (1–1) Haren (0–2) Broxton (3) 25,485 4–3
8 April 13 Giants 11–1 Billingsley (2–0) Johnson (0–2) 57,099 5–3
9 April 15 Giants 5–4 Broxton (1–0) Howry (0–1) 42,511 6–3
10 April 16 Giants 7–2 Stults (2–0) Zito (0–2) 36,553 7–3
11 April 17 Rockies 4–3 Mota (1–0) Embree (0–1) Broxton (4) 45,145 8–3
12 April 18 Rockies 9–5 Billingsley (3–0) Cook (0–1) 36,765 9–3
13 April 19 Rockies 14–2 Elbert (1–0) Jiménez (1–2) 41,474 10–3
14 April 21 @ Astros 8–5 Ortiz (1–0) Kershaw (0–1) Valverde (1) 26,360 10–4
15 April 22 @ Astros 6–5 Sampson (1–0) Belisario (0–1) Hawkins (2) 26,725 10–5
16 April 23 @ Astros 2–0 Billingsley (4–0) Rodríguez (1–2) Broxton (5) 26,081 11–5
17 April 24 @ Rockies 6–5 Kuo (1–0) Corpas (0–1) Broxton (6) 36,151 12–5
18 April 25 @ Rockies 6–5 McDonald (1–1) Jiménez (1–3) Troncoso (1) 31,476 13–5
19 April 26 @ Rockies 10–4 Marquis (3–1) Kershaw (0–2) 35,505 13–6
20 April 27 @ Giants 5–4 Valdéz (1–0) Belisario (0–2) Wilson (4) 30,091 13–7
21 April 28 @ Giants 5–3 Broxton (2–0) Howry (0–2) Ohman (1) 30,482 14–7
22 April 29 @ Giants 9–4 Lincecum (2–1) Stults (2–1) Wilson (5) 37,717 14–8
23 April 30 Padres 8–5 Belisario (1–2) Gregerson (0–1) Broxton (7) 54,628 15–8
May (20–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
24 May 1 Padres 1–0 Broxton (3–0) Sánchez (1–1) 47,210 16–8
25 May 2 Padres 2–1 (10) Mota (2–0) Gregerson (0–2) 47,680 17–8
26 May 3 Padres 7–3 Billingsley (5–0) Gaudin (0–1) 52,096 18–8
27 May 4 Diamondbacks 7–2 Stults (3–1) Davis (2–4) 30,530 19–8
28 May 5 Diamondbacks 3–1 Weaver (1–0) Scherzer (0–3) Broxton (8) 33,557 20–8
29 May 6 Nationals 10–3 Kershaw (1–2) Cabrera (0–3) 31,348 21–8
30 May 7 Nationals 11–9 Villone (1–0) Wade (0–2) 37,074 21–9
31 May 8 Giants 3–1 Zito (1–2) Billingsley (5–1) Wilson (7) 51,209 21–10
32 May 9 Giants 8–0 Stults (4–1) Sánchez (1–3) 41,425 22–10
33 May 10 Giants 7–5 (13) Wilson (2–0) Mota (2–1) 37,529 22–11
34 May 12 @ Phillies 5–3 Park (1–1) Kershaw (1–3) Lidge (5) 45,191 22–12
35 May 13 @ Phillies 9–2 Wolf (2–1) Moyer (3–3) 45,273 23–12
36 May 14 @ Phillies 5–3 (10) Broxton (4–0) Durbin (1–1) Troncoso (2) 45,307 24–12
37 May 15 @ Marlins 6–4 Weaver (2–0) Volstad (2–3) Broxton (9) 20,039 25–12
38 May 16 @ Marlins 6–3 Miller (1–1) Weaver (2–1) Lindstrom (7) 25,132 25–13
39 May 17 @ Marlins 12–5 Kershaw (2–3) Koronka (0–2) 16,332 26–13
40 May 18 Mets 3–2 (11) Troncoso (1–0) Stokes (1–2) 37,136 27–13
41 May 19 Mets 5–3 Billingsley (6–1) Maine (3–3) Broxton (10) 37,857 28–13
42 May 20 Mets 2–1 Leach (1–0) Putz (1–3) Broxton (11) 50,761 29–13
43 May 22 Angels 3–1 Oliver (1–0) Wade (0–3) Fuentes (12) 55,053 29–14
44 May 23 Angels 5–4 (10) Broxton (5–0) Arredondo (1–1) 55,301 30–14
45 May 24 Angels 10–7 Bulger (2–1) Billingsley (6–2) 54,122 30–15
46 May 25 @ Rockies 16–6 Ohman (1–0) de la Rosa (0–5) 37,024 31–15
47 May 26 @ Rockies 7–1 Milton (1–0) Cook (3–2) 25,384 32–15
