2008 Colorado Rockies season

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
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record74–88 (.457)
Divisional place3rd
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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Offseason

  • 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 season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 8478 0.519 48–33 36–45
Arizona Diamondbacks 8280 0.506 2 48–33 34–47
Colorado Rockies 7488 0.457 10 43–38 31–50
San Francisco Giants 7290 0.444 12 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 6399 0.389 21 35–46 28–53

Record vs. opponents


Source:
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona3–52–42–415–32–74–28–102–53–33–44–310–811–73–44–26–9
Atlanta5–30–63–34–310–83–34–23–611–74–142–55–12–52–56–128–7
Chicago4–26–08–75–14–38–95–29–74–23–414–45–24–39–63–36–9
Cincinnati4–23–37–81–56–23–121–710–83–43–56–94–35–15–104–39–6
Colorado3–153–41–55–15–33–38–104–33–60–55–29–911–73–44–37–8
Florida7–28–103–42–63–54–23–45–18–1010–83–24–23–32–514–35–10
Houston2–43–39–812–33–32–44–37–85–23–48–83–37–17–84–27–11
Los Angeles10–82–42–57–110–84–33–44–23–44–45–211–79–92–43–35–10
Milwaukee5–26–37–98–103–41–58–72–42–41–514–14–36–010–56–27–8
New York3–37–112–44–36–310–82–54–34–211–74–32–55–14–312–69–6
Philadelphia4–314–44–35–35–08–104–34–45–17–114–24–23–35–412–64–11
Pittsburgh3–45–24–149–62–52–38–82–51–143–42–43–44–210–73–46–9
San Diego8–101–52–53–49–92–43–37–113–45–22–44–35–131–65–13–15
San Francisco7–115–23–41–57–113–31–79–90–61–53–32–413–54–37–06–12
St. Louis4–35–26–910–54–35–28–74–25–103–44–57–106–13–45–17–8
Washington2–412–63–33–43–43–142–43–32–66–126–124–31–50–71–58–10

