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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 2009-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago Cubs6Colorado Rockies5BoxRyan DempsterJason MarquisKevin Gregg
Milwaukee Brewers12Houston Astros5BoxManny ParraMike Hampton(none)
Atlanta Braves2Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxKris MedlenGuillermo MotaRafael Soriano
Florida Marlins6Philadelphia Phillies4BoxBrian SanchesCole HamelsLeo Nunez
St. Louis Cardinals5Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxAdam WainwrightCharlie MortonRyan Franklin
New York Mets1San Diego Padres3BoxMat LatosBobby ParnellHeath Bell
Cincinnati Reds2San Francisco Giants4BoxBarry ZitoBronson ArroyoBrian Wilson
Arizona Diamondbacks2Washington Nationals5BoxGarrett MockDan HarenJorge Sosa
Texas Rangers2Los Angeles Angels3BoxJered WeaverEddie GuardadoBrian Fuentes
Cleveland Indians5Chicago White Sox8BoxD.J. CarrascoJess Todd(none)
Minnesota Twins11Detroit Tigers0BoxCarl PavanoJustin Verlander(none)
Oakland Athletics6Kansas City Royals12BoxZack GreinkeClayton Mortenson(none)
Boston Red Sox0New York Yankees5BoxCC SabathiaClay Buchholz(none)
Tampa Bay Rays10Seattle Mariners4BoxJames ShieldsChris Jakubauskas(none)
Baltimore Orioles2Toronto Blue Jays3BoxJason FrasorDanys Baez(none)

Standings as of 2009-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1106743.609--6145239135-2032-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II523616.692
2410Boston Red Sox1095752.5239.55604827832-2025-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park533815.717
3920Tampa Bay Rays1105456.49113.05804909035-1919-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field523022.577
41022Toronto Blue Jays1095356.48613.55274893829-2724-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre532231.415
51428Baltimore Orioles1104763.42720.0509580-7126-2821-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards521735.327
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Detroit Tigers1095752.523--5054921333-2024-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park542925.537
2613Minnesota Twins1105753.5180.55425321034-2023-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome533023.566
31125Chicago White Sox1115061.4508.05185061230-2920-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field512922.569
51226Kansas City Royals1104961.4458.5441560-11930-3019-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium521636.308
41327Cleveland Indians1104961.4458.5564588-2425-2924-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field521636.308
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Seattle Mariners1106149.555--436488-5233-1828-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field522428.462
235Texas Rangers1096049.5500.55254834235-2325-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington532726.509
3716Los Angeles Angels1085553.5095.06145417328-2627-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim544212.778
4819Oakland Athletics1105456.4917.0500541-4128-2626-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522131.404
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169Florida Marlins1105852.527--502514-1232-2326-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium522923.558
2712Philadelphia Phillies1085652.5191.05664937327-3029-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park543717.685
3814New York Mets1105753.5181.0473508-3533-2224-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field521339.250
41118Atlanta Braves1115556.4953.54894583127-2628-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field513120.608
51529Washington Nationals1114467.39614.5508605-9727-3117-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanMichael RizzoNationals Park511536.294
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
238Milwaukee Brewers1105951.536--519547-2827-2632-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park522131.404
146Houston Astros1105951.536--456519-6334-2425-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park521537.288
3915St. Louis Cardinals1125854.5182.04964613531-2327-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III503317.660
41017Chicago Cubs1085553.5093.04774443334-1821-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field532825.528
51323Cincinnati Reds1095059.4598.5435522-8729-2521-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark532825.528
61630Pittsburgh Pirates1104070.36419.0454497-4325-2915-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park512229.431
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants1106248.564--4464054138-1724-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park522626.500
223Los Angeles Dodgers1116249.5590.555043711334-2328-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium513318.647
357Colorado Rockies1105951.5363.05404855526-2433-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field523319.635
41221Arizona Diamondbacks1115457.4868.5504526-2232-2522-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJosh ByrnesChase Field511635.314
51424San Diego Padres1125161.45512.0421555-13430-2921-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park502426.480


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike LeakeP21.270Signed by Reds 
Alex SmitP23.310Signed by Reds 
Russ SpringerP40.274Claimed off waivers by Rays from Athletics 
RJ SwindleP26.032Claimed off waivers by Rays from Brewers