48 May 27 @ Rockies 8–6 Kershaw (3–3) Jiménez (3–6) 22,271 33–15
49 May 28 @ Cubs 2–1 Wolf (3–1) Wells (0–2) Troncoso (3) 39,579 34–15
50 May 29 @ Cubs 2–1 Lilly (6–4) Billingsley (6–3) Gregg (8) 40,148 34–16
51 May 30 @ Cubs 7–0 Dempster (4–3) Stults (4–2) 41,153 34–17
52 May 31 @ Cubs 8–2 Milton (2–0) Marshall (3–4) 40,091 35–17
June (14–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 Diamondbacks 3–2 Buckner (2–1) Kuroda (1–1) Peña (1) 32,304 35–18
54 June 2 Diamondbacks 6–5 Weaver (3–1) Schlereth (0–1) Broxton (12) 32,853 36–18
55 June 3 Diamondbacks 1–0 Billingsley (7–3) Garland (4–5) Broxton (13) 33,804 37–18
56 June 4 Phillies 3–0 Hamels (4–2) Kershaw (3–4) 33,839 37–19
57 June 5 Phillies 4–3 Broxton (6–0) Lidge (0–3) 52,538 38–19
58 June 6 Phillies 3–2 (12) Wade (1–3) Durbin (1–2) 41,412 39–19
59 June 7 Phillies 7–2 Bastardo (2–0) Wolf (3–2) 42,288 39–20
60 June 9 Padres 6–4 Billingsley (8–3) Young (4–5) Broxton (14) 35,313 40–20
61 June 10 Padres 3–1 Correia (3–4) Kershaw (3–5) Bell (18) 44,079 40–21
62 June 12 @ Rangers 6–0 Padilla (5–3) Kuroda (1–2) 36,591 40–22
63 June 13 @ Rangers 3–1 Wade (2–3) Grilli (0–1) Broxton (15) 37,262 41–22
64 June 14 @ Rangers 6–3 Billingsley (9–3) Holland (1–4) Broxton (16) 36,343 42–22
65 June 16 Athletics 5–4 (10) Mota (3–1) Ziegler (1–2) 41,169 43–22
66 June 17 Athletics 5–4 Cahill (4–5) Kuroda (1–3) Bailey (6) 46,274 43–23
67 June 18 Athletics 3–2 Leach (2–0) Ziegler (1–3) Troncoso (4) 50,492 44–23
68 June 19 @ Angels 5–4 Speier (3–1) Mota (3–2) Fuentes (19) 44,222 44–24
69 June 20 @ Angels 6–4 Weaver (4–1) Weaver (7–3) 44,148 45–24
70 June 21 @ Angels 5–3 Kershaw (4–5) Lackey (2–3) Broxton (17) 43,891 46–24
71 June 23 @ White Sox 5–2 Kuroda (2–3) Danks (5–6) Broxton (18) 22,251 47–24
72 June 24 @ White Sox 10–7 Floyd (5–5) Wolf (3–3) Jenks (18) 20,142 47–25
73 June 25 @ White Sox 6–5 (13) Poreda (1–0) Weaver (4–2) 20,051 47–26
74 June 26 Mariners 8–2 Kershaw (5–5) Vargas (3–3) 50,752 48–26
75 June 27 Mariners 5–1 Hernández (8–3) Milton (2–1) 50,847 48–27
76 June 28 Mariners 4–2 Olson (3–2) Kuroda (2–4) Aardsma (16) 49,355 48–28
77 June 29 Rockies 4–2 (13) McDonald (2–1) Peralta (0–1) 41,288 49–28
78 June 30 Rockies 3–0 Marquis (10–5) Billingsley (9–4) 43,437 49–29
July (15–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
79 July 1 Rockies 1–0 Troncoso (2–0) Hammel (5–4) Broxton (19) 40,455 50–29
80 July 3 @ Padres 6–3 Kuroda (3–4) Gaudin (4–7) Broxton (20) 42,217 51–29
81 July 4 @ Padres 7–4 Burke (1–0) Belisario (1–3) Bell (23) 42,069 51–30
82 July 5 @ Padres 7–6 (13) Weaver (5–2) Mujica (2–4) 30,070 52–30
83 July 7 @ Mets 8–0 Kershaw (6–5) Pelfrey (6–4) 39,636 53–30
84 July 8 @ Mets 5–4 Pérez (2–2) Kuroda (3–5) Rodríguez (22) 40,027 53–31
85 July 9 @ Mets 11–2 Wolf (4–3) Hernández (5–5) 39,865 54–31
86 July 10 @ Brewers 12–8 (10) Troncoso (3–0) Villanueva (2–6) 41,811 55–31
87 July 11 @ Brewers 6–3 Burns (2–2) Weaver (5–3) Hoffman (20) 43,466 55–32
