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Games on 1999-04-08

Top1999 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCleveland Indians9Anaheim Angels1Boxscore - PBP925,0842:38Bartolo ColonSteve SparksBartolo Colon (1-0)Steve Sparks (0-1)-Mike HargroveTerry CollinsAngel Stadium of
ALTampa Bay Rays6Baltimore Orioles3Boxscore - PBP939,8532:59Bobby WittScott EricksonBobby Witt (1-0)Scott Erickson (0-1)-Larry RothschildRay MillerOriole Park at Ca
ALBoston Red Sox4Kansas City Royals1Boxscore - PBP913,3562:24Tim WakefieldJeff SuppanTim Wakefield (1-0)Jeff Suppan (0-1)Tom Gordon (2)Jimy WilliamsTony MuserKauffman Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays9Minnesota Twins11Boxscore - PBP99,4313:17Joey HamiltonEric MiltonMike Trombley (1-0)Joey Hamilton (0-1)Rick Aguilera (1)Jim FregosiTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
NLPhiladelphia Phillies6Atlanta Braves3Boxscore - PBP947,2252:54Paul ByrdKevin MillwoodPaul Byrd (1-0)Kevin Millwood (0-1)Jeff Brantley (2)Terry FranconaBobby CoxTurner Field
NLChicago Cubs2Houston Astros1Boxscore - PBP923,8152:06Jon LieberJose LimaJon Lieber (1-0)Jose Lima (0-1)Rod Beck (1)Jim RigglemanLarry DierkerAstrodome
NLColorado Rockies4Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP927,8792:27Brian BohanonCarlos PerezBrian Bohanon (1-0)Carlos Perez (0-1)Dave Veres (1)Jim LeylandDavey JohnsonDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets1Montreal Expos5Boxscore - PBP943,9182:52Orel HershiserMiguel BatistaMiguel Batista (1-0)Orel Hershiser (0-1)Ugueth Urbina (1)Bobby ValentineFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
NLSan Diego Padres4San Francisco Giants12Boxscore - PBP957,4303:28Stan SpencerShawn EstesShawn Estes (1-0)Stan Spencer (0-1)-Bruce BochyDusty Baker3Com Park at Cand
NLSan Diego Padres4San Francisco Giants12Boxscore - PBP957,4303:28Stan SpencerShawn EstesShawn Estes (1-0)Stan Spencer (0-1)-Bruce BochyDusty BakerCandlestick Park
NLMilwaukee Brewers4St. Louis Cardinals9Boxscore - PBP931,1422:46Jim AbbottKent MerckerKent Mercker (1-0)Jim Abbott (0-1)-Phil GarnerTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1999-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1999 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
221Tampa Bay Rays3301.000--211830-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1596693.415
112Boston Red Sox3301.000--154110-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1599168.572
368Toronto Blue Jays321.6671.01920-10-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1598277.516
4511New York Yankees321.6671.014950-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1599663.604
51429Baltimore Orioles303.0003.01821-30-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerFrank WrenOriole Park at Camden Yards1597881.491
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1999 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Cleveland Indians321.667--238150-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1599564.597
41020Detroit Tigers312.3331.01821-30-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1586890.430
2817Minnesota Twins312.3331.0201911-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1576295.395
3922Chicago White Sox312.3331.02212100-01-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1587484.468
51328Kansas City Royals303.0002.0415-110-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1586494.405
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1999 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2310Texas Rangers321.667--211832-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1599366.585
1412Seattle Mariners321.667--1222-102-10-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardSafeco Field,The Kingdome1597782.484
41119Oakland Athletics312.3331.0914-51-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1598673.541
31224Anaheim Angels312.3331.0823-151-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1596990.434
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1999 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
224Philadelphia Phillies431.750--1622-60-03-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1587484.468
137Montreal Expos431.750--201461-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1586593.411
369Florida Marlins321.6670.5920-112-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiPro Player Stadium1596297.390
51325New York Mets413.2502.0211470-01-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1599663.604
41426Atlanta Braves413.2502.0221661-30-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field15810256.646
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1999 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113St. Louis Cardinals3301.000--211563-00-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1587286.456
2713Chicago Cubs321.6671.013760-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1596594.409
51118Pittsburgh Pirates312.3332.01315-21-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1587781.487
31223Houston Astros312.3332.0713-61-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1599663.604
41021Cincinnati Reds312.3332.01726-91-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1609565.594
61630Milwaukee Brewers303.0003.01521-60-00-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1587484.468
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1999 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
155Los Angeles Dodgers431.750--191633-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonKevin MaloneDodger Stadium1587484.468
246San Diego Padres431.750--1224-122-11-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1587187.449
3816Colorado Rockies422.5001.0161060-02-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandBob GebhardCoors Field1587088.443
4915San Francisco Giants422.5001.03821170-12-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1588474.532
51527Arizona Diamondbacks303.0002.51217-50-00-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark15910059.629


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Danny BautistaRF-LF26.319Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
Tarrik BrockLF-CF25.104Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Domingo Cedeno2B-SS30.155Released by Athletics. 
Brad ClontzP27.348Signed as Free Agent by Pirates. 
Ned DarleyP28.040On restricted list 
Derrick MayLF30.268Released by Expos.