2008 Milwaukee Brewers season

The 2008 Milwaukee Brewers season opened with optimism as the team attempted to build on the success of the 2007 season – their first winning season since 1992.

2008 Milwaukee Brewers
National League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90–72 (.556)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Mark Attanasio
General manager(s)Doug Melvin
Manager(s)Ned Yost
Dale Sveum
Local televisionWMLW-CA
FSN Wisconsin
(Brian Anderson, Bill Schroeder)
Local radio620 WTMJ
(Bob Uecker, Jim Powell)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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With 12 games remaining in the regular season, manager Ned Yost was fired and replaced with bench coach Dale Sveum. Under Sveum, the team completed the regular season 7-5, finishing second place in the National League Central with a record of 90-72 and winning the NL Wild Card. With the Wild Card berth, the team clinched its first playoff berth in 26 years. The season was highlighted by the midseason trade for ace pitcher CC Sabathia, who posted a 1.65 ERA in 130.2 innings pitched and won all but two starts.

In the NLDS, the Brewers were defeated 3-1 by the Philadelphia Phillies, who went on to win the World Series.

Regular season

The Brewers played 20 extra inning games, the most of any MLB team in 2008.[1]

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 9764 0.602 55–26 42–38
Milwaukee Brewers 9072 0.556 49–32 41–40
Houston Astros 8675 0.534 11 47–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 8676 0.531 11½ 46–35 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 7488 0.457 23½ 43–38 31–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 6795 0.414 30½ 39–42 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

Roster

2008 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 10 Vinny Rottino
  • 50 Ángel Salomé
Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Note: Team leaders in batting and pitching are in bold.

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
CJason Kendall151516127.246249
1BPrince Fielder159588162.27634102
2BRickie Weeks129475111.2341446
SSJ.J. Hardy146569161.2832474
3BBill Hall12840491.2251555
LFRyan Braun151611174.28537106
CFMike Cameron120444108.2432570
RFCorey Hart157612164.2682091

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
Craig Counsell11024856.226114
Gabe Kapler9622969.301838
Russell Branyan5013233.2501220
Ray Durham4110730.280313
Joe Dillon567516.21316
Mike Rivera216219.306114
Gabe Gross16439.20902
Tony Gwynn Jr.29428.19001
Hernán Iribarren12142.14301
Laynce Nix10121.08300
Mike Lamb11113.27300
Brad Nelson972.28600
Alcides Escobar942.50000
Ángel Salomé330.00000
Mat Gamel221.50000
Vinny Rottino110.00000

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
Ben Sheets31198.11393.09158
Dave Bush31185.09104.18109
Jeff Suppan31177.210104.9690
Manny Parra32166.01084.39147
C.C. Sabathia17130.21121.65128
Yovani Gallardo424.0001.8820

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
Carlos Villanueva47108.1474.0793
Seth McClung37105.1664.0287

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
Salomón Torres7175283.4951
Brian Shouse695122.8133
Guillermo Mota585614.1150
Éric Gagné5043105.4438
David Riske451225.3127
Mitch Stetter303103.2031
Mark DiFelice151002.8420
Tim Dillard130004.405
Todd Coffey91000.007
Derrick Turnbow801115.635
Julián Tavárez70108.5910
Zach Jackson20004.911