88 July 12 @ Brewers 7–4 Kershaw (7–5) Gallardo (8–7) Troncoso (5) 42,241 56–32
89 July 16 Astros 3–0 Rodríguez (9–6) Wolf (4–4) Valverde (9) 45,970 56–33
90 July 17 Astros 8–1 Oswalt (6–4) Billingsley (9–5) 51,209 56–34
91 July 18 Astros 5–2 Kershaw (8–5) Hampton (5–7) Broxton (21) 48,298 57–34
92 July 19 Astros 4–3 Troncoso (4–0) Hawkins (1–4) Broxton (22) 40,340 58–34
93 July 20 Reds 7–5 Schmidt (1–0) Owings (6–10) Broxton (23) 48,110 59–34
94 July 21 Reds 12–3 Wolf (5–4) Bailey (1–2) 49,027 60–34
95 July 22 Reds 6–2 Billingsley (10–5) Arroyo (10–9) 56,000 61–34
96 July 24 Marlins 6–3 Johnson (9–2) McDonald (2–2) Núñez (7) 51,565 61–35
97 July 25 Marlins 4–3 Broxton (7–0) Meyer (2–1) 50,248 62–35
98 July 26 Marlins 8–6 Volstad (8–9) Schmidt (1–1) 48,597 62–36
99 July 27 @ Cardinals 6–1 Carpenter (9–3) Wolf (5–5) Franklin (23) 43,756 62–37
100 July 28 @ Cardinals 10–0 Wainwright (12–6) Billingsley (10–6) 40,105 62–38
101 July 29 @ Cardinals 3–2 (15) Hawksworth (1–0) Weaver (5–4) 40,011 62–39
102 July 30 @ Cardinals 5–3 (10) McDonald (3–2) Reyes (0–2) Broxton (24) 43,263 63–39
103 July 31 @ Braves 5–0 Schmidt (2–1) Hanson (5–2) 45,225 64–39
August (14–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 @ Braves 4–3 Lowe (11–7) Wolf (5–6) Soriano (16) 49,843 64–40
105 August 2 @ Braves 9–1 Billingsley (11–6) Jurrjens (9–8) 37,654 65–40
106 August 3 Brewers 6–5 Parra (6–8) Kershaw (8–6) Hoffman (24) 46,544 65–41
107 August 4 Brewers 17–4 Kuroda (4–5) Gallardo (10–8) 45,535 66–41
108 August 5 Brewers 4–1 Looper (10–5) Schmidt (2–2) Hoffman (25) 50,276 66–42
109 August 6 Braves 5–4 Elbert (2–0) Soriano (1–3) 46,399 67–42
110 August 7 Braves 9–5 (12) Moylan (4–2) Troncoso (4–1) 53,184 67–43
111 August 8 Braves 2–1 (10) Medlen (3–3) Mota (3–3) Soriano (17) 53,338 67–44
112 August 9 Braves 8–2 Vázquez (10–7) Stults (4–3) 45,438 67–45
113 August 10 @ Giants 4–2 Kuroda (5–5) Sánchez (5–10) Broxton (25) 40,522 68–45
114 August 11 @ Giants 9–1 Wolf (6–6) Martinez (2–1) 41,167 69–45
115 August 12 @ Giants 4–2 (10) Wilson (4–5) Mota (3–4) 43,300 69–46
116 August 14 @ Diamondbacks 4–1 Haren (12–7) Kershaw (8–7) Qualls (22) 31,573 69–47
117 August 15 @ Diamondbacks 4–3 (10) Qualls (2–1) Troncoso (4–2) 42,058 69–48
118 August 16 @ Diamondbacks 9–3 Wolf (7–6) Petit (2–7) 34,012 70–48
119 August 17 Cardinals 3–2 Carpenter (13–3) Haeger (0–1) Franklin (30) 49,415 70–49
120 August 18 Cardinals 7–3 Billingsley (12–6) Boggs (1–2) Broxton (26) 49,052 71–49
121 August 19 Cardinals 3–2 McClellan (4–2) Broxton (7–1) Franklin (31) 54,847 71–50
122 August 20 Cubs 7–2 Belisario (2–3) Guzmán (2–3) 48,974 72–50
123 August 21 Cubs 2–1 Wolf (8–6) Wells (9–6) Broxton (27) 51,579 73–50
124 August 22 Cubs 2–0 Haeger (1–1) Lilly (9–8) Sherrill (1) 49,297 74–50
125 August 23 Cubs 3–1 Dempster (7–7) Billingsley (12–7) Mármol (5) 49,711 74–51
