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2008 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 97-65 .599
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 774-671 + 103
Roster Continuity 61.67% 24/30
Manager(s): Joe Maddon
General Manager: Andrew Friedman
Location: Tampa, Florida
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Payroll: $ 43,820,597 29/30
Attendance: 1,780,791 26/30
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Philadelphia)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Beckham (#1) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tim Bogar
Bench Coach: Dave Martinez
Bullpen Coach: Bobby Ramos
First Base Coach: George Hendrick
Hitting Coach: Steve Henderson
Pitching Coach: Jim Hickey
Third Base Coach: Tom Foley

#1 Draft Picks

David Price (#1), Melvin Upton (#2), Evan Longoria (#3), Jeff Niemann (#4), Rocco Baldelli (#6), Carlos Pena (#10), Cliff Floyd (#14), Scott Kazmir (#15), Gabe Gross (#15), Scott Kazmir (#15), Matt Garza (#25), J.P. Howell (#31), Nathan Haynes (#32), Trever Miller (#41)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
  • 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
    12008-03-31W 6-2 @BAL
    #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    22008-04-02L 6-9 @BAL
    32008-04-04W 13-4 @NYA
    42008-04-05W 6-3 @NYA
    52008-04-06L 0-2 @NYA
    62008-04-07L 1-6 @NYA
    72008-04-08L 5-6 SEA
    82008-04-09L 1-7 SEA
    92008-04-10W 7-0 SEA
    102008-04-11W 10-5 BAL
    112008-04-12L 2-3 BAL
    122008-04-13W 6-2 BAL
    132008-04-14L 7-8 NYA
    142008-04-15L 3-5 NYA
    152008-04-16L 5-6 @MIN
    162008-04-17W 7-3 @MIN
    172008-04-18L 2-9 CHA
    182008-04-19W 5-0 CHA
    192008-04-20L 0-6 CHA
    202008-04-22W 6-4 TOR
    212008-04-23W 5-3 TOR
    222008-04-24W 5-3 TOR
    232008-04-25W 5-4 BOS
    242008-04-26W 2-1 BOS
    252008-04-27W 3-0 BOS
    262008-04-29L 4-7 @BAL
    272008-04-30W 8-1 @BAL
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    282008-05-01W 4-2 @BAL
    292008-05-02L 3-7 @BOS
    302008-05-03L 4-12 @BOS
    312008-05-04L 3-7 @BOS
    322008-05-06W 5-4 @TOR
    332008-05-07L 2-6 @TOR
    342008-05-08W 8-3 @TOR
    352008-05-09W 2-0 ANA
    362008-05-10W 2-0 ANA
    372008-05-11W 8-5 ANA
    382008-05-12W 7-1 NYA
    392008-05-13W 2-1 NYA
    402008-05-14L 1-2 NYA
    412008-05-15W 5-2 NYA
    422008-05-16W 3-1 @SLN
    432008-05-17L 8-9 @SLN
    442008-05-18L 4-5 @SLN
    452008-05-19W 7-6 @OAK
    462008-05-20W 3-2 @OAK
    472008-05-21L 1-9 @OAK
    482008-05-23W 2-0 BAL
    492008-05-24W 11-4 BAL
    502008-05-25W 5-4 BAL
    512008-05-26W 7-3 TEX
    522008-05-27L 6-12 TEX
    532008-05-28W 5-3 TEX
    542008-05-29L 1-5 CHA
    552008-05-30W 2-1 CHA
    562008-05-31W 2-0 CHA
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    572008-06-01W 4-3 CHA
    582008-06-03L 4-7 @BOS
    592008-06-04L 1-5 @BOS
    602008-06-05L 1-7 @BOS
    612008-06-06W 12-4 @TEX
    622008-06-07W 5-4 @TEX
    632008-06-08L 3-6 @TEX
    642008-06-09W 13-4 @ANA
    652008-06-10L 1-6 @ANA
    662008-06-11L 2-4 @ANA
    672008-06-13W 7-3 FLO
    682008-06-14W 4-1 FLO
    692008-06-15L 3-9 FLO
    702008-06-17W 3-2 CHN
    712008-06-18W 5-4 CHN
    722008-06-19W 8-3 CHN
    732008-06-20L 3-4 HOU
    742008-06-21W 4-3 HOU
    752008-06-22L 2-3 HOU
    762008-06-24W 6-4 @FLO
    772008-06-25W 15-3 @FLO
    782008-06-26W 6-1 @FLO
    792008-06-27W 10-5 @PIT
    802008-06-28L 3-4 @PIT
    812008-06-29W 4-3 @PIT
    822008-06-30W 5-4 BOS
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    832008-07-01W 3-1 BOS