Game log

2008 Game Log
March
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1March 31@ Cubs4 – 3 (10)Gagné (1-0)Howry (0-1)Riske (1)41,0891-0
April
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
2April 2@ Cubs8 – 2Suppan (1-0)Lilly (0-1)39,4682-0
3April 3@ Cubs6 – 3Dempster (1-0)Bush (0-1)Wood (1)37,9732-1
4April 4Giants13 – 4Villanueva (1-0)Sánchez (0-1)Torres (1)45,2123-1
5April 5Giants5 – 4Parra (1-0)Correia (0-1)Gagné (1)30,5744-1
6April 6Giants7 – 0Sheets (1-0)Zito (0-1)44,0145-1
7April 8Reds3 – 2 (10)Torres (1-0)Weathers (0-1)27,7176-1
8April 9Reds12 – 4Fogg (1-1)Bush (0-2)31,3136-2
9April 10Reds4 – 1Harang (1-1)Villanueva (1-1)Cordero (2)25,0236-3
10April 11@ Mets4 – 2Figueroa (1-0)Parra (1-1)Wagner (1)46,2146-4
11April 12@ Mets5 – 3Sheets (2-0)Santana (1-2)Gagné (2)54,7017-4
12April 13@ Mets9 – 7Torres (2-0)Sosa (1-1)Gagné (3)52,7948-4
13April 15@ Cardinals6 – 1Looper (3-0)Bush (0-3)39,4388-5
14April 16@ Cardinals5 – 4Wainwright (2-1)Villanueva (1-2)Isringhausen (6)40,7128-6
15April 17@ Cardinals5 – 3 (10)Shouse (1-0)Thompson (1-1)Gagné (4)36,8509-6
16April 18@ Reds5 – 2Sheets (3-0)Arroyo (0-2)Gagné (5)32,62910-6
17April 19@ Reds5 – 3 (10)Mota (1-0)Weathers (0-2)Gagné (6)26,41011-6
18April 20@ Reds4 – 3 (10)Burton (1-1)Gagné (1-1)26,90211-7
19April 21Cardinals4 – 3Franklin (1-1)Turnbow(0-1)Isringhausen (7)31,24011-8
20April 22Cardinals9 – 8 (12)McClung(1-0)Isringhausen (1-1)23,47812-8
21April 23Phillies5 – 4Stetter (1-0)Hamels (2-3)Turnbow (1)30,54813-8
22April 24Phillies3 – 1Gordon (1-2)Riske(0-1)Lidge (5)23,90513-9
23April 25Marlins3 – 0Gregg (3-0)Mota (1-1)40,08813-10
24April 26Marlins4 – 3Torres (3-0)Pinto (1-1)Gagné (7)44,16914-10
25April 27Marlins3 – 2Lindstrom (1-0)McClung (1-1)Gregg (4)41,65614-11
26April 29@ Cubs10 – 7Sheets (4-0)Marquis (1-1)Gagné (8)39,54315-11
27April 30@ Cubs19 – 5Dempster (4-0)Suppan (1-1)39,90815-12
May
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
28May 1@ Cubs4 – 3Shouse (2-0)Wood (2-1)Gagné (9)40, 84916-12
29May 2@ Astros7 – 4Oswalt (3-3)Villanueva (1-3)Valverde (6)39,71516-13
30May 3@ Astros6 – 2Backe (2-3)Parra (1-2)35,00216-14
31May 4@ Astros8 – 6Byrdak (1-0)Stetter (1-1)38,30116-15
32May 6@ Marlins3 – 0Olsen (3-0)Suppan (1-2)Gregg (6)10,11316-16
33May 7@ Marlins6 – 2Badenhop (1-2)Bush (0-4)10,40516-17
34May 8@ Marlins7 – 2Kensing (1-0)Villanueva (1-4)12,32116-18
35May 9Cardinals4 – 3Shouse (3-0)Isringhausen (1-4)42,70517-18
36May 10Cardinals5 – 3Springer (1-0)Gagné (1-2)Franklin (2)43,38217-19
37May 11Cardinals5 – 3Suppan (2-2)Looper (5-2)Shouse (1)41,19718-19
38May 12Cardinals8 – 3Bush (1-4)Wainwright (3-2)Mota (1)25,75719-19
39May 13Dodgers5 – 3Villanueva (2-4)Penny (5-4)Gagné (10)26,46520-19
40May 14Dodgers6 – 4Broxton (2-1)Mota (1-2)Saito (6)27,56220-20
41May 15Dodgers7 – 2Billingsley (3-5)Sheets (4-1)30,44420-21
42May 17@ Red Sox5 – 3Matsuzaka (7-0)Suppan (2-3)37,40920-22
43May 17@ Red Sox7 – 6Hansen (1-2)Torres (3-1)Timlin (1)37,84720-23
44May 18@ Red Sox11 – 7Beckett (5-3)Villanueva (2-5)37, 20420-24
