It's the winter of 2001, Baseball America names Jimmy Journell the Cardinals #1 prospect. Out west, at the same time Dennis Tankersley is ranked as the San Diego Padres' Top Pitching Prospect. This spring, five long years and a lot of broken dreams later, they may battle each other for a spot in the St. Louis bullpen.
<b>2004 Padres Position Players - End of the Year Awards</b><br><br>The pitching in Portland surprised many. Brian Sweeney, the elder statesman, turned in a spectacular year and earned time with San Diego. Justin Germano and Dennis Tankersley also saw time with the Padres.
October 6, 2004
The San Diego Padres placed left-handed pitcher Sterling Hitchcock on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Dennis Tankersley from Triple-A Portland. In addition, outfielder Brian Buchanan elected to become a free agent instead of accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Portland.
August 24, 2004
Dennis Tankersley left the game early after getting hit by a liner. Another game without Brad Baker spells doom for the Mobile BayBears. Greg Sain wins Hitter of the Week. News on Marcus Nettles. Aaron Coonrod gets a start. Sean Thompson is hammered. Trino Aguilar forgets the out count while Mauber Lopez debuts. Michael Johnson is hitting well – with Peoria.
August 9, 2004