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Friday May 8,2009This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 2009-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Washington Nationals5Arizona Diamondbacks4BoxShairon MartisYusmeiro PetitKip Wells
St. Louis Cardinals4Cincinnati Reds6BoxJohnny CuetoJoel PineiroFrancisco Cordero
Florida Marlins8Colorado Rockies3BoxRicky NolascoJason Hammel(none)
San Diego Padres0Houston Astros2BoxWandy RodriguezChad GaudinLaTroy Hawkins
San Francisco Giants3Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxBarry ZitoChad BillingsleyBrian Wilson
Chicago Cubs2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxMitch StetterAaron HeilmanTrevor Hoffman
Pittsburgh Pirates3New York Mets7BoxBobby ParnellTyler Yates(none)
Atlanta Braves6Philadelphia Phillies10BoxCole HamelsJo-Jo Reyes(none)
Kansas City Royals1Los Angeles Angels4BoxMatt PalmerGil MecheBrian Fuentes
New York Yankees4Baltimore Orioles0BoxCC SabathiaJeremy Guthrie(none)
Tampa Bay Rays3Boston Red Sox7BoxBrad PennyJames Shields(none)
Texas Rangers6Chicago White Sox0BoxMatt HarrisonJose Contreras(none)
Detroit Tigers1Cleveland Indians0BoxJustin VerlanderCliff Lee(none)
Seattle Mariners0Minnesota Twins11BoxScott BakerChris Jakubauskas(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Oakland Athletics5BoxMichael WuertzScott RichmondAndrew Bailey

Standings as of 2009-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Toronto Blue Jays321814.563--193150439-69-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre1305773.438
2510New York Yankees291613.5520.5162178-167-69-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1338746.654
3611Boston Red Sox301614.5331.01761463010-56-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1327953.598
41021Tampa Bay Rays311417.4523.515214577-67-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1317061.534
51124Baltimore Orioles301317.4334.0147180-339-94-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1325181.386
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Detroit Tigers281711.607--14113298-59-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1356966.511
2713Kansas City Royals301515.5003.01431142910-75-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1325082.379
3818Minnesota Twins301416.4674.0135158-2311-73-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1337360.549
41225Cleveland Indians301317.4335.0158179-216-77-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1325280.394
51326Chicago White Sox281216.4295.0121132-117-75-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1346767.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Texas Rangers291712.586--166156108-69-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1337063.526
236Los Angeles Angels281612.5710.5143147-47-89-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1348153.604
3919Seattle Mariners301416.4673.5120137-176-88-8L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1327161.538
41428Oakland Athletics271116.4075.0117120-36-85-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1356471.474
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147New York Mets281612.571--133122119-67-6W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field1345480.403
2814Florida Marlins301515.5002.0142149-76-79-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium1327260.545
3916Atlanta Braves291415.4832.5123132-96-88-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1337261.541
41323Philadelphia Phillies271215.4443.5160146145-107-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1358154.600
51529Washington Nationals281117.3935.0141168-276-75-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaMichael RizzoNationals Park1344886.358
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds291910.655--117127-109-510-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1335974.444
234St. Louis Cardinals301812.6001.51611303112-56-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1327359.553
358Milwaukee Brewers301713.5672.5144129157-710-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park1326369.477
41017Houston Astros301416.4675.5116139-237-97-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1326072.455
51222Chicago Cubs291316.4486.013913458-65-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1327062.530
61427Pittsburgh Pirates291217.4147.012512147-75-10L6T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1325082.379
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers312011.645--1711205112-38-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1317556.573
2715Arizona Diamondbacks301515.5004.5109132-2311-84-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJosh ByrnesChase Field1325577.417
3612San Francisco Giants281414.5004.5102108-69-55-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1347460.552
41120San Diego Padres301416.4675.5113143-308-66-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1326171.462
51630Colorado Rockies28919.3219.514213842-107-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1348351.619


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ryan FreelCF-3B33.061Traded by Orioles to Cubs for Joey Gathright 
Joey GathrightCF27.016Traded by Cubs to Orioles for Ryan Freel 
Adam MelhuseC37.042Signed by Pirates to minor league contract