2004 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2004 season brought change to the Dodgers as the sale of the franchise to developer Frank McCourt was finalized during spring training. McCourt promptly dismissed General Manager Dan Evans and hired Paul DePodesta to take over the team. That led to a flurry of trade activity as the new group attempted to rebuild the Dodgers in their image.

Despite it all, the Dodgers managed to finish the season in first place in the Western Division of the National League and won their first post season game since 1988. However they lost the NL Division Series 3-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

2004 Los Angeles Dodgers
2004 NL West champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record93–69 (.574)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Frank McCourt
General manager(s)Paul DePodesta
Manager(s)Jim Tracy
Local televisionFox Sports Net West 2; KCOP (13)
Local radioKFWB
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday
KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League West

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 0.574 49–32 44–37
San Francisco Giants 91 71 0.562 2 47–35 44–36
San Diego Padres 87 75 0.537 6 42–39 45–36
Colorado Rockies 68 94 0.420 25 38–43 30–51
Arizona Diamondbacks 51 111 0.315 42 29–52 22–59

Record vs. opponents

2004 National League Records

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Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MTL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 2–4 4–2 3–3 6–13 3–4 2–4 3–16 3–3 0–6 3–4 1–5 2–4 7–12 5–14 1–5 6–12
Atlanta 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–2 14–5 3–3 4–3 4–2 15–4 12–7 10–9 4–2 3–3 4–3 2–4 8–10
Chicago 2–4 3–3 9–8 5–1 3–3 10–9 2–4 10–7 3–3 4–2 3–3 13–5 4–2 2–4 8–11 8–4
Cincinnati 3–3 4–2 8–9 3–3 4–2 6–11 4–2 10–8 4–2 3–3 3–3 9–10 2–4 3–3 5–14 5-7
Colorado 13–6 2–4 1–5 3–3 1–5 1–5 8–11 2–4 2–4 1–5 5–3 2–4 10–9 8–11 1–5 8–10
Florida 4–3 5–14 3–3 2–4 5–1 3–3 3–3 4–2 11–8 15–4 12–7 1–5 4–2 2–5 2–4 7–11
Houston 4–2 3–3 9–10 11–6 5–1 3-3 1–5 13–6 2–4 2–4 6–0 12–5 2–4 2–4 10–8 7–5
Los Angeles 16–3 3–4 4–2 2–4 11–8 3–3 5–1 3–3 4–3 3–3 1–5 6–0 10–9 10–9 2–4 10–8
Milwaukee 3–3 2–4 7–10 8–10 4–2 2–4 6–13 3–3 5–1 2–4 0–6 6–12 2–4 1–5 8–9 8–4
Montreal 6–0 4–15 3–3 2–4 4–2 8-11 4–2 3–4 1–5 9–10 7–12 4–2 1–6 1–5 3–3 7–11
New York 4–3 7–12 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–15 4–2 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–11 1–5 1–6 4–2 1–5 10–8
Philadelphia 5-1 9–10 3–3 3–3 3–5 7–12 0–6 5–1 6–0 12–7 11–8 3–3 5–1 2–4 3–3 9–9
Pittsburgh 4–2 2–4 5–13 10–9 4–2 5–1 5–12 0–6 12–6 2–4 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 5–12 2–10
San Diego 12–7 3–3 2–4 4–2 9–10 2–4 4–2 9–10 4–2 6–1 6–1 1–5 3–3 12–7 2–4 8–10
San Francisco 14–5 3–4 4–2 3–3 11–8 5–2 4–2 9–10 5–1 5–1 2–4 4–2 1–5 7–12 3–3 11–7
St. Louis 5–1 4–2 11–8 14–5 5–1 4-2 8–10 4–2 9–8 3–3 5–1 3–3 12–5 4–2 3–3 11–1

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Dave Roberts Left fielder
César Izturis Shortstop
Milton Bradley Center fielder
Shawn Green First baseman
Paul Lo Duca Catcher
Juan Encarnación Right fielder
Adrián Beltré Third baseman
Alex Cora Second baseman
Hideo Nomo Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

2004 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Jeff Weaver 34 34 220.0 13-13 4.01 67 153 0
Kazuhisa Ishii 31 31 172.0 13-8 4.71 98 99 2
Odalis Pérez 31 31 196.3 7-6 3.25 44 128 0
José Lima 36 24 170.3 13-5 4.07 34 93 0
Hideo Nomo 18 18 84.0 4-11 8.25 42 54 0
Edwin Jackson 8 5 24.7 2-1 7.30 11 16 0
Brad Penny 3 3 11.7 1-2 3.09 6 6 0