    842008-07-02W 7-6 BOS
    852008-07-04W 11-2 KCA
    862008-07-05W 3-0 KCA
    872008-07-06W 9-2 KCA
    882008-07-07L 4-7 KCA
    892008-07-08L 0-5 @NYA
    902008-07-09L 1-2 @NYA
    912008-07-10L 2-13 @CLE
    922008-07-11L 0-5 @CLE
    932008-07-12L 4-8 @CLE
    942008-07-13L 2-5 @CLE
    952008-07-18W 2-1 TOR
    962008-07-19W 6-4 TOR
    972008-07-20L 4-9 TOR
    982008-07-21W 4-0 OAK
    992008-07-22L 1-8 OAK
    1002008-07-23W 4-3 OAK
    1012008-07-24L 2-4 @KCA
    1022008-07-25W 5-3 @KCA
    1032008-07-26W 5-3 @KCA
    1042008-07-27L 1-6 @KCA
    1052008-07-28L 1-3 @TOR
    1062008-07-29W 3-0 @TOR
    1072008-07-30W 3-2 @TOR
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1082008-08-01W 5-2 DET
    1092008-08-02W 9-3 DET
    1102008-08-03W 6-5 DET
    1112008-08-04L 2-5 CLE
    1122008-08-05W 8-4 CLE
    1132008-08-06W 10-7 CLE
    1142008-08-07L 1-2 @SEA
    1152008-08-08W 5-3 @SEA
    1162008-08-09W 8-7 @SEA
    1172008-08-10W 11-3 @SEA
    1182008-08-12L 1-2 @OAK
    1192008-08-13W 3-2 @OAK
    1202008-08-14W 7-6 @OAK
    1212008-08-15W 7-0 @TEX
    1222008-08-16L 0-3 @TEX
    1232008-08-17W 7-4 @TEX
    1242008-08-18W 6-4 ANA
    1252008-08-19W 4-2 ANA
    1262008-08-20L 4-5 ANA
    1272008-08-22W 9-4 @CHA
    1282008-08-23W 5-3 @CHA
    1292008-08-24L 5-6 @CHA
    1302008-08-26L 2-6 TOR
    1312008-08-27W 1-0 TOR
    1322008-08-28W 3-2 TOR
    1332008-08-29W 14-3 BAL
    1342008-08-30W 10-9 BAL
    1352008-08-31W 10-4 BAL
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1362008-09-02L 2-7 NYA
    1372008-09-03L 4-8 NYA
    1382008-09-04W 7-5 NYA
    1392008-09-05L 4-6 @TOR
    1402008-09-06L 4-7 @TOR
    1412008-09-07L 0-1 @TOR
    1422008-09-08L 0-3 @BOS
    1432008-09-09W 5-4 @BOS
    1442008-09-10W 4-2 @BOS
    1452008-09-13W 7-1 @NYA
    1462008-09-13L 5-6 @NYA
    1472008-09-14L 4-8 @NYA
    1482008-09-15L 5-13 BOS
    1492008-09-16W 2-1 BOS
    1502008-09-17W 10-3 BOS
    1512008-09-18L 8-11 MIN
    1522008-09-19W 11-1 MIN
    1532008-09-20W 7-2 MIN
    1542008-09-21L 1-4 MIN
    1552008-09-22W 4-2 @BAL
    1562008-09-23W 5-2 @BAL
    1572008-09-23W 7-5 @BAL
    1582008-09-24W 11-6 @BAL
    1592008-09-25L 5-7 @DET
    1602008-09-26L 4-6 @DET
    1612008-09-27L 3-4 @DET
    1622008-09-28W 8-7 @DET
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    97-65
    Dioner Navarro 113
    Shawn Riggans 38
    Mike Difelice 6
    Michel Hernandez 4
    John Jaso 1
    Carlos Pena 131
    Willy Aybar 18
    Eric Hinske 9
    Dan Johnson 4
    Akinori Iwamura 151
    Willy Aybar 6
    Ben Zobrist 4
    Elliot Johnson 1
    Evan Longoria 118
    Willy Aybar 40
    Eric Hinske 4
    Jason Bartlett 122
    Ben Zobrist 33
    Elliot Johnson 2
    Reid Brignac 2
    Willy Aybar 2
    Evan Longoria 1
    Carl Crawford 103
    Eric Hinske 37
    Ben Zobrist 8
    Justin Ruggiano 6
    Jonny Gomes 4
    Fernando Perez 2
    Nathan Haynes 1
    Dan Johnson 1
    B.J. Upton 141
    Fernando Perez 11
    Gabe Gross 4
    Ben Zobrist 3
    Nathan Haynes 1
    Justin Ruggiano 1
    Carl Crawford 1
    Gabe Gross 75
    Eric Hinske 47
    Jonny Gomes 17
    Nathan Haynes 8
    Justin Ruggiano 8
    Rocco Baldelli 3
    Fernando Perez 2
    Elliot Johnson 1
    Ben Zobrist 1
    Cliff Floyd 72
    Jonny Gomes 24
    Eric Hinske 18
    Willy Aybar 14
    Rocco Baldelli 13
    Carlos Pena 5
    Jason Bartlett 3
    Elliot Johnson 1
    Carl Crawford 1
    B.J. Upton 1
    Evan Longoria 1


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