Transactions

  • 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 debuts

  • 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 log

2008 Game Log
March
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
March 31@ CardinalsPostponed (rain) Rescheduled for April 1
April
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1April 1@ Cardinals21Buchholz (10)Franklin (01)Corpas (1)45,99610
2April 2@ Cardinals83Wellemeyer (10)Cook (01)39,91511
3April 3@ Cardinals30Thompson (10)Jiménez (01)Isringhausen (1)33,74812
4April 4Diamondbacks81Owings (10)Redman (01)49,23313
5April 5Diamondbacks72Webb (20)Francis (01)43,12414
6April 6Diamondbacks52 (10)Lyon (11)Bowie (01)Qualls (1)42,86515
7April 7Braves21Herges (10)Boyer (02)Corpas (2)24,30425
8April 8Braves43Jiménez (11)Jurrjens (11)Corpas (3)24,64035
9April 9Braves126Redman (11)James (01)23,21045
April 10BravesPostponed (snow) Rescheduled for June 16
10April 11@ Diamondbacks82Webb (30)Francis (02)31,73246
11April 12@ Diamondbacks103Haren (20)Morales (01)29,25647
12April 13@ Diamondbacks135Cook (11)González (01)31,32157
13April 15@ Padres60Wolf (10)Jiménez (12)24,43958
14April 16@ Padres102Redman (21)Germano (01)21,73068
15April 17@ Padres21 (22)Wells (10)Rusch (01)25,98478
16April 18@ Astros115Morales (11)Sampson (02)34,27288
17April 19@ Astros32Cook (21)Villarreal (03)Corpas (4)34,54098
18April 20@ Astros64Wright (20)Fuentes (01)Valverde (2)35,28699
19April 21Phillies95Seánez (21)Buchholz (11)24,886910
20April 22Phillies86Madson (10)Corpas (01)Lidge (4)26,665911
21April 23Cubs76 (10)Wood (20)Wells (11)Mármol (2)36,864912
22April 24Cubs42Cook (31)Hart (21)Fuentes (1)32,7911012
23April 25@ Dodgers87 (13)Park (10)Buchholz (12)53,2051013
24April 26@ Dodgers113Penny (42)Redman (22)50,4691014
25April 27@ Dodgers32 (10)Beimel (10)Corpas (02)50,6701015
26April 28@ Giants40Cain (12)Morales (12)30,1531016
27April 29@ Giants32Cook (41)Lincecum (41)Fuentes (2)32,1761116
28April 30@ Giants32Valdéz (10)Speier (01)Wilson (9)30,5091117
May
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
29May 2Dodgers116Penny (52)Francis (03)30,2911118
30May 3Dodgers127Kuo (11)de la Rosa (01)38,5971119
31May 4Dodgers72Cook (51)Lowe (22)Buchholz (1)43,7261219
32May 5Cardinals65Flores (10)Fuentes (02)Isringhausen (11)28,1831220
33May 6Cardinals65Looper (51)Redman (23)Franklin (1)25,4601221
34May 7Cardinals43Speier (11)Isringhausen (13)Fuentes (3)25,4321321
35May 8Cardinals93de la Rosa (11)Lohse (32)25,3761421
36May 9@ Padres42Cook (61)Peavy (42)Fuentes (4)31,0571521
37May 10@ Padres32Maddux (33)Jiménez (13)Hoffman (6)34,1171522
38May 11@ Padres61Young (33)Reynolds (01)28,6241523
39May 13@ Diamondbacks84Johnson (31)Francis (04)27,2921524
40May 14@ Diamondbacks43Owings (51)de la Rosa (12)Lyon (11)23,1271525
41May 15@ Diamondbacks85Webb (90)Cook (62)Lyon (12)21,4471526
42May 16Twins42Blackburn (42)Jiménez (14)Nathan (13)35,3361527
43May 17Twins32Herges (20)Hernández (62)Fuentes (5)43,1491627
44May 18Twins62Francis (14)Slowey (04)40,3261727
45May 19Giants43Grilli (10)Chulk (03)Fuentes (6)28,3621827
46May 20Giants65Lincecum (61)Cook (63)Wilson (13)28,3611828
47May 21Giants32 (10)Walker (22)Herges (21)Wilson (14)27,0811829
48May 23Mets65 (13)Buchholz (22)Heilman (01)33,3411929
49May 24Mets92Vargas (12)Francis (15)38,1421930
50May 25Mets41Cook (73)Maine (54)42,1232030
51May 26@ Phillies205Moyer (53)de la Rosa (13)44,7642031
52May 27@ Phillies74Kendrick (42)Jiménez (15)34,7162032
53May 28@ Phillies61Eaton (13)Reynolds (02)39,8452033
54May 29@ Cubs84Wuertz (11)Herges (22)39,8512034
55May 30@ Cubs109Eyre (20)Corpas (03)Wood (13)39,6862035
56May 31@ Cubs54Dempster (72)Rusch (13)Mármol (3)41,5292036
June
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
57June 1@ Cubs53Gallagher (31)Jiménez (16)Wood (14)41,7302037
58June 2@ Dodgers82Lowe (35)Reynolds (03)39,0982038
59June 3@ Dodgers30Francis (25)Penny (57)Fuentes (7)38,5482138
60June 4@ Dodgers21Cook (83)Kershaw (01)Fuentes (8)36,3932238
61June 6Brewers64Corpas (13)Mota (24)Fuentes (9)30,5582338
62June 7Brewers72Reynolds (13)Bush (26)37,2832438
63June 8Brewers32Suppan (44)Francis (26)Torres (7)32,2562439
64June 10Giants105Cook (93)Misch (03)28,3592539
65June 11Giants10Fuentes (12)Yabu (23)26,2352639
66June 12Giants107Sánchez (63)Reynolds (14)Wilson (19)30,3762640
67June 13@ White Sox54Thornton (31)Herges (23)Jenks (16)30,1432641
68June 14@ White Sox20Grilli (20)Dotel (34)Fuentes (10)35,6632741
69June 15@ White Sox53Cook (103)Contreras (65)Fuentes (11)32,0042841
70June 16Braves71Jurrjens (73)Jiménez (17)25,1202842
71June 17Indians102Reynolds (24)Byrd (37)28,1462942
72June 18Indians42Francis (36)Laffey (44)Fuentes (12)28,3393042
73June 19Indians63de la Rosa (23)Sowers (02)Fuentes (13)33,1743142
74June 20Mets72Maine (75)Cook (104)30,4113143
75June 21Mets71Jiménez (27)Martínez (21)35,6373243
76June 22Mets31Pelfrey (46)Reynolds (25)Wagner (17)45,0193244
77June 23@ Royals84Bannister (76)Francis (37)12,2603245
78June 24@ Royals73Greinke (74)de la Rosa (24)19,1693246
79June 25@ Royals42Hochevar (55)Cook (105)Soria (21)16,6153247
80June 27@ Tigers71Bonine (20)Jiménez (28)40,8423248
81June 28@ Tigers76Dolsi (12)Fuentes (13)42,7293249
