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2008 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 97-65 .599
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 774-671 + 103
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), 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
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Elliot JohnsonTBANYAW 6-3 @NYA401000001010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Carlos PenaTBANYAW 6-3 @NYA21000000012200006592 hit by pitches
    Shawn RiggansTBASEAL 5-6 vs SEA3110011001100000171st career home run
    Carl CrawfordTBABALW 10-5 vs BAL43200000010000008261000th career hit
    Carlos PenaTBABALW 10-5 vs BAL32200260020000006652 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Evan LongoriaTBABALL 2-3 vs BAL301000100100000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Evan LongoriaTBANYAL 7-8 vs NYA322101100100000031st career home run
    Carlos PenaTBATORW 6-4 vs TOR40000000004000006744 strikeouts
    Evan LongoriaTBATORW 5-3 vs TOR2121101101000010121st career stolen base
    Carl CrawfordTBABOSW 5-4 vs BOS63302011001000008391 Triples
    Carlos PenaTBATORW 5-4 @TOR40000000004000006864 strikeouts
    Jason BartlettTBASLNL 8-9 @SLN52400000001000003614 hits
    Evan LongoriaTBABALW 11-4 vs BAL4220026000100010392 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Melvin UptonTBABALW 11-4 vs BAL43420020010000002714 hits
    Jason BartlettTBACHAL 1-5 vs CHA30100003011000003713 stolen bases
    Jonny GomesTBACHAL 1-5 vs CHA40000000004000003714 strikeouts
    Evan LongoriaTBAANAW 13-4 @ANA4431023001100000542 home runs, 4 runs scored
    Dioner NavarroTBAANAW 13-4 @ANA53420140000000002964 hits
    Justin RuggianoTBAFLOW 4-1 vs FLO4011000100200001191st career stolen base
    Justin RuggianoTBAHOUW 4-3 vs HOU3120011000000000211st career home run
    Carl CrawfordTBAFLOW 15-3 @FLO52200250001000008882 home runs, 5 RBIs
    James ShieldsTBAFLOW 15-3 @FLO321000100100000071st career RBI
    Evan LongoriaTBAPITW 10-5 @PIT5341013000100000694 hits
    Reid BrignacTBAKCAW 11-2 vs KCA310000000120000011st career game
    Carlos PenaTBAKCAW 11-2 vs KCA42200150001000107195 RBIs
    Carl CrawfordTBAKCAW 5-3 @KCA40202020000000009132 Triples
    Eric HinskeTBATORW 3-0 @TOR3110011000200000859100th career home run
    Carl CrawfordTBADETW 5-2 vs DET3010100101000000918300th career stolen base
    Willy AybarTBASEAW 11-3 @SEA52200240000000001602 home runs
    Cliff FloydTBAOAKW 7-6 @OAK241100000400000115834 runs scored, 4 walks
    Trever MillerTBATEXW 7-4 @TEX0000000000000000500500th career game
    Cliff FloydTBAANAW 4-2 vs ANA400000000040000015874 strikeouts
    Cliff FloydTBABALW 14-3 vs BAL413200500100001015925 RBIs
    Rocco BaldelliTBABALW 10-9 vs BAL31210020010200004312 hit by pitches
    Jason BartlettTBABALW 10-4 vs BAL43400120000100004264 hits
    Dioner NavarroTBANYAW 7-5 vs NYA51410000000000003554 hits
    Fernando PerezTBATORL 4-6 @TOR121000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    John JasoTBATORL 4-7 @TOR100000000000000011st career game
    Fernando PerezTBATORL 4-7 @TOR220000010000000021st career stolen base
    Rocco BaldelliTBABOSL 0-3 @BOS40000000004000004374 strikeouts
    Fernando PerezTBANYAL 4-8 @NYA312001300100000091st career home run, 1st career RBI
    David PriceTBANYAL 4-8 @NYA000000000000000011st career game
    John JasoTBABOSL 5-13 vs BOS211000000010000021st career hit
    Mitch TalbotTBABOSL 5-13 vs BOS000000000000000011st career game
    Justin RuggianoTBABOSW 10-3 vs BOS4000000000400000474 strikeouts
    Evan LongoriaTBAMINL 8-11 vs MIN53300340000000001113 home runs
    Akinori IwamuraTBAMINW 11-1 vs MIN24101000020010002684 runs scored
    Jeff NiemannTBAMINW 11-1 vs MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Jason BartlettTBABALW 11-6 @BAL32100010000200004472 hit by pitches
    Ben ZobristTBADETL 5-7 @DET42200240001000001412 home runs
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Jeff NiemannTBABALW 6-2 vs BALW 66111150002593583562%11-01st career win, 1st career game
    J.P. HowellTBAMINW 7-3 @MINSv 3200001000933221167%395-141st career save
    Andy SonnanstineTBACHAW 5-0 vs CHAWSHO930001400029106772973%268-11Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    James ShieldsTBABOSW 3-0 vs BOSWSHO92000170002998653366%5821-17Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    James ShieldsTBAANAW 2-0 vs ANAWSHO91000080012892613166%6022-18Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Andy SonnanstineTBASLNW 3-1 @SLNW 88111040003198762278%3112-11Threw 78% strikes
    Al ReyesTBASLNL 8-9 @SLN 200000100062117481%36722-16Threw 81% strikes
    Scott KazmirTBATEXW 7-3 vs TEXW 731100100002394682672%10339-3010 Strikeouts
    Matt GarzaTBATEXW 5-3 vs TEXW 8422021000030113763767%3512-1410 Strikeouts
    Grant BalfourTBACHAW 2-0 vs CHASv 0.1000000000121150%816-31st career save
    Andy SonnanstineTBACHAW 4-3 vs CHA 5.210330030002776581876%3412-13Threw 76% strikes
    Scott KazmirTBAANAL 2-4 @ANAL 6.2633131000029113783569%10641-3110 Strikeouts
    Matt GarzaTBAFLOW 6-1 @FLOW 9111111000028105733270%4014-1710 Strikeouts
    J.P. HowellTBABALW 10-9 vs BAL 2.221100400092924583%8611-14Threw 83% strikes
    Jason HammelTBANYAL 2-7 vs NYA 121110100052117481%667-15Threw 81% strikes
    Jason HammelTBABOSW 4-2 @BOSSv 10000010003147750%687-151st career save
    J.P. HowellTBANYAL 5-6 @NYAL 1.212000400072218482%9211-15Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip), Threw 82% strikes
    Trever MillerTBANYAW 7-1 @NYA 131110000062318578%51414-14Threw 78% strikes
    David PriceTBANYAL 4-8 @NYA 5.13221040001987553263%10-01st career game
    Mitch TalbotTBABOSL 5-13 vs BOS 35442320011662352756%10-01st career game
    Trever MillerTBABALW 11-6 @BALSv 2.1100005001936241267%51814-14Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)


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