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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 2009-07-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
San Diego Padres2Arizona Diamondbacks6BoxClay ZavadaGreg Burke(none)
Atlanta Braves4Chicago Cubs1BoxKenshin KawakamiKevin HartRafael Soriano
Washington Nationals4Colorado Rockies10BoxJorge de la RosaRoss Detwiler(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Houston Astros5BoxWandy RodriguezCharlie Morton(none)
St. Louis Cardinals4Milwaukee Brewers5BoxTodd CoffeyJason MotteTrevor Hoffman
Los Angeles Dodgers4New York Mets5BoxOliver PerezHiroki KurodaFrancisco Rodriguez
Cincinnati Reds2Philadelphia Phillies3BoxRyan MadsonDavid Weathers(none)
Florida Marlins7San Francisco Giants0BoxChris VolstadRyan Sadowski(none)
Texas Rangers8Los Angeles Angels1BoxVicente PadillaErvin Santana(none)
Oakland Athletics4Boston Red Sox5BoxTim WakefieldTrevor CahillJonathan Papelbon
Cleveland Indians1Chicago White Sox5BoxJose ContrerasAaron Laffey(none)
Kansas City Royals1Detroit Tigers3BoxLucas FrenchZack GreinkeFernando Rodney
New York Yankees4Minnesota Twins3BoxA.J. BurnettAnthony SwarzakMariano Rivera
Baltimore Orioles5Seattle Mariners3BoxBrian BassDavid AardsmaGeorge Sherrill
Toronto Blue Jays9Tampa Bay Rays10BoxJ.P. HowellJason Frasor(none)

Standings as of 2009-07-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees844737.560--4714026924-1823-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II785622.718
245Boston Red Sox844638.5481.04373637426-1520-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park784929.628
3612Toronto Blue Jays864541.5233.04283953324-1921-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre763046.395
4921Tampa Bay Rays854144.4826.54623847827-1414-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field774334.558
51225Baltimore Orioles853946.4598.5400459-5922-2217-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards772552.325
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Detroit Tigers844737.560--3993792024-1323-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park793940.494
2816Minnesota Twins854243.4945.54023782427-1715-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome784533.577
31124Kansas City Royals843945.4648.0329396-6726-2013-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium782652.333
41327Chicago White Sox843747.44010.03803691120-2217-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field784236.538
51428Cleveland Indians853748.43510.5434471-3720-2417-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field772849.364
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Texas Rangers834637.554--4193803925-2021-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington794138.519
2510Seattle Mariners844440.5242.5332355-2323-1621-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field784137.526
3714Los Angeles Angels834340.5183.04324112121-2122-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim795425.684
41023Oakland Athletics833944.4707.0347390-4320-2019-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum793643.456
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126New York Mets834538.542--360387-2724-1721-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field792554.316
2713Florida Marlins864541.5231.5392407-1528-1817-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium764234.553
31019Atlanta Braves844143.4884.5352360-821-2120-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field784533.577
41322Philadelphia Phillies823943.4765.54353954016-2523-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park805426.675
51630Washington Nationals833152.37314.0359467-10818-2413-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaMichael RizzoNationals Park792851.354
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Cincinnati Reds834439.530--340383-4325-1519-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark793445.430
2611Milwaukee Brewers844440.5240.5392389320-2224-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park783642.462
3815Houston Astros844341.5121.5346376-3022-2121-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park783147.397
4917St. Louis Cardinals864244.4883.53813572424-2018-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III764927.645
51220Chicago Cubs824042.4883.5338336226-1514-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field794336.544
61529Pittsburgh Pirates853352.38812.0363369-619-2014-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park762947.382
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers845232.619--4103189228-1324-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium784335.551
248Colorado Rockies844539.5367.04233843920-1825-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field784731.603
337San Francisco Giants844539.5367.03453103526-1619-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park784335.551
41118San Diego Padres844143.48811.0320421-10124-1917-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park783444.436
51426Arizona Diamondbacks853946.45913.5374411-3725-2114-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJosh ByrnesChase Field773146.403


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Brad GemberlingP22.211Signed by Diamondbacks 
Taylor KrickC21.099Signed by Marlins 
B.J. RyanP33.193Released by Blue Jays 
Nick SarianidesP19.313Signed by Indians 
Jesus SolorzanoOF18.334Signed by Marlins