126 August 25 @ Rockies 5–4 (10) Herges (1–0) McDonald (3–3) 31,472 74–52
127 August 26 @ Rockies 6–1 Wolf (9–6) Fogg (0–2) 38,350 75–52
128 August 27 @ Rockies 3–2 Padilla (1–0) de la Rosa (12–9) Broxton (28) 33,441 76–52
129 August 28 @ Reds 4–2 Bailey (4–4) Billingsley (12–8) 19,258 76–53
130 August 29 @ Reds 11–4 Weaver (6–4) Maloney (0–3) 25,744 77–53
131 August 30 @ Reds 3–2 (12) McDonald (4–3) Cordero (2–4) Broxton (29) 26,091 78–53
132 August 31 Diamondbacks 5–3 (10) Vásquez (3–2) McDonald (4–4) Gutiérrez (2) 45,211 78–54
September/October (17–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 Diamondbacks 4–3 Belisario (3–3) Rosales (1–1) Broxton (30) 45,433 79–54
134 September 2 Diamondbacks 4–1 Scherzer (9–8) Billingsley (12–9) Gutiérrez (3) 45,076 79–55
135 September 3 Diamondbacks 4–2 Garland (9–11) Buckner (2–6) Broxton (31) 45,365 80–55
136 September 4 Padres 2–0 LeBlanc (1–1) Kershaw (8–8) Bell (34) 52,965 80–56
137 September 5 Padres 7–4 Wolf (10–6) Latos (4–5) Broxton (32) 53,368 81–56
138 September 6 Padres 4–3 Stauffer (4–6) Kuroda (5–6) Bell (35) 47,528 81–57
139 September 7 @ Diamondbacks 7–2 Padilla (2–0) Scherzer (9–9) Broxton (33) 28,317 82–57
140 September 8 @ Diamondbacks 5–4 McDonald (5–4) Schlereth (0–3) Broxton (34) 22,589 83–57
141 September 9 @ Diamondbacks 4–3 Gutiérrez (4–3) Troncoso (4–3) 20,025 83–58
142 September 11 @ Giants 10–3 Kuroda (6–6) Cain (13–5) 39,212 84–58
143 September 12 @ Giants 9–1 Padilla (3–0) Sánchez (6–12) 41,710 85–58
144 September 13 @ Giants 7–2 Penny (3–0) Billingsley (12–10) 40,579 85–59
145 September 14 Pirates 6–2 Garland (10–11) McCutchen (0–2) 42,045 86–59
146 September 15 Pirates 5–4 (13) Belisario (4–3) Dumatrait (0–1) 52,562 87–59
147 September 16 Pirates 3–1 Kuroda (7–6) Hart (4–7) Broxton (35) 53,193 88–59
148 September 18 Giants 8–4 Howry (2–6) Troncoso (4–4) 53,679 88–60
149 September 19 Giants 12–1 Garland (11–11) Penny (3–1) 52,438 89–60
150 September 20 Giants 6–2 Wolf (11–6) Lincecum (14–6) 53,233 90–60
151 September 22 @ Nationals 14–2 Kuroda (8–6) Hernández (8–12) 18,518 91–60
152 September 23 @ Nationals 5–4 Rivera (1–3) McDonald (5–5) 18,635 91–61
153 September 24 @ Nationals 7–6 Troncoso (5–4) Villone (4–6) Broxton (36) 22,432 92–61
154 September 25 @ Pirates 3–1 Veal (1–0) Garland (11–12) Capps (26) 19,452 92–62
155 September 26 @ Pirates 8–4 Sherrill (1–0) Bautista (1–1) 35,605 93–62
156 September 27 @ Pirates 6–5 Capps (4–8) Broxton (7–2) 26,831 93–63
157 September 28 @ Pirates 11–1 Duke (11–15) Kuroda (8–7) 16,696 93–64
158 September 29 @ Padres 3–1 Webb (2–0) Billingsley (12–11) Bell (41) 25,318 93–65
159 September 30 @ Padres 5–0 Richard (5–2) Garland (11–13) 25,469 93–66
160 October 2 Rockies 4–3 Jiménez (15–12) Wolf (11–7) Street (35) 54,131 93–67
161 October 3 Rockies 5–0 Kuo (2–0) Morales (3–2) 54,531 94–67
162 October 4 Rockies 5–3 Padilla (4–0) Marquis (15–13) Troncoso (6) 51,396 95–67

