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2008 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 5th in American League Central
Run Differential: 821-857 -36
Roster Continuity 70.22% 10/30
Manager(s): Jim Leyland
General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Comerica Park
Payroll: $ 137,685,196 3/30
Attendance: 3,202,654 8/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ryan Perry (#21) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rafael Belliard
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Jones
First Base Coach: Andy Van Slyke
Hitting Coach: Lloyd McClendon
Pitching Coach: Chuck Hernandez
Third Base Coach: Gene Lamont

#1 Draft Picks

Justin Verlander (#2), Jason Grilli (#4), Gary Sheffield (#6), Bobby Seay (#12), Chris Lambert (#19), Jeremy Bonderman (#26), Todd Jones (#27), Casey Fossum (#48)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8974.546--
8875.5401.0
8181.5007.5
7587.46313.5
7488.45714.5
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 2008 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #MarchGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    12008-03-31L 4-5 KCA
    #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    22008-04-02L 0-4 KCA
    32008-04-03L 1-4 KCA
    42008-04-04L 5-8 CHA
    52008-04-05L 3-5 CHA
    62008-04-06L 2-13 CHA
    72008-04-08L 0-5 @BOS
    82008-04-09W 7-2 @BOS
    92008-04-10L 6-12 @BOS
    102008-04-11W 5-2 @CHA
    112008-04-12L 0-7 @CHA
    122008-04-13L 0-11 @CHA
    132008-04-14W 11-9 MIN
    142008-04-15W 6-5 MIN
    152008-04-16W 13-2 @CLE
    162008-04-17L 1-11 @CLE
    172008-04-18W 8-4 @TOR
    182008-04-19L 2-3 @TOR
    192008-04-20L 3-5 @TOR
    202008-04-21W 5-1 @TOR
    212008-04-22W 10-2 TEX
    222008-04-23W 19-6 TEX
    232008-04-24W 8-2 TEX
    242008-04-25L 3-4 ANA
    252008-04-26W 6-4 ANA
    262008-04-27L 2-6 ANA
    272008-04-29W 6-4 @NYA
    282008-04-30W 6-2 @NYA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    292008-05-01W 8-4 @NYA
    302008-05-02L 1-11 @MIN
    312008-05-03L 1-4 @MIN
    322008-05-04L 6-7 @MIN
    332008-05-05L 3-6 BOS
    342008-05-06L 0-5 BOS
    352008-05-07W 10-9 BOS
    362008-05-08L 1-5 BOS
    372008-05-09W 6-5 NYA
    382008-05-10L 2-5 NYA
    392008-05-13L 2-3 @KCA
    402008-05-14L 0-2 @KCA
    412008-05-15L 4-8 @KCA
    422008-05-16L 3-4 @ARI
    432008-05-17W 3-2 @ARI
    442008-05-18L 0-4 @ARI
    452008-05-20W 12-8 SEA
    462008-05-21W 9-4 SEA
    472008-05-22W 9-2 SEA
    482008-05-23L 4-9 MIN
    492008-05-24W 19-3 MIN
    502008-05-25L 1-6 MIN
    512008-05-26L 0-1 @ANA
    522008-05-27L 2-3 @ANA
    532008-05-28W 6-2 @ANA
    542008-05-30W 7-4 @SEA
    552008-05-31L 0-5 @SEA
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    562008-06-01W 7-5 @SEA
    572008-06-02L 2-3 @OAK
    582008-06-03L 4-5 @OAK
    592008-06-04L 2-10 @OAK
    602008-06-06L 2-4 CLE
    612008-06-07W 8-4 CLE
    622008-06-08W 5-2 CLE
    632008-06-09L 2-8 CLE
    642008-06-10W 6-4 CHA
    652008-06-11W 5-1 CHA
    662008-06-12W 2-1 CHA
    672008-06-13W 5-0 LAN
    682008-06-14W 12-7 LAN
    692008-06-15W 5-4 LAN
    702008-06-16L 6-8 @SFN
    712008-06-17W 5-1 @SFN
    722008-06-18W 7-2 @SFN
    732008-06-20L 2-6 @SDN
    742008-06-21W 7-5 @SDN
    752008-06-22W 5-3 @SDN
    762008-06-24L 4-8 SLN
    772008-06-25W 8-7 SLN
    782008-06-26W 3-2 SLN
    792008-06-27W 7-1 COL
    802008-06-28W 7-6 COL
    812008-06-29W 4-3 COL