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Éric Gagné 70 0 82.3 7-3 2.19 22 114 45
Duaner Sánchez 67 0 80.0 3-1 3.38 27 44 0
Darren Dreifort 60 0 50.7 1-4 4.44 36 63 1
Guillermo Mota 52 0 63.0 8-4 2.14 27 52 1
Tom Martin 47 0 28.3 0-1 4.13 14 18 1
Wilson Álvarez 40 15 120.7 7-6 4.03 31 102 1
Giovanni Carrara 42 0 53.7 5-2 2.18 20 48 2
Yhency Brazobán 31 0 32.7 6-2 2.48 15 27 0
Elmer Dessens 12 1 19.7 1-0 3.20 8 18 0
Brian Falkenborg 6 0 14.3 1-0 7.53 9 11 0
Scott Stewart 11 0 12.3 1-0 5.84 6 8 0
Mike Venafro 17 0 9.0 0-0 4.00 3 6 0
Masao Kida 3 0 4.7 0-0 0.00 1 5 0
Rodney Myers 1 0 2.0 0-0 0.00 0 1 0

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Paul Lo Duca C/1B 91 349 .301 41 105 10 49 2
David Ross C 70 165 .170 13 28 5 15 0
Brent Mayne C 47 96 .188 5 18 0 5 0
Tom Wilson C 9 8 .125 1 1 0 0 0
Shawn Green 1B/RF 157 590 .266 92 157 28 86 5
Alex Cora 2B 138 405 .264 47 107 10 47 3
César Izturis SS 159 670 .288 90 193 4 62 25
Adrián Beltré 3B 156 598 .334 104 200 48 121 7
Jose Hernandez 2B/SS/3B/LF 95 211 .289 32 61 13 29 3
Robin Ventura 1B/3B 102 152 .243 19 37 5 28 0
Olmedo Sáenz 1B 77 111 .279 17 31 8 22 0
Hee-Seop Choi 1B 31 62 .161 5 10 0 6 0
Joe Thurston 2B 17 17 .176 1 3 0 1 0
Antonio Perez 2B/SS 13 13 .231 5 3 0 0 1
Jose Flores 3B 9 4 .250 0 1 0 0 0
Jayson Werth LF/RF/CF 89 290 .262 56 76 16 4
Milton Bradley CF/LF/RF 141 516 .267 72 138 19 67 15
Juan Encarnación RF/LF 86 324 .235 42 76 13 43 3
Dave Roberts LF/CF 68 233 .253 45 59 2 21 33
Steve Finley CF 58 224 .324 31 59 13 46 1
Jason Grabowski LF/RF 113 173 .220 18 38 7 20 0
Chin-Feng Chen LF 8 8 .000 1 0 0 0 0

2004 National League Division Series

The 2004 National League Division Series was played between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis ended up winning the series 3-1.

Game 1, October 5

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 9 1
St. Louis 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 X 8 9 0
W: Woody Williams (1-0)  L: Odalis Pérez (0-1)  
HRs: LATom Wilson (1); STLAlbert Pujols (1), Larry Walker 2 (2), Jim Edmonds (1), Mike Matheny (1)

Game 2, October 7

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
St. Louis 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 X 8 11 0
W: Danny Haren (1-0)  L: Jeff Weaver (0-1)  
HRs: LAMilton Bradley (1), Shawn Green (1), Jayson Werth (1)

Game 3, October 9

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Los Angeles 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 X 4 7 0
W: José Lima (1-0)  L: Matt Morris (0-1)  
HRs: LAShawn Green 2 (3)

Game 4, October 10

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 8 0
Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
W: Jeff Suppan (1-0)  L: Wilson Álvarez (0-1)  
HRs: STLAlbert Pujols (2), Reggie Sanders (1); LAJayson Werth (2)

2004 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Terry Kennedy
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Scott Little
A Columbus Catfish South Atlantic League Dann Bilardello
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Travis Barbary
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Luis Salazar
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League

Major League Baseball Draft

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Scott Elbert

The Dodgers selected 52 players in this draft. Of those, nine of them would eventually play Major League baseball. They gained an extra first round pick and a supplemental first round pick as compensation for the loss of free agent pitcher Paul Quantrill.