Notable events

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Opening Day starters

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Rafael Furcal Shortstop
Orlando Hudson Second baseman
Manny Ramirez Left fielder
Andre Ethier Right fielder
Russell Martin Catcher
James Loney First baseman
Matt Kemp Center fielder
Casey Blake Third baseman
Hiroki Kuroda Starting pitcher

Roster

2009 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Postseason

Postseason Game log

2009 Postseason
National League Division Series (3–0)
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 7 Cardinals 5–3 Weaver (1–0) Carpenter (0–1) Broxton (1) 56,000 1–0
2 October 8 Cardinals 3–2 Sherrill (1–0) Franklin (0–1) 51,819 2–0
3 October 10 @ Cardinals 5–1 Padilla (1–0) Piñeiro (0–1) 47,296 3–0
National League Championship Series (1–4)
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 15 Phillies 8–6 Hamels (1–0) Kershaw (0–1) Lidge (1) 56,000 0–1
2 October 16 Phillies 2–1 Kuo (1–0) Park (0–1) Broxton (1) 56,000 1–1
3 October 18 @ Phillies 11–0 Lee (1–0) Kuroda (0–1) 45,721 1–2
4 October 19 @ Phillies 5–4 Lidge (1–0) Broxton (0–1) 46,157 1–3
5 October 21 @ Phillies 10–4 Durbin (1–0) Padilla (0–1) 46,214 1–4

National League Division Series

Main article: 2009 National League Division Series

As National League West Champions, the Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series and held home field advantage. They swept the Cardinals in three games.