45May 20@ Pirates7 – 2Parra (2-2)Maholm (2-5)11,76121-24
46May 21@ Pirates4 – 1Sheets (5-1)Snell (2-3)8,80522-24
47May 22@ Pirates8 – 4Gorzelanny (4-4)Bush (1-5)12,88722-25
48May 23@ Nationals5 – 1Sanches (1-0)Suppan (2-4)28,00722-26
49May 24@ Nationals5 – 2McClung (2-1)Lannan (4-5)Torres (2)30,02923-26
50May 25@ Nationals7 – 6Rauch (3-1)Mota (1-3)35,56723-27
51May 26@ Nationals4 – 3Villanueva (3-5)Rivera (3-2)Torres (3)28,55224-27
52May 27Braves3 – 2Torres (4-1)Bennett (0-3)28,87225-27
53May 28Braves1 – 0Suppan (3-4)Reyes (2-3)Torres (4)31,61226-27
54May 29Braves8 – 1Campillo (2-0)McClung (2-2)33,33426-28
55May 30Astros5 – 1Parra (3-2)Backe 4-632,03927-28
56May 31Astros4 – 1Sheets (6-1)Moehler (2-2)Torres (5)42,91328-28
June
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
57June 1Astros10 – 1Bush (2-5)Chacón (2-1)44,61329-28
58June 2D-backs4 – 3Mota (2-3)Slaten (0-2)Torres (6)27,56230-28
59June 3D-backs7 – 1McClung (3-2)Johnson (4-2)Shouse (2)29,47831-28
60June 4D-backs10 – 1Parra (4-2)Owings (6-4)27,53932-28
61June 6@ Rockies6 – 4Corpas (1-3)Mota (2-4)Fuentes (9)30,55832-29
62June 7@ Rockies7 – 2Reynolds (1-3)Bush (2-6)37,28332-30
63June 8@ Rockies3 – 2Suppan (4-4)Francis (2-6)Torres (7)32,25633-30
64June 10@ Astros6 – 1Oswalt (5-6)McClung (3-3)35,05833-31
65June 11@ Astros10 – 6Parra (5-2)Backe (4-8)33,80634-31
66June 12@ Astros9 – 6Sheets (7-1)Moehler (3-3)35,70935-31
67June 13Twins10 – 2Slowey (3-6)Bush (2-7)38,58635-32
68June 14Twins9 – 4Bass (3-2)Tavárez (0-1)43,81235-33
69June 15Twins4 – 2McClung (4-3)Baker (2-2)Torres (8)41,69336-33
70June 17Blue Jays7 – 0Parra (6-2)McGowan (5-5)37,06537-33
71June 18Blue Jays5 – 4Sheets (8-1)Marcum (5-4)34,44238-33
72June 19Blue Jays8 – 7Bush (3-7)Burnett (6-7)Torres (10)35,17339-33
73June 20Orioles8 – 5Cormier (1-2)Suppan (4-5)Sherrill (25)36,52639-34
74June 21Orioles3 – 2McClung (5-3)Cabrera (5-3)Torres (11)42,52140-34
75June 22Orioles7 – 3Parra (7-2)Olson (5-3)Torres (12)43,51741-34
76June 23@ Braves4 – 1Sheets (9-1)Reyes (3-5)25,66142-34
77June 24@ Braves4 – 3Bush (4-7)Morton (1-1)Torres (13)29,22443-34
78June 25@ Braves4 – 2Campillo (3-2)Suppan (4-6)González (2)34,82943-35
79June 27@ Twins7 – 6Guerrier (4-2)Mota (2-5)Nathan (22)30,10443-36
80June 28@ Twins5 – 1Parra (8-2)Hernández (8-5)38,96344-36
81June 29@ Twins5 – 0Slowey (5-6)Sheets (9-2)30,65544-37
82June 30@ D-backs6 – 3Davis (3-3)Bush (4-8)Lyon (17)23,04044-38
July
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
83July 1@ D-backs8 – 6Suppan (5-6)Johnson (4-7)Torres (14)21,73645-38
84July 2@ D-backs4 – 3Riske (1-1)Lyon (2-3)Torres (15)22,32446-38
85July 3@ D-backs6 – 5Rosales (1-0)Torres (4-2)23,84246-39
86July 4Pirates9 – 1Sheets (10-2)Gorzelanny (6-7)Villanueva (1)41,46347-39
87July 5Pirates2 – 1Gagné (2-2)Yates (3-2)39,17648-39
88July 6Pirates11 – 6Stetter (2-1)Bautista (1-2)42,16349-39
89July 7Rockies4 – 3Jiménez (4-8)McClung (5-4)Fuentes (14)35,16149-40
90July 8Rockies7 – 3Sabathia (7-8)Redman (2-4)42,53350-40