    822008-06-30W 5-4 @MIN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    832008-07-01L 4-6 @MIN
    842008-07-02L 0-7 @MIN
    852008-07-03W 8-4 @SEA
    862008-07-04L 1-4 @SEA
    872008-07-05L 2-3 @SEA
    882008-07-06W 2-1 @SEA
    892008-07-08W 9-2 CLE
    902008-07-09W 8-6 CLE
    912008-07-10L 6-7 MIN
    922008-07-11L 2-3 MIN
    932008-07-12L 5-6 MIN
    942008-07-13W 4-2 MIN
    952008-07-17W 6-5 @BAL
    962008-07-18L 4-7 @BAL
    972008-07-19L 10-11 @BAL
    982008-07-20W 5-1 @BAL
    992008-07-21W 19-4 @KCA
    1002008-07-22W 7-1 @KCA
    1012008-07-23W 7-1 @KCA
    1022008-07-25L 5-6 CHA
    1032008-07-26L 6-7 CHA
    1042008-07-27W 6-4 CHA
    1052008-07-28L 0-5 @CLE
    1062008-07-29W 8-5 @CLE
    1072008-07-30W 14-12 @CLE
    1082008-07-31L 4-9 @CLE
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1092008-08-01L 2-5 @TBA
    1102008-08-02L 3-9 @TBA
    1112008-08-03L 5-6 @TBA
    1122008-08-05L 8-10 @CHA
    1132008-08-06L 1-5 @CHA
    1142008-08-07W 8-3 @CHA
    1152008-08-08L 2-4 OAK
    1162008-08-09W 10-2 OAK
    1172008-08-10W 6-1 OAK
    1182008-08-11L 2-7 TOR
    1192008-08-12L 4-6 TOR
    1202008-08-13L 3-4 TOR
    1212008-08-14W 5-1 TOR
    1222008-08-15L 2-11 BAL
    1232008-08-16W 5-3 BAL
    1242008-08-17L 8-16 BAL
    1252008-08-18W 8-7 @TEX
    1262008-08-19W 11-3 @TEX
    1272008-08-20L 1-9 @TEX
    1282008-08-22W 4-3 @KCA
    1292008-08-23W 4-0 @KCA
    1302008-08-24L 3-7 @KCA
    1312008-08-25L 3-4 CLE
    1322008-08-26L 4-10 CLE
    1332008-08-27L 7-9 CLE
    1342008-08-29W 6-3 KCA
    1352008-08-30L 3-13 KCA
    1362008-08-31W 4-2 KCA
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1372008-09-01L 9-13 NYA
    1382008-09-02L 4-5 ANA
    1392008-09-03W 9-6 ANA
    1402008-09-04L 1-7 ANA
    1412008-09-05L 2-10 @MIN
    1422008-09-06W 6-4 @MIN
    1432008-09-07W 7-5 @MIN
    1442008-09-08W 14-8 OAK
    1452008-09-09L 2-3 OAK
    1462008-09-10L 2-5 OAK
    1472008-09-14L 2-4 @CHA
    1482008-09-14L 7-11 @CHA
    1492008-09-15L 8-11 @TEX
    1502008-09-16L 4-5 @TEX
    1512008-09-17W 17-4 @TEX
    1522008-09-19L 5-6 @CLE
    1532008-09-20L 3-6 @CLE
    1542008-09-21L 5-10 @CLE
    1552008-09-22L 2-6 KCA
    1562008-09-23L 0-5 KCA
    1572008-09-24L 4-10 KCA
    1582008-09-25W 7-5 TBA
    1592008-09-26W 6-4 TBA
    1602008-09-27W 4-3 TBA
    1612008-09-28L 7-8 TBA
    1622008-09-29L 2-8 @CHA
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    74-88
    Ivan Rodriguez 79
    Brandon Inge 56
    Dusty Ryan 14
    Dane Sardinha 13
    Miguel Cabrera 139
    Carlos Guillen 18
    Marcus Thames 3
    Jeff Larish 2
    Placido Polanco 136
    Ramon Santiago 13
    Ryan Raburn 12
    Mike Hollimon 1
    Carlos Guillen 87
    Brandon Inge 33
    Miguel Cabrera 14
    Jeff Larish 12
    Ryan Raburn 8
    Mike Hessman 7
    Ramon Santiago 1
    Edgar Renteria 134
    Ramon Santiago 23
    Mike Hollimon 5
    Marcus Thames 69
    Matthew Joyce 41
    Jacque Jones 22
    Clete Thomas 11
    Ryan Raburn 9
    Gary Sheffield 6
    Carlos Guillen 2
    Brent Clevlen 2
    Curtis Granderson 131
    Brandon Inge 12
    Clete Thomas 12
    Ryan Raburn 4
    Brent Clevlen 3
    Magglio Ordonez 134
    Matthew Joyce 16
    Ryan Raburn 6
    Clete Thomas 3
    Marcus Thames 2
    Brent Clevlen 1
    Gary Sheffield 106
    Marcus Thames 13
    Jeff Larish 11
    Magglio Ordonez 10
    Miguel Cabrera 6
    Carlos Guillen 4
    Matthew Joyce 2
    Jacque Jones 1


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