2008 Milwaukee Brewers Season
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2008 Milwaukee Brewers Season

2008 Milwaukee Brewers
National League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90-72 (.556)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Mark Attanasio
General manager(s)Doug Melvin
Manager(s)Ned Yost
Dale Sveum
Local televisionWMLW-CA
FSN Wisconsin
(Brian Anderson, Bill Schroeder)
Local radio620 WTMJ
(Bob Uecker, Jim Powell)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2008 Milwaukee Brewers season opened with optimism as the team attempted to build on the success of the 2007 season - their first winning season since 1992.

With 12 games remaining in the regular season, manager Ned Yost was fired and replaced with bench coach Dale Sveum. Under Sveum, the team completed the regular season 7-5, finishing second place in the National League Central with a record of 90-72 and winning the NL Wild Card. With the Wild Card berth, the team clinched its first playoff berth in 26 years.

In the NLDS, the Brewers were defeated 3-1 by the Philadelphia Phillies, who went on to win the World Series.

Regular season

The Brewers played 20 extra inning games, the most of any MLB team in 2008.[1]

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 97 64 0.602 -- 55-26 42-38
Milwaukee Brewers 90 72 0.556 49-32 41-40
Houston Astros 86 75 0.534 11 47-33 39-42
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 11½ 46-35 40-41
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 23½ 43-38 31-50
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 30½ 39-42 28-53


Record vs. opponents

2008 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona - 3-5 2-4 2-4 15-3 2-7 4-2 8-10 2-5 3-3 3-4 4-3 10-8 11-7 3-4 4-2 6-9
Atlanta 5-3 - 0-6 3-3 4-3 10-8 3-3 4-2 3-6 11-7 4-14 2-5 5-1 2-5 2-5 6-12 8-7
Chicago 4-2 6-0 - 8-7 5-1 4-3 8-9 5-2 9-7 4-2 3-4 14-4 5-2 4-3 9-6 3-3 6-9
Cincinnati 4-2 3-3 7-8 - 1-5 6-2 3-12 1-7 10-8 3-4 3-5 6-9 4-3 5-1 5-10 4-3 9-6
Colorado 3-15 3-4 1-5 5-1 - 5-3 3-3 8-10 4-3 3-6 0-5 5-2 9-9 11-7 3-4 4-3 7-8
Florida 7-2 8-10 3-4 2-6 3-5 - 4-2 3-4 5-1 8-10 10-8 3-2 4-2 3-3 2-5 14-3 5-10
Houston 2-4 3-3 9-8 12-3 3-3 2-4 - 4-3 7-8 5-2 3-4 8-8 3-3 7-1 7-8 4-2 7-11
Los Angeles 10-8 2-4 2-5 7-1 10-8 4-3 3-4 - 4-2 3-4 4-4 5-2 11-7 9-9 2-4 3-3 5-10
Milwaukee 5-2 6-3 7-9 8-10 3-4 1-5 8-7 2-4 - 2-4 1-5 14-1 4-3 6-0 10-5 6-2 7-8
New York 3-3 7-11 2-4 4-3 6-3 10-8 2-5 4-3 4-2 - 11-7 4-3 2-5 5-1 4-3 12-6 9-6
Philadelphia 4-3 14-4 4-3 5-3 5-0 8-10 4-3 4-4 5-1 7-11 - 4-2 4-2 3-3 5-4 12-6 4-11
Pittsburgh 3-4 5-2 4-14 9-6 2-5 2-3 8-8 2-5 1-14 3-4 2-4 - 3-4 4-2 10-7 3-4 6-9
San Diego 8-10 1-5 2-5 3-4 9-9 2-4 3-3 7-11 3-4 5-2 2-4 4-3 - 5-13 1-6 5-1 3-15
San Francisco 7-11 5-2 3-4 1-5 7-11 3-3 1-7 9-9 0-6 1-5 3-3 2-4 13-5 - 4-3 7-0 6-12
St. Louis 4-3 5-2 6-9 10-5 4-3 5-2 8-7 4-2 5-10 3-4 4-5 7-10 6-1 3-4 - 5-1 7-8
Washington 2-4 12-6 3-3 3-4 3-4 3-14 2-4 3-3 2-6 6-12 6-12 4-3 1-5 0-7 1-5 - 8-10


Roster

Game log

Postseason

For the first time in 26 years (since 1982) the Brewers reached the playoffs.

They lost 3 games to 1 to the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.

Farm system

References

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Milwaukee Brewers Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Milwaukee Brewers Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ "Team Batting Game Finder: For 2008, Only extra-inning games, sorted by greatest number of games in a single season matching the selected criteria". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2017.

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