Game 1

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 – 6:37 p.m. (PT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
Los Angeles 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 X 5 12 0
WP: Jeff Weaver (1–0)   LP: Chris Carpenter (0–1)   Sv: Jonathan Broxton (1)
Home runs:
STL: None
LAD: Matt Kemp (1)

Game 2

Thursday, October 8, 2009 – 3:07 p.m. (PT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0
WP: George Sherrill (1–0)   LP: Ryan Franklin (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: Matt Holliday (1)
LAD: Andre Ethier (1)

Game 3

Saturday, October 10, 2009 – 3:07 p.m. (PT) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
WP: Vicente Padilla (1–0)   LP: Joel Piñeiro (0–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Andre Ethier (2)
STL: None

National League Championship Series

Main article: 2009 National League Championship Series

The Dodgers advanced to the NLCS and faced the Philadelphia Phillies in a rematch of the 2008 National League Championship Series. However, they again lost to the Phillies in five games.

Game 1

Thursday, October 15, 2009 – 5:07 p.m. (PT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 8 8 1
Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 6 14 0
WP: Cole Hamels (1–0)   LP: Clayton Kershaw (0–1)   Sv: Brad Lidge (1)
Home runs:
PHI: Carlos Ruiz (1), Raúl Ibañez (1)
LAD: James Loney (1), Manny Ramirez (1)

Game 2

Friday, October 16, 2009 – 1:07 p.m. (PT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 2 5 0
WP: Hong-Chih Kuo (1–0)   LP: Chan Ho Park (0–1)   Sv: Jonathan Broxton (1)
Home runs:
PHI: Ryan Howard (1)
LAD: None

Game 3

Sunday, October 18, 2009 – 5:07 p.m. (PT) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Philadelphia 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 X 11 10 0
WP: Cliff Lee (1–0)   LP: Hiroki Kuroda (0–1)
Home runs:
LAD: None
PHI: Jayson Werth (1), Shane Victorino (1)

Game 4

Monday, October 19, 2009 – 5:07 p.m. (PT) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 8 0
Philadelphia 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 5 1
WP: Brad Lidge (1–0)   LP: Jonathan Broxton (0–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Matt Kemp (1)
PHI: Ryan Howard (2)

Game 5

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – 5:07 p.m. (PT) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 8 0
Philadelphia 3 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 X 10 8 0
WP: Chad Durbin (1–0)   LP: Vicente Padilla (0–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Orlando Hudson (1), Andre Ethier (1), James Loney (2)
PHI: Jayson Werth 2 (3), Pedro Feliz (1), Shane Victorino (2)

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
Rafael Furcal 150 613 92 165 28 5 9 47 230 61 89 12 .335 .375 .269
Matt Kemp 159 606 97 180 25 7 26 101 297 52 139 34 .352 .490 .297
Andre Ethier 160 596 92 162 42 3 31 106 303 72 116 6 .361 .508 .272
James Loney 158 576 73 161 25 2 13 90 230 70 68 7 .357 .399 .281
Orlando Hudson 149 551 74 156 34 6 9 62 230 62 99 8 .357 .417 .283
Russell Martin 143 505 63 126 19 0 7 53 166 69 80 11 .352 .329 .250
Casey Blake 139 485 84 136 25 6 18 79 227 63 116 3 .363 .468 .280
Juan Pierre 145 380 57 117 16 8 0 31 149 27 27 30 .365 .392 .308
Manny Ramirez 104 352 62 102 24 2 19 63 187 71 81 0 .418 .531 .290
Mark Loretta 107 181 19 42 8 0 0 25 50 20 21 1 .309 .276 .232
Juan Castro 57 112 18 31 4 0 1 9 38 6 25 0 .311 .339 .277
Brad Ausmus 36 95 9 28 4 0 1 9 35 5 21 1 .343 .368 .295
Ronnie Belliard 24 77 13 27 7 0 5 17 49 6 16 1 .398 .636 .351
Blake DeWitt 31 49 4 10 3 0 2 4 19 3 7 0 .245 .388 .204
Jamie Hoffmann 14 22 2 4 2 0 1 7 9 0 5 0 .167 .409 .182
Doug Mientkiewicz 20 18 0 6 1 0 0 3 7 1 6 0 .400 .389 .333
Jim Thome 17 17 0 4 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 0 .235 .235 .235
Xavier Paul 11 14 3 3 1 0 1 1 7 2 4 0 .313 .500 .214
Mitch Jones 8 13 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 .400 .385 .308
A. J. Ellis 8 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .100
Tony Abreu 6 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 .455 .250 .250
Chin-lung Hu 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 .333 .600 .400
Jason Repko 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .143 .000 .000

