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2008 Baltimore Orioles season

The Baltimore Orioles entered the 2008 season led by Dave Trembley, now starting his first full season as manager. President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail continued the rebuilding process. Superstars Miguel Tejada and Érik Bédard were traded for younger talent and there were talks of Brian Roberts, but he was not traded.

The Baltimore Orioles posted a record of 68–93 and finished in last place in the AL East for the first time since the 1988 season.

Closer Chris Ray missed the entire season after Tommy John surgery, and so did his replacement Danys Báez. Left-hander George Sherrill, acquired from the Mariners, was named the team's closer for the 2008 season and became the lone representative for the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, while Jeremy Guthrie was the Opening Day starter after an impressive rookie season and several solid spring training outings.

Offseason

Transactions

New coaches

Regular season

Roster

2008 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Tampa Bay Rays 97 65 .599 57–24 40–41
Boston Red Sox 95 67 .586 2 56–25 39–42
New York Yankees 89 73 .549 8 48–33 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531 11 47–34 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 68 93 .421 28½ 37–43 31–50

Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 6–12 4–5 4–4 4–3 5–3 3–6 3–3 7–11 0–5 8–2 3–15 4–5 6–12 11–7
Boston 12–6 4–3 5–1 5–2 6–1 1–8 4–3 9–9 6–4 6–3 8–10 9–1 9–9 11–7
Chicago 5–4 3–4 11–7 12–6 12–6 5–5 9–10 2–5 5–4 5–1 4–6 3–3 1–7 12–6
Cleveland 4–4 1–5 7–11 11–7 10–8 4–5 8–10 4–3 5–4 4–5 5–2 6–4 6–1 6–12
Detroit 3–4 2–5 6–12 7–11 7–11 3–6 7–11 4–2 3–6 7–3 3–4 6–3 3–5 13–5
Kansas City 3–5 1–6 6–12 8–10 11–7 2–3 6–12 5–5 6–3 7–2 3–5 2–7 2–5 13–5
Los Angeles 6–3 8–1 5–5 5–4 6–3 3–2 5–3 7–3 10–9 14–5 3–6 12–7 6–3 10–8
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 10–9 10–8 11–7 12–6 3–5 4–6 5–5 5–4 3–3 5–5 0–6 14–4
New York 11–7 9–9 5–2 3–4 2–4 5–5 3–7 6–4 5–1 7–2 11–7 3–4 9–9 10–8
Oakland 5–0 4–6 4–5 4–5 6–3 3–6 9–10 5–5 1–5 - 10–9 3–6 7–12 4–6 10–8
Seattle 2–8 3–6 1–5 5–4 3–7 2–7 5–14 4–5 2–7 9–10 3–4 8–11 5–4 9–9
Tampa Bay 15–3 10–8 6–4 2–5 4–3 5–3 6–3 3–3 7–11 6–3 4–3 6–3 11–7 12–6
Texas 5–4 1–9 3–3 4–6 3–6 7–2 7–12 5–5 4–3 12–7 11–8 3–6 4–4 10–8
Toronto 12–6 9–9 7–1 1–6 5–3 5–2 3–6 6–0 9–9 6–4 4–5 7–11 4–4 8–10

Game log

2008 Game Log

Player stats

Batting

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 Ramón Hernández 133 463 119 .257 15 65
1B Kevin Millar 145 531 124 .234 20 72
2B Brian Roberts 155 611 181 .296 9 57
3B Melvin Mora 135 513 146 .285 .23 104
SS Juan Castro 54 151 31 .205 2 16
RF Nick Markakis 157 595 182 .306 20 87
CF Adam Jones 132 477 129 .270 9 57
LF Luke Scott 148 475 122 .257 23 65
DH Aubrey Huff 154 598 182 .304 32 108

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jay Payton 127 338 82 .243 7 41
Alex Cintrón 61 133 38 .286 1 10
Brandon Fahey 58 106 24 .226 0 12
Guillermo Quiróz 56 134 25 .187 2 14
Freddie Bynum 40 112 20 .179 0 8
Lou Montañez 38 112 33 .295 3 14
Luis Hernández 36 79 19 .241 0 3
Oscar Salazar 34 81 23 .284 5 15
Omir Santos 11 10 1 .100 0 0
Eider Torres 8 9 2 .222 0 0
Scott Moore 4 8 1 .125 1 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Daniel Cabrera 30 180 8 10 5.25 95
Jeremy Guthrie 30 190.2 10 12 3.63 120
Garrett Olson 26 132.2 9 10 6.65 83
Radhames Liz 17 84.1 6 6 6.72 57

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Brian Burres 31 129.2 7 10 6.04 63
Chris Waters 11 64.2 3 5 5.01 33
Steve Trachsel 10 39.2 2 5 8.39 16
Adam Loewen 7 21.1 0 2 8.02 14
Brian Bass 5 21 1 0 4.71 13

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jamie Walker 59 1 3 0 6.87 24
Dennis Sarfate 57 4 3 0 4.74 86
George Sherrill 57 3 5 31 4.73 58
Jim Johnson 54 2 4 1 2.23 38
Lance Cormier 45 3 3 1 4.02 46
Randor Bierd 29 0 2 0 4.91 25
Matt Albers 28 3 3 0 3.49 26
Alberto Castillo 28 1 0 0 3.81 23
Fernando Cabrera 22 2 1 0 5.40 31
Rocky Cherry 18 0 3 1 6.35 15
Greg Aquino 9 0 0 0 12.54 9
Kam Mickolio 9 0 1 0 5.87 8
Bob McCrory 8 0 0 0 15.63 5
Jim Miller 8 0 2 0 1.17 8
Ryan Bukvich 4 0 0 0 6.75 5
Alfredo Simón 4 0 0 0 6.23 8


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Gary Allenson
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Brad Komminsk
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Richie Hebner and Tommy Thompson
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Ramon Sambo
Short-Season A Aberdeen IronBirds New York–Penn League Gary Kendall
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Orlando Gómez
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Jesús Alfaro

References

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Baltimore Orioles Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Baltimore Orioles Game Log on ESPN.com
  • Batting Statistics: Baltimore Orioles Batting Stats on ESPN.com
  • Pitching Statistics: Baltimore Orioles Pitching Stats on ESPN.com
  • Baseball-Reference.com
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