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Wednesday April 8,2009This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 2009-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Colorado Rockies9Arizona Diamondbacks2BoxFranklin MoralesDoug Davis(none)
New York Mets9Cincinnati Reds7BoxMike PelfreyEdinson VolquezFrancisco Rodriguez
Washington Nationals4Florida Marlins6BoxChris VolstadDaniel CabreraMatt Lindstrom
Chicago Cubs11Houston Astros6BoxTed LillyBrian Moehler(none)
Atlanta Braves11Philadelphia Phillies12BoxClay CondreyBlaine BoyerBrad Lidge
Los Angeles Dodgers5San Diego Padres2BoxChad BillingsleyEdward MujicaJonathan Broxton
Milwaukee Brewers4San Francisco Giants2BoxYovani GallardoRandy JohnsonCarlos Villanueva
Pittsburgh Pirates7St. Louis Cardinals4BoxZach DukeTodd WellemeyerMatt Capps
Oakland Athletics6Los Angeles Angels4BoxAndrew BaileyBrian FuentesBrad Ziegler
New York Yankees5Baltimore Orioles7BoxKoji UeharaChien-Ming WangGeorge Sherrill
Tampa Bay Rays7Boston Red Sox2BoxScott KazmirJon LesterGrant Balfour
Kansas City Royals2Chicago White Sox0BoxZack GreinkeGavin FloydJoakim Soria
Seattle Mariners5Minnesota Twins6BoxKevin SloweyCarlos SilvaJoe Nathan
Cleveland Indians5Texas Rangers8BoxVicente PadillaFausto CarmonaFrank Francisco
Detroit Tigers5Toronto Blue Jays1BoxZach MinerJesse Litsch(none)

Standings as of 2009-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
31013New York Yankees211.500--1017-70-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II16010258.638
1714Baltimore Orioles211.500--171071-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1606397.394
2615Boston Red Sox211.500--710-31-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1609466.588
4918Tampa Bay Rays211.500--10730-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1608377.519
51320Toronto Blue Jays312.3330.5181441-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre1597485.465
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
225Minnesota Twins321.667--1316-32-10-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1608575.531
139Detroit Tigers321.667--1418-40-02-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1608476.525
4816Kansas City Royals211.5000.54400-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1606496.400
3517Chicago White Sox211.5000.54401-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1607882.488
51429Cleveland Indians202.0001.5617-110-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1606595.406
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Texas Rangers2201.000--176112-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1608575.531
244Oakland Athletics321.6670.5121110-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1597386.459
41119Seattle Mariners312.3331.5161330-01-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1598475.528
31224Los Angeles Angels312.3331.51112-11-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1599663.604
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Mets2201.000--11830-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field1606892.425
388Florida Marlins321.6670.52613132-10-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium1598574.535
2412Atlanta Braves321.6670.5191360-02-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1598475.528
41123Philadelphia Phillies312.3331.51319-61-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1599267.579
51427Washington Nationals312.3331.51326-130-01-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaMichael RizzoNationals Park15958101.365
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Milwaukee Brewers2201.000--1012-20-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park1607882.488
257Houston Astros321.6670.51117-62-10-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1597287.453
3711Pittsburgh Pirates321.6670.51617-10-02-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1586098.380
41325Chicago Cubs312.3331.5171160-01-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1588276.519
5922St. Louis Cardinals312.3331.5171611-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1599069.566
61530Cincinnati Reds202.0002.0811-30-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1607882.488
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
266Los Angeles Dodgers321.667--11740-02-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1599366.585
1310Colorado Rockies321.667--201190-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1599069.566
41021San Diego Padres312.3331.0711-41-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1597485.465
31226Arizona Diamondbacks312.3331.01120-91-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1596990.434
51628San Francisco Giants202.0001.5121020-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1608872.550


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dan GieseP31.324Claimed off waviers by Athletics from Yankees 
Travis Metcalf3B26.234Claimed off waivers by Royals for Rangers