The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
THE GOOD: BJ Upton. After an 0-17 stretch, Bossman has 4 hits in his last 7 at bats.
THE BAD: DevilRaysian Bullpen. In one recent 25-game stretch, the Rays gave up 8 home runs in the 8th inning or later that tied the game or put the Rays behind. They did it again last night thanks to Dan Wheeler.
THE TELLING: 12,514. As in the attendance last night…Ichiro’s home run was long, but it wasn’t that long. It had a “true distance” of 402 feet. There have been 57 home runs at the Trop this season that have traveled farther.
SUNBURST PLAYER OF THE GAME: BJ Upton
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Joe Maddon on the late-season struggles: “I like the way everybody’s hanging together. There’s a lot of lessons to be learned through negative experiences also.” Marc Topkin on JoeMa’s statement: “Well, they should be plenty smart then.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves. [St. Pete Times]
- Wade Davis is using the last few weeks as an audition for the 2010 rotation. Anybody think there is a chance he won’t be in the rotation next season? [St. Pete Times]
- Would you give up one of the Rays young starting pitchers for Adam Dunn? He would certainly be an upgrade over Pat Burrell, but Dunn will make $12 million next season and what do you do with Burrell and his contract? [Bleacher Report]