91July 9Rockies8 – 3Rusch (2-3)Sheets (10-3)37,09250-41
92July 10Rockies11 – 1Bush (5-8)de la Rosa (3-5)43,38951-41
93July 11Reds6-5Lincoln (1-2)Shouse (3-1)Cordero (19)41,22951-42
94July 12Reds8-2Vólquez (12-3)McClung (5-5)43,55651-43
95July 13Reds3-2Sabathia (8-8)Weathers (2-5)42,10852-43
96July 18@ Giants9-1Sabathia (9-8)Cain (5-8)40,88253-43
97July 19@ Giants8-5Villanueva (4-5)Matos (0-2)Torres (16)36,85254-43
98July 20@ Giants7-4Parra (9-2)Lincecum (11-3)Torres (17)37,50755-43
99July 21@ Cardinals6-3Torres (5-2)Franklin (3-3)41,00656-43
100July 22@ Cardinals4-3Shouse (4-1)McClellan(2-5)Torres (18)41,95557-43
101July 23@ Cardinals3-0Sabathia (10-8)Looper (9-8)41,51358-43
102July 24@ Cardinals4-3Gagné (3-2)Franklin(3-4)Torres (19)41,23359-43
103July 25Astros3-1Rodríguez (6-3)Parra (9-3)Valverde (26)41,35759-44
104July 26Astros6-4Gagné (4-2)Brocail (4-5)Torres (20)43,48960-44
105July 27Astros11-6Sampson (5-3)Suppan (5-7)41,56560-45
106July 28Cubs6-4GaudinTorres (5-3)Mármol (5)45,31160-46
107July 29Cubs7-1Zambrano (12-4)Sheets (10-4)45,06960-47
108July 30Cubs7-2Dempster (12-4)Parra (9-4)44,87160-48
109July 31Cubs11-4Harden (1-1)Bush (5-9)45,34660-49
August
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
110August 1@ Braves9-0Suppan (6-7)James32,23861-49
111August 2@ Braves4-2Sabathia (5-0)Morton (2-5)Torres (21)42,09662-49
112August 3@ Braves5-0Campillo (6-4)Sheets (10-5)21,99762-50
113August 4@ Reds6-3Arroyo (10-8)Parra (9-5)Cordero (22)24,70662-51
114August 5@ Reds8-1Bush (6-9)Vólquez (13-5)24,73963-51
115August 6@ Reds6-3Suppan (7-7)Bailey (0-6)Torres (22)26,60264-51
116August 8Nationals5-0Sabathia (6-0)Balester (2-4)43,20965-51
117August 9Nationals6-0Sheets (11-5)Redding (8-7)42,97466-51
118August 10Nationals5-4Mota (3-5)Ayala (1-8)42,42367-51
119August 11Nationals7-1Bush (7-9)Mock (0-3)42,19668-51
120August 12@ Padres5-2Suppan (8-7)Baek (4-6)Torres (23)28,37369-51
121August 13@ Padres7-1Sabathia (7-0)Banks (3-5)32,77170-51
122August 14@ Padres3-2Peavy (9-8)Sheets (11-6)Hoffman (26)30,14570-52
123August 15@ Dodgers5-3Billingsley (12-9)Parra (9-6)Broxton (9)44,54770-53
124August 16@ Dodgers4-3 (10)Torres (6-3)Broxton (3-4)Riske (2)52,88971-53
125August 17@ Dodgers7-5Beimel (4-0)Villanueva (4-6)45,26771-54
126August 18Astros9-3Sabathia (8-0)Wolf (8-11)41,99172-54
127August 19Astros5-2Moehler (9-4)Sheets (11-7)Valverde (32)41,62272-55
128August 20Astros5-2Parra (10-6)Rodríguez (7-6)Torres (24)41,41973-55
129August 22Pirates10-4Bush (8-9)Duke (4-12)41,63774-55
130August 23Pirates6-3Suppan (9-7)Gorzelanny (6-8)Torres (25)43,29375-55
131August 24Pirates4-3 (12)Mota (4-5)Davis (1-4)45,16376-55
132August 26@ Cardinals12-0Sheets (12-7)Wellemeyer (11-5)41,12177-55
133August 27@ Cardinals5-3Franklin (5-5)Riske (1-2)Perez (6)41,43377-56
134August 29@ Pirates3-1Bush (9-9)Gorzelanny (6-9)Torres (26)18,08678-56
135August 30@ Pirates11-3Suppan (10-7)Maholm (8-8)21,93179-56
136August 31@ Pirates7-0Sabathia (9-0)Karstens (2-4)21,29380-56