82June 29@ Tigers43Rogers (65)Reynolds (26)Jones (15)41,3053250
83June 30Padres158Bell (63)Fuentes (14)43,2483251
July
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
84July 1Padres40Cook (115)Banks (23)26,2213351
85July 2Padres81Jiménez (38)Wolf (58)28,3773451
86July 3Marlins65 (11)Herges (33)Gregg (63)48,0843551
87July 4Marlins1817Buchholz (32)Gregg (64)48,6913651
88July 5Marlins126de la Rosa (34)Tucker (23)35,1373751
89July 6Marlins105Volstad (10)Cook (116)27,1683752
90July 7@ Brewers43Jiménez (48)McClung (54)Fuentes (14)35,1613852
91July 8@ Brewers73Sabathia (78)Redman (24)42,5333853
92July 9@ Brewers83Rusch (23)Sheets (103)37,0923953
93July 10@ Brewers111Bush (58)de la Rosa (35)43,3893954
94July 11@ Mets21Feliciano (22)Buchholz (33)Wagner (21)49,0163955
95July 12@ Mets30Muñiz (11)Jiménez (49)Wagner (22)54,1373956
96July 13@ Mets70Pelfrey (86)Redman (25)51,2933957
97July 17Pirates53Jiménez (59)Maholm (66)Fuentes (15)30,5844057
98July 18Pirates52Rusch (33)Snell (38)Fuentes (16)37,1144157
99July 19Pirates71de la Rosa (45)Herrera (01)44,5654257
100July 20Pirates113Cook (126)Duke (47)30,4884357
101July 21Dodgers1610Falkenborg (22)Wells (12)38,2914358
102July 22Dodgers101Jiménez (69)Kershaw (03)41,5674458
103July 23Dodgers53Rusch (43)Kuroda (57)Fuentes (17)36,3054558
104July 25@ Reds72Cook (136)Vólquez (124)27,5014658
105July 26@ Reds51de la Rosa (55)Bailey (04)33,9814758
106July 27@ Reds110Jiménez (79)Fogg (23)28,2464858
107July 28@ Pirates84Snell (48)Grilli (21)15,3034859
108July 29@ Pirates64Davis (10)Herges (34)Yates (1)17,5074860
109July 30@ Pirates74Cook (146)Duke (49)Fuentes (18)16,5874960
110July 31@ Marlins122Sánchez (10)de la Rosa (56)13,6344961
August
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
111August 1@ Marlins52Jiménez (89)Volstad (22)Fuentes (19)16,5555061
112August 2@ Marlins53Nolasco (116)De Los Santos (01)Gregg (24)22,3245062
113August 3@ Marlins32Buchholz (43)Nelson (21)Fuentes (20)14,3105162
114August 4Nationals94Redding (86)Cook (147)33,1435163
115August 5Nationals82Corpas (23)Ayala (17)27,4835263
August 6NationalsPostponed (rain) Rescheduled for August 7
116August 7Nationals63Bergmann (28)Francis (38)Hanrahan (2)5264
117August 7Nationals63Pérez (58)Jiménez (810)Hanrahan (3)30,4485265
118August 8Padres63Rusch (53)Peavy (88)Fuentes (21)33,1475365
119August 9Padres83Maddux (68)Cook (148)Hoffman (25)41,6405366
120August 10Padres167Hampson (11)Hernández (109)45,6605367
121August 12Diamondbacks42Johnson (108)Jiménez (811)Lyon (25)31,2185368
122August 13Diamondbacks65Buchholz (53)Rauch (43)Fuentes (22)30,2475468
123August 14Diamondbacks62Haren (136)Rusch (54)27,5755469
124August 15@ Nationals43de la Rosa (66)Redding (88)Fuentes (23)27,9655569
125August 16@ Nationals136Hernández (119)Lannan (612)28,9095669
126August 17@ Nationals72Cook (158)Pérez (59)31,4675769
127August 19@ Dodgers83Jiménez (911)Kuroda (79)46,6875869
128August 20@ Dodgers43Buchholz (63)Broxton (35)Fuentes (24)48,1835969
129August 21@ Dodgers31Lowe (1010)de la Rosa (67)Broxton (10)44,8855970
130August 22Reds85Harang (413)Hernández (1110)Cordero (25)30,3375971
131August 23Reds76Vizcaíno (10)Lincoln (14)Fuentes (25)42,2826071
132August 24Reds43 (12)Speier (21)Lincoln (15)31,1736171
133August 25@ Giants42Francis (48)Cain (810)Fuentes (26)31,1326271
134August 26@ Giants72de la Rosa (77)Palmer (02)Grilli (1)32,6956371
135August 27@ Giants41Lincecum (153)Hernández (1111)Wilson (36)31,6276372
136August 29@ Padres94Cook (168)Hayhurst (01)25,2746472
137August 30@ Padres94Geer (10)Jiménez (912)30,2406473
138August 31@ Padres21Hoffman (36)Buchholz (64)26,3956474
September
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
139September 1Giants40de la Rosa (87)Sánchez (810)31,3886574
140September 2Giants65 (12)Grilli (31)Yabu (36)23,7106674
141September 3Giants92Zito (916)Cook (169)23,4816675
142September 5Astros53Jiménez (1012)Moehler (106)Fuentes (27)26,1636775
143September 6Astros20Oswalt (149)Francis (49)32,3526776
144September 7Astros75Brocail (75)Buchholz (65)Valverde (40)30,5096777
145September 9@ Braves54 (10)Tavárez (12)Buchholz (66)21,8216778
146September 10@ Braves95Bennett (36)Vizcaíno (11)19,6936779
147September 11@ Braves84Jurrjens (139)Rusch (55)20,0396780
148September 12Dodgers72Billingsley (1510)Francis (410)30,1476781
149September 13Dodgers51Kershaw (45)de la Rosa (88)40,2916782
150September 14Dodgers10 (10)Corpas (33)Kuo (53)28,9106882
151September 15Padres115LeBlanc (11)Reynolds (27)25,2966883
152September 16Padres103Jiménez (1112)Estes (23)25,5076983
153September 17Padres10Hernández (1211)Geer (21)Fuentes (28)25,1557083
154September 19Diamondbacks32de la Rosa (98)Scherzer (03)Fuentes (29)43,1377183
155September 20Diamondbacks53Peña (32)Fuentes (15)Qualls (6)38,2837184
156September 21Diamondbacks134Haren (168)Reynolds (28)32,9157185
157September 23@ Giants94Jiménez (1212)Lincecum (175)33,9227285
158September 24@ Giants156Hernández (1311)Sánchez (912)31,9427385
159September 25@ Giants31de la Rosa (108)Zito (1017)Fuentes (30)31,8577485
160September 26@ Diamondbacks64Cruz (40)Grilli (32)Qualls (8)34,5907486
161September 27@ Diamondbacks64Lyon (35)Corpas (34)Qualls (9)33,2347487
162September 28@ Diamondbacks21Johnson (1110)Vizcaíno (12)35,9087488

