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2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Petersburg,FL
Team Record:  97-65   .599
Result:   1st in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Maddon
General Manager:   Andrew Friedman
Stadium:  Tropicana Field
Attendance:  1,780,791
Payroll:  $43,820,597
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Philadelphia)

Tampa Bay Rays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mike DiFelice (39)
Youngest Player:  Reid Brignac (22)
Longest Tenure:  Carl Crawford (7)
Top Hitter:  Carlos Pena (12)
Top Pitcher:  James Shields (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Tim Beckham (#1)

Roster Continuity:  61.67%
Top Prospect:   Evan Longoria
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Tampa Bay9765.599--
Boston9567.5862.0
NY Yankees8973.5498.0
Toronto8676.53111.0
Baltimore6893.42228.5


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Jeff Niemann2008-04-132008W  6-2 vs BALW 66111150002593583562%11-01st career win, 1st career game
J.P. Howell2008-04-172008W  7-3 @ MINSv 3200001000933221167%395-141st career save
Andy Sonnanstine2008-04-192008W  5-0 vs CHAWSHO930001400029106772973%268-11Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
James Shields2008-04-272008W  3-0 vs BOSWSHO92000170002998653366%5821-17Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
James Shields2008-05-092008W  2-0 vs ANAWSHO91000080012892613166%6022-18Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
Andy Sonnanstine2008-05-162008W  3-1 @ SLNW 88111040003198762278%3112-11Threw 78% strikes
Al Reyes2008-05-172008L  9-8 @ SLN  200000100062117481%36722-16Threw 81% strikes
Scott Kazmir2008-05-262008W  7-3 vs TEXW 731100100002394682672%10339-3010 Strikeouts
Matt Garza2008-05-282008W  5-3 vs TEXW 8422021000030113763767%3512-1410 Strikeouts
Grant Balfour2008-05-312008W  2-0 vs CHASv 0.1000000000121150%816-31st career save
Andy Sonnanstine2008-06-012008W  4-3 vs CHA  5.210330030002776581876%3412-13Threw 76% strikes
Scott Kazmir2008-06-112008L  4-2 @ ANAL 6.2633131000029113783569%10641-3110 Strikeouts
Matt Garza2008-06-262008W  6-1 @ FLOW 9111111000028105733270%4014-1710 Strikeouts
J.P. Howell2008-08-302008W  10-9 vs BAL  2.221100400092924583%8611-14Threw 83% strikes
Jason Hammel2008-09-022008L  7-2 vs NYA  121110100052117481%667-15Threw 81% strikes
Jason Hammel2008-09-102008W  4-2 @ BOSSv 10000010003147750%687-151st career save
J.P. Howell2008-09-132008L  6-5 @ NYAL 1.212000400072218482%9211-15Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip), Threw 82% strikes
Trever Miller2008-09-132008W  7-1 @ NYA  131110000062318578%51414-14Threw 78% strikes
David Price2008-09-142008L  8-4 @ NYA  5.13221040001987553263%10-01st career game
Mitch Talbot2008-09-152008L  13-5 vs BOS  35442320011662352756%10-01st career game
Trever Miller2008-09-242008W  11-6 @ BALSv 2.1100005001936241267%51814-14Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)


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