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The Boston Red Sox' 2008 season began on March 25, in Tokyomarker, Japanmarker for the MLB Japan Opening Day 2008. The Red Sox were attempting to become the first repeat World Series Champions since the 1999-2000 New York Yankees and also be the first repeat Champions of the 21st century. They also tried to become World Series Champions three times in five years. At the 2008 MLB All Star Game 7 Red Sox players were selected. The Red Sox clinched a spot in the American League Division Series with their 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. On September 28, the Red Sox officially retired Johnny Pesky's number 6 jersey. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ALDS and as of October 19, were tied 3-3 with the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS. Jed Lowrie of the Boston Red Sox became the fourth rookie in MLB history to end a postseason series by a walk-off hit. They were, however, beat 3-1 in Game 7 on October 19.

Regular season

Opening Day Lineup

15 Dustin Pedroia 2B
20 Kevin Youkilis 1B
34 David Ortiz DH
24 Manny Ramírez LF
12 Mike Lowell 3B
44 Brandon Moss RF
33 Jason Varitek C
46 Jacoby Ellsbury CF
23 Julio Lugo SS
18 Daisuke Matsuzaka P


Season standings

Roster

2008 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers CatchersInfielders OutfieldersOther batters ManagerCoaches


Record vs. Opponents

Game log

2008 Regular Season Game Log
|- | |- | |- | |- | |- | |- | |} {| class="toccolours collapsible" width=90% style="clear:both; margin:1.5em auto; text-align:center;" |- ! colspan=2 style="background:#CC0000" | 2008 Postseason Game Log |- valign="top" | |- valign="top" | |} ==Player stats== ===Batters=== ''Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases; '''Bold''' indicates leader in category.'' {| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" class="wikitable sortable" |- ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="19%" | Player ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | G ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | AB ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | R ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | H ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | 2B ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | 3B ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | HR ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | RBI ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | AVG ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | SB |- align="center" |{{sortname|David|Aardsma}} || 5 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jeff|Bailey}} || 27 || 50 || 10 || 14 || 1 || 1 || 2 || 6 || .280 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jason|Bay}} || 49 || 184 || 39 || 54 || 12 || 2 || 9 || 37 || .293 || 3 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Josh|Beckett}} || 2 || 6 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Chris|Carter|Chris Carter (left-handed hitter)}} || 9 || 18 || 5 || 6 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 3 || .333 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Sean|Casey}} || 69 || 199 || 14 || 64 || 14 || 0 || 0 || 17 || .322 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Kevin|Cash}} || 61 || 142 || 11 || 32 || 7 || 0 || 3 || 15 || .225 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Bartolo|Colon}} || 1 || 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Alex|Cora}} || 75 || 152 || 14 || 41 || 8 || 2 || 0 || 9 || .270 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Coco|Crisp}} || 118 || 361 || 55 || 102 || 18 || 3 || 7 || 41 || .283 || 20 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Manny|Delcarmen}} || 4 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|J. D.|Drew}} || 109 || 368 || 79 || 103 || 23 || 4 || 19 || 64 || .280 || 4 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jacoby|Ellsbury}} || 145 || 554 || 98 || 155 || 22 || '''7''' || 9 || 47 || .280 || '''50'''* |- align="center" |{{sortname|Craig|Hansen}} || 4 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Mark|Kotsay}} || 22 || 84 || 6 || 19 || 8 || 1 || 0 || 12 || .226 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|George|Kottaras}} || 3 || 5 || 1 || 1 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .200 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jon|Lester}} || 2 || 5 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Javier|Lopez}} || 3 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Mike|Lowell}} || 113 || 419 || 58 || 115 || 27 || 0 || 17 || 73 || .274 || 2 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jed|Lowrie}} || 81 || 260 || 34 || 67 || 25 || 3 || 2 || 46 || .258 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Julio|Lugo}} || 82 || 261 || 27 || 70 || 13 || 0 || 1 || 22 || .268 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Justin|Masterson}} || 2 || 5 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Daisuke|Matsuzaka}} || 1 || 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Brandon|Moss}} || 34 || 78 || 7 || 23 || 5 || 1 || 2 || 11 || .295 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Hideki|Okajima}} || 5 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|David|Ortiz}} || 109 || 416 || 74 || 110 || 30 || 1 || 23 || 89 || .264 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jonathan|Papelbon}} || 4 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Dustin|Pedroia}} || '''157''' || '''653''' || '''118'''* || '''213'''** || '''54'''** || 2 || 17 || 83 || '''.326''' || 20 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Manny|Ramirez}} || 100 || 365 || 66 || 109 || 22 || 1 || 20 || 68 || .299 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|David|Ross|David Ross (baseball)}} || 8 || 8 || 1 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .125 