Roster

2008 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

  • 36 Bob Apodaca (pitching)
  • 58 Alan Cockrell (hitting)
  •  7 Mike Gallego (third base)
  • 30 Glenallen Hill (first base)
  • 53 Rick Mathews (bullpen)
  •  9 Jamie Quirk (bench)
  • 59 Mark Strittmatter (bullpen catcher)

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Starters by position

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 batters

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 Baker10429980.2681248
Ian Stewart8126669.2591041
Yorvit Torrealba7023658.246631
Ryan Spilborghs8923373.313636
Omar Quintanilla8121050.238215
Scott Podsednik9316241.253115
Seth Smith6710828.259415
Jonathan Herrera286114.23003
Jayson Nix22567.12502
Joe Koshansky18388.21138
Dexter Fowler13264.15400
Cory Sullivan18235.21704
Adam Melhuse7101.10001
Doug Bernier240.00000
Edwin Bellorin331.33300

Starting pitchers

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 Cook32211.11693.9696
Ubaldo Jiménez34198.212123.99172
Jeff Francis24143.24105.0194
Jorge De La Rosa28130.01084.92128
Greg Reynolds1462.0288.1322
Mark Redman1045.1257.5420
Liván Hernández840.1338.0313
Franklin Morales525.1126.399
Valerio De Los Santos28.0015.6310

Other pitchers

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 Rusch2364.0434.7843
Jason Hirsh48.2008.316

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brian Fuentes6715302.7382
Manuel Corpas763444.5250
Taylor Buchholz636612.1756
Matt Herges583405.0446
Jason Grilli513212.9359
Ryan Speier432104.0633
Luis Vizcaíno431205.2849
Kip Wells151205.2722
Alberto Arias120002.635
Steven Register100009.008
Micah Bowie100109.005
Josh Newman80009.356
Cedrick Bowers500013.505
José Capellán10004.502
Juan Morillo10000.000

Notes

  • 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 system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Tom Runnells
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Stu Cole
A Modesto Nuts California League Jerry Weinstein
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Joe Mikulik
A-Short Season Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Fred Ocasio
Rookie Casper Ghosts Pioneer League Tony Diaz

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References

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