Pitching

Note: 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

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Randy Wolf 11 7 3.23 34 34 0 214.1 178 81 77 58 160
Chad Billingsley 12 11 4.03 33 32 0 196.1 173 94 88 86 179
Clayton Kershaw 8 8 2.79 31 30 0 171.0 119 55 53 91 185
Hiroki Kuroda 8 7 3.76 21 20 0 117.1 110 59 49 24 87
Ramón Troncoso 5 4 2.72 73 0 6 82.2 83 30 25 34 55
Jeff Weaver 6 4 3.65 28 7 0 79.0 87 34 32 33 64
Jonathan Broxton 7 2 2.61 73 0 36 76.0 44 24 22 29 114
Ronald Belisario 4 3 2.04 69 0 0 70.2 52 21 16 29 64
Guillermo Mota 3 4 3.44 61 0 0 65.1 53 25 25 24 39
James McDonald 5 5 4.00 45 4 0 63.0 60 34 28 34 54
Eric Stults 4 3 4.86 10 10 0 50.0 51 27 27 26 33
Vicente Padilla 4 0 3.20 8 7 0 39.1 36 15 14 12 38
Jon Garland 3 2 2.72 6 6 0 36.1 37 16 11 9 26
Hong-Chih Kuo 2 0 3.00 35 0 0 30.0 21 10 10 13 32
George Sherrill 1 0 0.65 30 0 1 27.2 19 2 2 11 22
Cory Wade 2 3 5.53 27 0 0 27.2 28 17 17 10 18
Eric Milton 2 1 3.80 5 5 0 23.2 30 12 10 6 20
Brent Leach 2 0 5.75 38 0 0 20.1 16 13 13 12 19
Scott Elbert 2 0 5.03 19 0 0 19.2 19 11 11 7 21
Charlie Haeger 1 1 3.32 6 3 0 19.0 13 7 7 7 15
Jason Schmidt 2 2 5.60 4 4 0 17.2 16 12 11 12 8
Will Ohman 1 0 5.84 21 0 1 12.1 12 8 8 8 7
Claudio Vargas 0 0 1.65 8 0 0 11.0 7 2 2 4 10
Travis Schlichting 0 0 3.38 2 0 0 2.2 1 2 1 5 2

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Awards and honors

Notable transactions

2009 minor league teams

Level Team League Manager W L Position
AAA Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League Tim Wallach 80 64 American South Division Champions[26]
Lost in 1st round of playoffs[27]
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League John Valentin 65 74 3rd place[28]
High A Inland Empire 66ers California League Carlos Subero 59 81 4th place[29]
A Great Lakes Loons Midwest League Juan Bustabad 81 59 2nd Place[30]
Clinched Playoff Spot[31]
Lost in 2nd round of playoffs[32]
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Damon Berryhill 42 34 3rd place[33]
1st Half division winner[34]
Lost in 1st Round of Playoffs[35]
Rookie Arizona League Dodgers Arizona League Jeff Carter 24 32 4th Place[36]
Rookie DSL Dodgers Dominican Summer League Pedro Mega 30 40 9th place[37]

Major League Baseball draft

Main article: 2009 Major League Baseball draft

Aaron Miller
Aaron Miller

The Dodgers selected 51 players in this draft. Of those, seven of them have played Major League Baseball. They lost their first-round pick as a result of signing free agent Orlando Hudson but gained a supplemental first-round pick and a second-round pick as a compensation for losing pitcher Derek Lowe.

