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The Colorado Rockies' 2008 season was the team's 16th season overall. The Rockies attempted to repeat their previous season's success after making it to the World Series; however, they ended up finishing third place in the National League West with a record of 74-88. The Rockies drew 2,650,218 fans for the season, their highest total since 2002. The average home attendance was 33,127 fans.

2008 Colorado Rockies
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Other information
Owner(s)Charles & Dick Monfort
General manager(s)Dan O'Dowd
Manager(s)Clint Hurdle
Local televisionFSN Rocky Mountain
KTVD (My20)
Local radioKOA
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OffseasonEdit

  • December 7, 2007: Jamey Carroll was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Sean Smith (minors) (April 24, 2008) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[1]
  • December 13, 2007: Kip Wells and Luis Vizcaíno were signed as free agents by the Colorado Rockies.[2][3]
  • February 17, 2008: Scott Podsednik was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • March 26, 2008: Ramón Ramírez was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Jorge de la Rosa (April 30, 2008) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[5]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. 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


TransactionsEdit

  • April 30, 2008: Jason Grilli was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Colorado Rockies for Zach Simons (minors).[6]
  • May 16, 2008: Glendon Rusch was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[7]
  • August 6, 2008: Liván Hernández was selected off waivers by the Colorado Rockies from the Minnesota Twins.[8]
  • August 14, 2008: Kip Wells was released by the Colorado Rockies.[2]

Major League debutsEdit

  • Batters:
    • Jayson Nix (Apr 1)
    • Jonathan Herrera (Apr 30)
    • Doug Bernier (Jun 17)
    • Dexter Fowler (Sep 2)
  • Pitchers:
    • Greg Reynolds (May 11)
    • Cedrick Bowers (Jul 2)
    • Steven Register (Aug 4) [9]

Game logEdit

2008 Game Log

RosterEdit

2008 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Chris Iannetta 104 333 88 .264 18 65
1B Todd Helton 83 299 79 .264 7 29
2B Clint Barmes 107 393 114 .290 11 44
SS Troy Tulowitzki 101 377 99 .263 8 46
3B Garrett Atkins 155 611 175 .286 21 99
LF Matt Holliday 139 539 173 .321 25 88
CF Willy Taveras 133 479 120 .251 1 26
RF Brad Hawpe 138 488 138 .283 25 85

Other battersEdit

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 Baker 104 299 80 .268 12 48
Ian Stewart 81 266 69 .259 10 41
Yorvit Torrealba 70 236 58 .246 6 31
Ryan Spilborghs 89 233 73 .313 6 36
Omar Quintanilla 81 210 50 .238 2 15
Scott Podsednik 93 162 41 .253 1 15
Seth Smith 67 108 28 .259 4 15

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Aaron Cook 32 211.1 16 9 3.96 96
Ubaldo Jiménez 34 198.2 12 12 3.99 172
Jeff Francis 24 143.2 4 10 5.01 94
Jorge De La Rosa 28 130.0 10 8 4.92 128
Greg Reynolds 14 62.0 2 8 8.13 22

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Glendon Rusch 23 64.0 4 3 4.78 43
Ryan Speier 43 51.0 2 1 4.06 33
Luis Vizcaíno 43 46.0 1 2 5.28 49
Mark Redman 10 45.1 2 5 7.54 20
Liván Hernández 8 40.1 3 3 8.03 13

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Manuel Corpas 76 3 4 4 4.52 50
Brian Fuentes 67 1 5 30 2.73 82
Taylor Buchholz 63 6 6 1 2.17 56
Matt Herges 58 3 4 0 5.04 46
Jason Grilli 51 3 2 1 2.93 59

NotesEdit

  • On April 17, 2008, Colorado beat the San Diego Padres, 2-1, in a 22-inning road game that spanned 6 hours and 16 minutes.[10][11] It was the longest game in Rockies history, in terms of both total innings and total length of time.[10] 659 total pitches were thrown in the game by 15 different pitchers (eight Rockies pitchers and seven Padres pitchers).[11] The 22-inning affair was the longest since August 31, 1993, when the Minnesota Twins, at home, defeated the Cleveland Indians, 5-4, in 22 innings.[10][12]
  • On July 1, 2008, the Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres, 4-0, in the shortest nine-inning game in Coors Field history – one hour and 58 minutes.[13]
  • On July 4, 2008, Colorado defeated the Florida Marlins, 18-17, after at one point being down, 13-4. The nine-run deficit that the Rockies overcame made it the largest comeback win in team history.[14]
  • On September 14, 2008, the Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers played a game that went scoreless into the bottom of the 10th inning at Coors Field. It was the longest scoreless stretch in Coors Field history.[15] The Rockies eventually won the game, 1-0, as they scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Farm systemEdit

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