September
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
137September 1Mets4-2Figueroa (3-3)Gagné (4-3)Ayala (4)41,47680-57
138September 2Mets6-5 (10)Smith (3-3)Torres (6-4)Ayala (5)36,58780-58
139September 3Mets9-2Pérez (10-7)Bush (9-10)26,23680-59
140September 4Padres5-2Estes (2-1)Suppan (10-8)Hoffman (28)33,18280-60
141September 5Padres3-2 (11)Shouse (5-1)Falkenborg (2-3)41,51981-60
142September 6Padres1-0Sheets (13-7)Peavy (9-10)42,66782-60
143September 7Padres10-1Young (5-5)Parra (10-7)44,56882-61
144September 8Reds5-4Burton (5-1)Torres (6-5)Cordero (28)30,86782-62
145September 9Reds5-4 (11)Adkins (1-0)McClung (5-6)Cordero (29)30,31282-63
146September 10Reds4-3Mota (5-5)Weathers (2-6)Torres (27)30,12483-63
147September 11@ Phillies6-3Moyer (14-7)Sheets (13-8)Lidge (36)39,99483-64
148September 13@ Phillies7-3Hamels (13-9)Parra (10-8)45,10583-65
149September 14@ Phillies7-3Eyre (4-0)Mota (5-6)43,95083-66
150September 14@ Phillies6-1Myers (10-11)Suppan (10-9)39,77683-67
151September 16@ Cubs5-4Dempster (16-6)Sabathia (9-1)Wood (31)40,73883-68
152September 17@ Cubs6-2DiFelice (1-0)Marquis (10-9)41,20084-68
153September 18@ Cubs7-6 (12)Wood (5-4)Villanueva (4-7)40,67884-69
154September 19@ Reds11-2Ramírez (1-0)Suppan (10-10)20,85584-70
155September 20@ Reds4-3Cueto (9-13)Sabathia (9-2)Cordero (32)24,44084-71
156September 21@ Reds8-1Coffey (1-0)Arroyo (15-11)22,62485-71
157September 23Pirates7-5Torres (7-5)Beam (2-2)36,61286-71
158September 24Pirates4-2Sabathia (10-2)Maholm (9-9)Torres (28)31,16487-71
159September 25Pirates5-1 (10)Stetter (3-1)Chavez (0-1)40,10288-71
160September 26Cubs5-1McClung (6-6)Marshall (3-5)44,08489-71
161September 27Cubs7-3Lilly (17-9)Sheets (13-9)45,28889-72
162September 28Cubs3-1Sabathia (11-2)Howry (7-5)45,29990-72

Postseason

For the first time in 26 years (since 1982) the Brewers reached the playoffs.

They lost 3 games to 1 to the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.

2008 Postseason Game Log
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1October 1@ Philadelphia Phillies1-3HamelsGallardoLidge45,9290-1
2October 2@ Philadelphia Phillies2-5MyersSabathiaLidge46,2080-2
3October 4Philadelphia Phillies4-1BushMoyerTorres43,9921-2
4October 5Philadelphia Phillies2-6BlantonSuppan-43,9341-3

Farm system

The Brewers' farm system consisted of six minor league affiliates in 2008.[2]

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Frank Kremblas
Double-A Huntsville Stars Southern League Don Money
Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees Florida State League Mike Guerrero
Class A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Jeff Isom
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Rene Gonzales
Rookie AZL Brewers Arizona League Tony Diggs

References

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Milwaukee Brewers Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Milwaukee Brewers Game Log on ESPN.com
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