Portland readies itself for the playoffs with a loss. Mobile gets a win on its way to the playoffs and Colt Morton homered in his Southern League debut. Lake Elsinore bows out of the race when the competition gets hot. The Fort Wayne Wizards powered its way into the playoffs with 15 wins in 20 games. Skip Adams made the most of the season finale and Leo Rosales came up big in the end.
September 7, 2004
Brian Buchanon homered in his second game with Portland. Eddie Oropesa blew up for one of the few times this season – with the Beavers. RD Spiehs has hit a rut and it is costing games. Kevin Beavers stepped in for Eddie Bonine and did a commendable job. Peter Ciofrone committed a mental error and it may not have affected the outcome of the game. Brian Burks blew the game in the ninth – a game that Eugene could have really used given their abysmal record. Peoria was two-hit on Saturday.
July 25, 2004
Ramon Hernandez has four RBI's in two games. Marty McLeary is back in the pen and doing well. Kevin Beavers made his first start of the year with Lake Elsinore after working in relief all year. Luke Steidlmayer has kept his walks down and if not for one innings would have been near flawless. The opposition finally got to Vern Sterry. Matt Thayer is the Mark Loretta of the San Diego Padres minor league system.
July 19, 2004