With their three first round picks, the Dodgers selected left handed pitcher Scott Elbert from Seneca High School, right-handed pitcher Justin Orenduff from Virginia Commonwealth University and second baseman Blake DeWitt from Sikeston High School. Elbert became a relief pitcher for the Dodgers, but numerous injuries kept him from reaching his potential. Orenduff never reached the Majors, pitching in 131 minor league games through 2011. DeWitt hit .257 in 426 games in the Majors, primarily as a utility player.

References

  1. ^ 2004 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

2004 Draft Picks
Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Scott Elbert LHP Seneca High School Yes 2004–2015 MLB
1 Blake DeWitt 2B Sikeston High School Yes 2004–2013 MLB
1s Justin Orenduff RHP Virginia Commonwealth University Yes 2004–2011 AAA
2 Blake Johnson RHP Parkview Baptist High School Yes 2004–2013 AAA
3 Cory Dunlap 1B Contra Costa College No
Nationals-2006
2004–2007 AAA
4 Javy Guerra RHP Billy Ryan High School Yes 2004–present MLB
5 Anthony Raglani OF George Washington University Yes 2004–2007 AA
6 Daniel Batz 1B University of Rhode Island Yes 2004–2006 A
7 B. J. Richmond OF Spartanburg Methodist College Yes 2004–2007 A
8 Carlos Medero-Stullz C Goleman High School Yes 2004–2006 A
9 David Nicholson 3B University of California, Berkeley Yes 2004–2007 AA
10 Cory Wade RHP Kentucky Wesleyan College Yes 2004–2014 MLB
11 Chris Westervelt C Stetson University Yes 2004–2006 A+
12 Sam Steidl OF University of Minnesota Duluth Yes 2004–2005 A
13 Jeff Larish OF Arizona State University No
Tigers-2005
2005–2013 MLB
14 Brian Akin RHP Davidson College Yes 2004–2009 AAA
15 Joe Savery LHP Lamar High School No
Phillies-2007
2007–2014 MLB
16 Chase Dardar RHP Delgado Community College No
Rockies-2006
2006 A-
17 Daniel Forrer LHP Chipola College No
Pirates-2007
2007 A-
18 Matt Paul 2B Southern University and A&M College Yes 2004–2005 A+
19 David Price LHP Blackman High School No
Rays-2008
2008–present MLB
20 Mark Alexander RHP University of Missouri, Columbia Yes 2004–2008 AAA
21 Justin Simmons LHP University of Texas at Austin Yes 2004–2006 AAA
22 Kyle Wilson RHP University of California, Los Angeles Yes 2005–2013 AA
23 Kenny Plaisance RHP Louisiana State University, Eunice Yes 2004 A
24 Kody Kaiser SS Edmond Santa Fe High School No
Tigers-2007
2007–2011 AA
25 Justin Ruggiano OF Texas A&M University Yes 2004–2017 MLB
26 Ben Petralli C Weatherford High School No 2010 Ind
27 Levander Graves C Dillon High School No
28 James Lawler 1B San Jacinto College No
29 Ryan Strieby 1B Edmonds Community College No
Tigers-2006
2006–2015 AAA
30 Paul Gran SS Bothell High School No
Marlins-2008
2008–2013 AAA
31 Ryan Koch RHP Osceola High School No
Blue Jays-2008
2008–2009 A
32 Michael Stutes RHP Lake Oswego High School No
Phillies-2008
2008–2013 MLB
33 James Gilbert RHP Chabot College Yes 2006 Rookie
34 Chris Lemay LHP Kwantlen College No
35 Lynn Henry OF Buras High School No
36 Michael Burgher OF Shorecrest High School No
37 Jeremy Brown OF Pratt Community College Yes 2005–2007 AAA
38 Justin Crist 2B Chandler–Gilbert Community College Yes 2004–2005 A
39 Michael Branham RHP Jesuit High School No
40 Brandon Carter SS Old Dominion University Yes 2004–2010 A
41 Troy Grundy RHP Carbon High School No
42 Christopher Johnson RHP Cabell Midland High School No
43 David Bilardello LHP Vero Beach High School No
Cardinals-2007
2007–2011 A+
44 Kyle Rapp LHP Wabash Valley College No
45 Mike Hernandez OF Connors State College No
Tigers-2006
2006–2014 AA
46 Andrew Brewer RHP Metro Christian Academy No
47 Bobby Bratton SS Central High School No 2008 Ind
48 Joe Norrito RHP Nova Southeastern University Yes 2004–2009 AAA
49 Scott Bates C Salado High School No
50 Ross Hoffman 1B Bakersfield College No

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