The Dodgers top pick in this draft was left-handed pitcher Aaron Miller from Baylor University. In five seasons in the minors he was 20–19 with a 4.03 ERA in 82 games (65 starts). Midway through the 2013 season, the Dodgers decided to take him off the mound and turn him into a position player.[50] He hit 14 homers and drove in 60 RBI in 2014 in class-A as a designated hitter but retired after the season without making it to the Majors.[51]

They went the opposite direction with outfielder Blake Smith from University of California, Berkeley. Also in the 2013 season they decided to take Smith and make him into a relief pitcher. He was later traded, and eventually made it to the majors with the Chicago White Sox.

References

  1. ^ Hudson notches cycle for Dodgers
  2. ^ Dodgers set modern record for home start
  3. ^ Manny suspended 50 games for PED use
  4. ^ Dodgers use big outbursts to down Rox
  5. ^ Kuroda strong in return, but Dodgers fall
  6. ^ Ethier leads walk-off win again for LA
  7. ^ Brotherly love: Weavers set to match up
  8. ^ Dodgers' Weaver wins battle of brothers
  9. ^ Manny ties Mantle for 15th on homer list
  10. ^ Manny passes Mantle on home run list
  11. ^ Manny's pinch-hit homer caps sweep
  12. ^ Loss gives LA first three-game skid of '09
  13. ^ Geisler Young, LLC. "Seattle Mariners' 2001 schedule". Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  14. ^ Loretta offers relief help in Dodgers' loss
  15. ^ Manny, Kemp lead Dodgers' blowout
  16. ^ Fielder, Mota fined but not suspended
  17. ^ Kuroda released from hospital
  18. ^ Martin's slam lifts Dodgers past Cubs
  19. ^ "Hot-hitting Wolf, Dodgers one-hit Cubs". Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  20. ^ Wolf gets 100th win in characteristic outing
  21. ^ Dodgers' late rally protects West lead
  22. ^ Playoffs await after Dodgers top Bucs
  23. ^ Dodgers end drama, wrap up NL West
  24. ^ Dodgers seal West, home-field edge
  25. ^ sortable player stats
  26. ^ Isotopes lock up PCL division title
  27. ^ 'Topes Season Ends in 1-0 Loss To 'Birds
  28. ^ Chattanooga Lookouts website
  29. ^ Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino website
  30. ^ Great Lakes Loons website
  31. ^ Playoff Bound! Loons Clinch Playoff Berth with 6-0 Win Over South Bend
  32. ^ Lara 10th-Inning Home Run Ends LoonsSeason
  33. ^ Ogden Raptors website
  34. ^ Raptors clinch first-half title
  35. ^ Orem sweeps Ogden to close season
  36. ^ AZL Dodgers website
  37. ^ DSL Dodgers website
  38. ^ Record Seven Loons Named to All-Star Team
  39. ^ BASTARDO, ROBINSON AND SEXTON NAMED ALL-STARS
  40. ^ Dodgers' Baez headed to Futures Game
  41. ^ Four Lookouts Tabbed All-Stars
  42. ^ Chattanooga's Bell Named MVP in 7-0 Win
  43. ^ Charlie Haeger Selected to PCL All-Star Team
  44. ^ Gordon named MVP, top prospect
  45. ^ a b Dodgers name top Minor Leaguers
  46. ^ Clark, Liddi earn Cal League honors
  47. ^ PCL announces postseason All-Star team
  48. ^ Tim Wallach Named PCL Manager of the Year
  49. ^ Cavazos-Galvez named Pioneer MVP
  50. ^ "Dodgers move pitching prospect Miller to outfield". Mlb.mlb.com. May 23, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  51. ^ Gurnick, Ken (March 22, 2015). "Dodgers' 2009 first-round Draft pick Miller retires". dodgers.com. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  52. ^ 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft