Two suspended; Dirk Hayhurst pummelled

Big updates from the Portland Beavers, including the medal round, suspensions, new starters and new closers. Roger Deago left the game having allowed one run due to a rain delay but was charged four. Dirk Hayhurst had his worst outing as a professional. Sean Thompson had another solid outing wasted. Jake Vose made his first start of the year. An error on Trino Aguilar cost the game.
August 25, 2004

Padres' Spring Training shortstop clash heats up

David Wells, Ramon Hernandez, Jay Payton, Terence Long, Ismael Valdes, and Jeff Cirillo, just to name a few. The Padres have brought in a multitude of experienced players to try to go from worst to first and keep pace with the perennial division-winning Giants and the high-spending Dodgers. Another addition, Rey Ordoñez, would have been the man for the Padres a few years ago. The battle this season involves the Mets' former three-time gold glove shortstop and homegrown talent Khalil Greene.
March 17, 2004

Padres Win, Petco Park Opens

It was all about youth in the San Diego padres 5-4 victory over the White Sox on Thursday. Rookies and second year players made up all of the offense while the pitching settled in after a shaky start by Brian Lawrence. <br><br> Back in San Diego Petco park officially opened for business in front of a sellout crowd. The SDSU Aztecs won the game 4-0 and Tony Gwynn was ecstatic about the win.
March 12, 2004