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2008 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
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W-L Record: 75-86 .466
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 646-690 -44
Roster Continuity 59.66% 27/30
Manager(s): Bob Geren
General Manager: Billy Beane
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: McAfee Coliseum
Payroll: $ 47,967,126 28/30
Attendance: 1,665,256 27/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jemile Weeks (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Don Wakamatsu
Bullpen Coach: Ron Romanick
First Base Coach: Tye Waller
Hitting Coach: Ty Van Burkleo
Pitching Coach: Curt Young
Third Base Coach: Tony DeFrancesco

#1 Draft Picks

Frank Thomas (#7), Eric Chavez (#10), Cliff Pennington (#21), Joe Blanton (#24), Bobby Crosby (#25), Joey Devine (#27), Daric Barton (#28), Jack Cust (#30), Matt Murton (#32), Dan Meyer (#34), Travis Buck (#36), Gio Gonzalez (#38), Huston Street (#40)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10062.617--
7983.48821.0
7586.46624.5
61101.37739.0
  • 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
    12008-03-25L 5-6 BOS
    22008-03-26W 5-1 BOS
    #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    32008-04-01L 1-2 BOS
    42008-04-02L 0-5 BOS
    52008-04-04W 6-3 CLE
    62008-04-05W 6-1 CLE
    72008-04-06L 1-2 CLE
    82008-04-08W 9-8 @TOR
    92008-04-09W 6-3 @TOR
    102008-04-10W 3-2 @TOR
    112008-04-11W 9-7 @CLE
    122008-04-12W 7-3 @CLE
    132008-04-13L 1-7 @CLE
    142008-04-14W 2-1 @CHA
    152008-04-15L 1-4 @CHA
    162008-04-16L 2-4 SEA
    172008-04-17L 1-8 SEA
    182008-04-18W 13-2 KCA
    192008-04-19W 6-5 KCA
    202008-04-20W 7-1 KCA
    212008-04-22L 4-5 MIN
    222008-04-23W 3-0 MIN
    232008-04-24W 11-2 MIN
    242008-04-25W 4-3 @SEA
    252008-04-26L 3-5 @SEA
    262008-04-27W 4-2 @SEA
    272008-04-28W 14-2 @ANA
    282008-04-29L 0-2 @ANA
    292008-04-30L 1-6 @ANA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    302008-05-01W 15-8 @ANA
    312008-05-02L 3-4 TEX
    322008-05-03L 3-6 TEX
    332008-05-04W 3-1 TEX
    342008-05-05W 2-1 BAL
    352008-05-06W 4-2 BAL
    362008-05-07W 6-5 BAL
    372008-05-09L 0-4 @TEX
    382008-05-10L 4-6 @TEX
    392008-05-11W 12-6 @TEX
    402008-05-13L 0-4 @CLE
    412008-05-14L 0-2 @CLE
    422008-05-15L 2-4 @CLE
    432008-05-16L 2-3 @ATL
    442008-05-17W 5-4 @ATL
    452008-05-18L 2-5 @ATL
    462008-05-19L 6-7 TBA
    472008-05-20L 2-3 TBA
    482008-05-21W 9-1 TBA
    492008-05-23W 8-3 BOS
    502008-05-24W 3-0 BOS
    512008-05-25W 6-3 BOS
    522008-05-27W 3-1 TOR
    532008-05-28L 1-2 TOR
    542008-05-29L 0-12 TOR
    552008-05-30L 1-3 @TEX
    562008-05-31L 4-8 @TEX
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    572008-06-01W 13-8 @TEX
    582008-06-02W 3-2 DET
    592008-06-03W 5-4 DET
    602008-06-04W 10-2 DET
    612008-06-06L 1-3 ANA
    622008-06-07L 3-5 ANA
    632008-06-08W 7-3 ANA
    642008-06-10L 1-3 NYA
    652008-06-11W 8-4 NYA
    662008-06-12L 1-4 NYA
    672008-06-13W 5-1 @SFN
    682008-06-14W 4-0 @SFN
    692008-06-15W 5-3 @SFN
    702008-06-17W 15-1 @ARI
    712008-06-18L 1-11 @ARI
    722008-06-19L 1-2 @ARI
    732008-06-20W 7-6 FLO
    742008-06-21L 4-6 FLO
    752008-06-22W 7-1 FLO
    762008-06-24W 5-2 PHI
    772008-06-25L 0-4 PHI
    782008-06-26W 5-0 PHI
    792008-06-27W 4-1 SFN
    802008-06-28L 0-1 SFN
    812008-06-29L 1-11 SFN
