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The end of the 2004 minor-league season also signals the arrival of the Batterís Box Post-Season Top 30 Prospects List. It was constructed with invaluable assistance from all members of the Minor-League Reports Team: Gerry McDonald, Mike Green, Ryan01, Jonny German and Craig Burley -- especially regarding the rankings, which were challenging this time around. A separate big thank you to Jonny, who assembled all the stats in HTML format. Bonus: Click here for an exclusive Batter's Box interview with Blue Jaysí Director of Player Development Dick Scott.
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The Fisher Cats defeated Altoona 2-0 to sweep their best-of-five Eastern League Championship series.
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The Fisher Cats took a 2-0 series lead with a 5-4 victory over the Altoona Curve last night.
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The Fisher Cats defeated Binghamton 5-2 last night to win the Eastern League's Northern Division crown.
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More bad news from the minor leagues, as Charleston is eliminated from the playoffs and New Hampshire fails in its bid to sweep its first-round series.
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The Fisher Cats make it two straight. Shaun Marcum and Tom Mastny lose. Dunedin are toast and get to head out of town before Ivan moves in. New Hampshire and Charleston are the only clubs still playing.
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New Hampshire won a thrilling pitcher's duel, while Dunedin was swamped by those damn Tampa Yankees in playoff openers. Charleston's opener was postponed due to rain.
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Charleston and New Hampshire had the day off, Frances made Dunedin wait another day and the Doubledays made another early exit.
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New Hampshire ends the regular season with a bang and Syracuse with a whimper, while Charleston hangs on to win in a nervous ninth. Auburn drops a close one in the farm systemís post-season opener.
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On the second to last day of the season, we report good pitching by Mike Smith and Josh Banks, not so good pitching from the Charleston bullpen. We read Mikael Jova's escape from Cuba story and how Glenn Williams is unhappy to be still in Syracuse.

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Fine pitching in Syracuse and Auburn and a topsy-turvy win for Charleston were the order of the day as the farm affiliates went 3-1.
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Good pitching and lots of hitting led Syracuse, New Hampshire and Charleston to wins. Six minor leaguers had three hit games. Auburn emulate the big Jays with five errors in game 2, three in the last inning, as they were swept in their doubleheader.
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Francisco Rosario has his groove back as the Fisher Cats break out the sparkling wine. Russ Adams is hot as he leaves Syracuse, Guillermo Quiroz and Eric Crozier are not. Ryan Glynn, who has a degree in business economics, delays his retirement plans. Plus bonus coverage for the same low price.

Every team won and Auburn lost (the back end of a doubleheader).
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Two wins and two losses, and two teams a total of two wins from two milestones. Two more are waiting for the playoffs. Oh, and David Purcey threw two-thirds of a perfect freakin' game.

It was a good day.
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All 5 remaining teams were in action and they scored scored 5 wins and 2 losses with a doubleheader and the continuation of a suspended game.
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