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Joe|Thurston}} || 4 || 8 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Mike|Timlin}} || 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jonathan|Van Every}} || 11 || 17 || 0 || 4 || 0 || 1 || 0 || 5 || .235 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jason|Varitek}} || 131 || 423 || 37 || 93 || 20 || 0 || 13 || 43 || .220 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Gil|Velazquez}} || 3 || 8 || 0 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 1 || .125 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Tim|Wakefield}} || 1 || 3 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || .000 || 0 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Kevin|Youkilis}} || 145 || 538 || 91 || 168 || 43 || 4 || '''29''' || '''115''' || .312 || 3 |- align="center" class="unsortable" | '''Totals''' || '''162''' || '''5596''' || '''845''' || '''1565''' || '''353''' || '''33''' || '''173''' || '''807''' || '''.280''' || '''120''' |} ===Pitchers=== ''Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts'' {| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" class="wikitable sortable" |- ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="19%" | Player ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | W ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | L ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | ERA ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | G ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | GS ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | SV ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | IP ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | R ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | ER ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | BB ! bgcolor="#DDDDFF" width="7%" | K |- align="center" |{{sortname|David|Aardsma}} || 4 || 2 || 5.55 || 47 || 0 || 0 || 48.2 || 32 || 30 || 35 || 49 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Josh|Beckett}} || 12 || 10 || 4.03 || 27 || 27 || 0 || 174.1 || 80 || 78 || '''34'''{{ref|BB|f}} || '''172''' |- align="center" |{{sortname|Michael|Bowden}} || 1 || 0 || 3.60 || 1 || 1 || 0 || 5.0 || 2 || 2 || 1 || 3 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Clay|Buchholz}} || 2 || 9 || 6.75 || 16 || 15 || 0 || 76.0 || 63 || 57 || 41 || 72 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Paul|Byrd}} || 4 || 2 || 4.78 || 8 || 8 || 0 || 49.0 || 26 || 26 || 10 || 26 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Bartolo|Colon}} || 4 || 2 || 3.92 || 7 || 7 || 0 || 39.0 || 23 || 17 || 10 || 27 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Bryan|Corey}} || 0 || 0 || 10.50 || 7 || 0 || 0 || 6.0 || 7 || 7 || 3 || 4 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Manny|Delcarmen}} || 1 || 2 || 3.27 || '''73''' || 0 || 2 || 74.1 || 28 || 27 || 28 || 72 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Devern|Hansack}} || 1 || 0 || 4.05 || 4 || 0 || 0 || 6.2 || 5 || 3 || 1 || 5 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Craig|Hansen}} || 1 || 3 || 5.58 || 32 || 0 || 2 || 30.2 || 23 || 19 || 23 || 25 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jon|Lester}} || 16 || 6 || 3.21 || 33 || '''33''' || 0 || '''210.1''' || 78 || 75 || 66 || 152 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Javier|Lopez}} || 2 || 0 || 2.43 || 70 || 0 || 0 || 59.1 || 18 || '''16''' || 27 || 38 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Justin|Masterson}} || 6 || 5 || 3.16 || 36 || 9 || 0 || 88.1 || 31 || 31 || 40 || 68 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Daisuke|Matsuzaka}} || 18 || 3 || '''2.90'''{{ref|era|a}} || 29 || 29 || 0 || 167.2 || 58{{ref|ra|c}} || 54 || 94 || 154 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Hideki|Okajima}} || 3 || 2 || 2.61 || 64 || 0 || 1 || 62.0 || '''18'''{{ref|ra|d}} || 18 || 23 || 60 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Jonathan|Papelbon}} || 5 || 4 || '''2.34''' || 67 || 0 || '''41''' || 69.1 || 24 || 18 || '''8'''{{ref|BB|e}} || 77 |- align="center" |{{sortname|David|Pauley}} || 0 || 1 || 11.68 || 6 || 2 || 0 || 12.1 || 17 || 16 || 5 || 11 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Chris|Smith|Chris Smith (pitcher)}} || 1 || 0 || 7.85 || 12 || 0 || 0 || 18.1 || 16 || 16 || 7 || 13 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Kyle|Snyder}} || 0 || 0 || 21.60 || 2 || 0 || 0 || 1.2 || 4 || 4 || 2 || 1 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Julian|Tavarez}} || 0 || 1 || 6.39 || 9 || 0 || 0 || 12.2 || 12 || 9 || 9 || 6 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Mike|Timlin}} || 4 || 4 || 5.66 || 47 || 0 || 1 || 49.1 || 32 || 31 || 20 || 32 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Tim|Wakefield}} || 10 || 11 || 4.13 || 30 || 30 || 0 || 181.0 || 89 || 83 || 60 || 117 |- align="center" |{{sortname|Charlie|Zink}} || 0 || 0 || 16.62 || 1 || 1 || 0 || 4.1 || 8 || 8 || 1 || 1 |- align="center" class="unsortable" | '''Totals''' || '''95''' || '''67''' || '''4.01''' || '''162''' || '''162''' || '''47''' || '''1446.1''' || '''694''' || '''645''' || '''548''' || '''1185''' {{col-end}} {{-}} {{clear}} * indicates player led their respectable league in that certain category ** indicates player led all of baseball in that certain category

Led team in starters ERA
Led in team ERA
Allowed fewest runs as a starter for the Red Sox
Led team in runs allowed.
Led team in walks allowed.
Led starters in walks allowed.


Awards and Honors

Boston Red Sox
All-Stars
Hitters Pitchers
Reserves


Farm system



References



  1. Lowrie sends Red Sox back to ALCS
  2. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2008/
  3. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
  4. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2008/



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