    822008-06-30W 6-1 @ANA
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    832008-07-01L 3-5 @ANA
    842008-07-02L 4-7 @ANA
    852008-07-03W 3-2 @CHA
    862008-07-04W 7-1 @CHA
    872008-07-05L 1-6 @CHA
    882008-07-06L 3-4 @CHA
    892008-07-07W 4-3 SEA
    902008-07-08W 2-0 SEA
    912008-07-09L 4-6 SEA
    922008-07-10W 3-2 SEA
    932008-07-11W 9-2 ANA
    942008-07-12L 1-4 ANA
    952008-07-13L 3-4 ANA
    962008-07-18L 1-7 @NYA
    972008-07-19L 3-4 @NYA
    982008-07-20L 1-2 @NYA
    992008-07-21L 0-4 @TBA
    1002008-07-22W 8-1 @TBA
    1012008-07-23L 3-4 @TBA
    1022008-07-25L 6-14 TEX
    1032008-07-26L 4-9 TEX
    1042008-07-27W 6-5 TEX
    1052008-07-28L 2-4 KCA
    1062008-07-29L 2-5 KCA
    1072008-07-30L 3-4 KCA
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1082008-08-01L 1-2 @BOS
    1092008-08-02L 2-12 @BOS
    1102008-08-03L 2-5 @BOS
    1112008-08-04L 1-6 @TOR
    1122008-08-05L 3-4 @TOR
    1132008-08-06L 1-5 @TOR
    1142008-08-07L 4-6 @TOR
    1152008-08-08W 4-2 @DET
    1162008-08-09L 2-10 @DET
    1172008-08-10L 1-6 @DET
    1182008-08-12W 2-1 TBA
    1192008-08-13L 2-3 TBA
    1202008-08-14L 6-7 TBA
    1212008-08-15W 6-4 CHA
    1222008-08-16L 1-2 CHA
    1232008-08-17L 1-13 CHA
    1242008-08-18W 3-2 @MIN
    1252008-08-19L 2-13 @MIN
    1262008-08-20L 1-3 @MIN
    1272008-08-21W 2-0 @SEA
    1282008-08-22L 5-7 @SEA
    1292008-08-23W 5-1 @SEA
    1302008-08-24L 4-8 @SEA
    1312008-08-25W 2-1 @ANA
    1322008-08-26L 1-5 @ANA
    1332008-08-27W 6-5 @ANA
    1342008-08-28W 3-2 MIN
    1352008-08-29L 2-12 MIN
    1362008-08-30W 3-2 MIN
    1372008-08-31L 4-12 MIN
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1382008-09-02L 2-5 @KCA
    1392008-09-04L 4-5 @KCA
    1402008-09-04L 6-9 @KCA
    1412008-09-05W 11-2 @BAL
    1422008-09-06W 5-1 @BAL
    1432008-09-08L 8-14 @DET
    1442008-09-09W 3-2 @DET
    1452008-09-10W 5-2 @DET
    1462008-09-11L 1-6 TEX
    1472008-09-12L 0-7 TEX
    1482008-09-13W 7-1 TEX
    1492008-09-14W 7-4 TEX
    1502008-09-16W 8-1 ANA
    1512008-09-17W 3-2 ANA
    1522008-09-18L 4-6 ANA
    1532008-09-19W 2-0 SEA
    1542008-09-20W 8-7 SEA
    1552008-09-21W 5-3 SEA
    1562008-09-22W 4-3 @TEX
    1572008-09-23L 4-6 @TEX
    1582008-09-24L 4-14 @TEX
    1592008-09-26L 8-10 @SEA
    1602008-09-27L 3-7 @SEA
    1612008-09-28L 3-4 @SEA
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    75-86
    Kurt Suzuki 136
    Rob Bowen 25
    Daric Barton 124
    Wes Bankston 12
    Mike Sweeney 11
    Jack Hannahan 10
    Jeff Baisley 4
    Mark Ellis 114
    Eric Patterson 19
    Cliff Pennington 15
    Donnie Murphy 7
    Gregorio Petit 4
    Brooks Conrad 2
    Jack Hannahan 106
    Donnie Murphy 18
    Eric Chavez 15
    Jeff Baisley 10
    Cliff Pennington 8
    Brooks Conrad 4
    Bobby Crosby 144
    Donnie Murphy 9
    Cliff Pennington 6
    Gregorio Petit 2
    Jack Cust 77
    Emil Brown 40
    Aaron Cunningham 18
    Chris Denorfia 7
    Matt Murton 7
    Eric Patterson 7
    Travis Buck 3
    Ryan Sweeney 2
    Carlos Gonzalez 66
    Ryan Sweeney 46
    Rajai Davis 41
    Chris Denorfia 8
    Emil Brown 55
    Ryan Sweeney 54
    Travis Buck 34
    Carlos Gonzalez 10
    Jack Cust 5
    Aaron Cunningham 2
    Chris Denorfia 1
    Jack Cust 61
    Frank Thomas 53
    Mike Sweeney 17
    Eric Chavez 8
    Jack Hannahan 4
    Wes Bankston 4
    Emil Brown 4
    Kurt Suzuki 1


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