Scott Cassidy is perfect in save situations since joining Portland. Craig Johnson is one of the hot batters in Lake Elsinore – and Michael Johnson homered again. Daniel Baca has had a rough go of things outside of Arizona. Josh Howard is on his way to going perfect for the Rookie League.
August 31, 2005
Matt Thayer has been on fire since getting the promotion to Lake Elsinore, and anybody going that hard for that long deserves a break. This week in Thayer Thursdays Matt talks about the type of day every hard working American looks forward to, a day off.
May 5, 2005
Outfielder Craig Johnson had some butterflies in his stomach when the minor league rosters were announced, because his name wasn't on them. That changed Wednesday when Johnson's name was added to the Fort Wayne Wizards roster, replacing catcher Jose Lobaton, who is stuck in Peoria recovering from an injury. MadFriars.com talked to Johnson about his new approach at the plate, the difference between speed and ‘game speed,' and what it's like to face a ‘Friday Night Guy' every night.
April 16, 2005
It started out as he had hoped. He began the season with the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League. After getting picked in the 19th round out of Sacramento State, a division of the University of California, he played in 16 games for the Ems and batted .263 before getting demoted to Peoria. Surprised? You bet Craig Johnson was.
September 14, 2004
Chris Oxspring made a successful return to the Portland Beavers. Clay Hensley pitched well but no one is hitting in Mobile. Dirk Hayhurst is back on track. Matt Lauderdale knocked in the game winning run to conclude the suspended game and Travis Chick did the rest in the second game. Matt Bush made his debut in Eugene and knocked in two. Craig Johnson talks about his new role with the Ems over the last week of the season. Julio Cruceta is back hitting well in Peoria.
August 30, 2004
The San Diego Padres have promoted Christopher Kolkhorst and his .352 average to the Fort Wayne Wizards after Tuesday night's game and Craig Johnson returned to the Eugene Emeralds from Peoria to take his place. Fort Wayne outfielder Jordan Pickens was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, August 24.
August 26, 2004