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2008 Atlanta Braves season

The 2008 Atlanta Braves season was the 43rd in Atlanta and the 138th overall. The Braves attempted to reclaim a postseason berth for the first time since 2005. They were once again skippered by Bobby Cox, now in his 19th season (of his second stint) managing Atlanta. As a result of John Schuerholz taking the position of team president, the Braves entered the offseason with Frank Wren as their general manager.

2008 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 72–90 (.444)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Liberty Media
John Malone
General manager(s) Frank Wren
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television SportsSouth
FSN South
WPCH-TV (Peachtree TV)
Skip Caray through August 2, Pete Van Wieren, Chip Caray, Joe Simpson, Jon Sciambi, John Smoltz,
Local radio 94.9 FM WUBL
640 AM WGST
Skip Caray through August 2, Pete Van Wieren, Chip Caray, Joe Simpson, Mark Lemke
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The team wore a patch on the right sleeve "BEACH" in honor of former Braves player and bench coach Jim Beauchamp, who had died after the previous season ended. [1]

2008 saw the departure of two of the team's longtime radio and television announcers. Skip Caray died on August 3, while Pete van Wieren announced his retirement on October 21. Both men had been broadcasting for the team since 1976.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

JanuaryEdit

MarchEdit

MayEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League EastEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 0.568 48–33 44–37
New York Mets 89 73 0.549 3 48–33 41–40
Florida Marlins 84 77 0.522 45–36 39–41
Atlanta Braves 72 90 0.444 20 43–38 29–52
Washington Nationals 59 102 0.366 32½ 34–46 25–56


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2008 National League Records

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


RosterEdit

2008 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

Legend
Braves Win Braves Loss Game Postponed
2008 Regular Season Game Log

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Note: 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

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Jeff Francoeur 155 599 70 143 33 3 11 71 .239 0
Kelly Johnson 150 547 86 157 39 6 11 71 .239 11
Brian McCann 145 509 68 153 42 1 23 87 .301 5
Gregor Blanco 144 430 52 108 14 4 1 38 .251 13
Yunel Escobar 136 514 71 148 24 2 10 60 .288 2
Chipper Jones 128 439 82 160 24 1 22 75 .364 4
Greg Norton 111 171 27 42 10 0 7 31 .246 0
Mark Teixeira 103 381 63 108 27 0 20 78 .283 0
Omar Infante 96 317 45 93 24 3 3 40 .293 0
Mark Kotsay 88 318 39 92 17 3 6 37 .289 2
Rubén Gotay 88 102 10 24 5 0 2 8 .235 1
Will Ohman 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Martin Prado 78 228 36 73 18 4 2 33 .320 3
Blaine Boyer 72 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jeff Bennett 68 9 0 2 1 0 0 1 .222 0
Buddy Carlyle 45 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 .222 0
Casey Kotchman 43 152 18 36 4 1 2 20 .237 0
Matt Diaz 43 135 9 33 2 0 2 14 .244 4
Manny Acosta 43 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Brandon Jones 41 116 16 31 10 1 1 17 .267 1
Josh Anderson 40 136 21 40 7 1 3 12 .294 10
Royce Ring 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jorge Campillo 38 45 4 8 1 0 0 2 .178 0
Julián Tavárez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jair Jurrjens 36 58 7 6 0 1 0 0 .103 0
Mike Gonzalez 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Corky Miller 31 60 4 5 0 0 1 5 .083 0
Brent Lillibridge 29 80 9 16 6 1 1 8 .200 2
Clint Sammons 23 54 2 8 0 0 1 4 .148 0
Vladimir Nunez 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jo-Jo Reyes 22 30 2 4 2 0 0 2 .133 0
Tim Hudson 21 41 2 6 1 0 0 2 .146 0
Chris Resop 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Charlie Morton 14 17 0 1 1 0 0 0 .059 0
Brayan Peña 14 14 3 4 1 0 0 0 .286 0
Tom Glavine 14 19 2 2 0 0 0 1 .105 0
Rafael Soriano 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Mike Hampton 13 24 3 5 2 0 0 4 .208 0
Jorge Julio 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jeff Ridgway 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Peter Moylan 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Chuck James 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
James Parr 6 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 .250 0
Phil Stockman 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
John Smoltz 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Elmer Dessens 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jason Perry 4 17 0 2 0 1 0 1 .118 0
Matt DeSalvo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Francisley Bueno 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Totals 162 5604 753 1514 316 33 130 721 .270 58

PitchingEdit

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 R ER BB K
Manny Acosta 3 5 3.57 46 0 3 53.0 25 21 26 31
Jeff Bennett 3 7 3.70 72 4 3 97.1 44 40 47 68
Blaine Boyer 2 6 5.88 76 0 1 72.0 51 47 25 67
Jorge Campillo 8 7 3.91 39 25 0 158.2 74 69 38 107
Buddy Carlyle 2 0 3.59 45 0 0 62.2 26 25 26 59
Tom Glavine 2 4 5.54 13 13 0 63.1 40 39 37 37
Mike Gonzalez 0 3 4.28 36 0 14 33.2 21 16 14 44
Mike Hampton 3 4 4.85 13 13 0 78.0 45 42 28 38
Tim Hudson 11 7 3.17 23 22 0 142.0 53 50 40 85
Chuck James 2 5 9.10 7 7 0 29.2 30 30 20 22
Jair Jurrjens 13 10 3.68 23 23 0 144.1 87 77 51 139
Charlie Morton 4 8 6.15 16 15 0 74.2 56 51 41 48
Peter Moylan 0 1 1.59 7 0 1 5.2 1 1 1 5
Vladimir Núñez 1 2 3.86 23 0 0 32.2 14 14 19 24
Will Ohman 4 1 3.68 83 0 1 58.2 27 24 22 53
Chris Resop 0 1 5.89 16 0 0 18.1 12 12 10 13
Jo-Jo Reyes 3 11 5.81 23 22 0 113.0 77 73 52 78
James Parr 1 0 4.84 5 5 0 22.1 13 12 9 14
Jeff Ridgway 1 0 3.72 10 0 0 9.2 4 4 1 8
Royce Ring 2 1 8.46 42 0 0 22.1 25 21 10 16
John Smoltz 3 2 2.57 6 5 0 28.0 8 8 8 36
Rafael Soriano 0 1 2.57 14 0 3 14.0 5 4 9 16
Phil Stockman 0 0 0.00 6 0 0 7.1 0 0 4 9
Julián Tavárez 1 4 4.71 43 0 0 42.0 30 22 19 45
Totals 72 90 4.47 118 162 26 1048.2 519 714 586 1076

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit