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: Heart of Order. Nobody can blame Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena. Those two have been red hot the last few games. Combined they were on base 5 times, driving in 2 and scoring thrice.
THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine. 8 hits, 4 walks, 2 home runs. Only 4 innings. About the same…BJ Upton. 0-4 with 3 Ks and 5 runners left on…Coming Up Empty. Yes they had scored once already, but the bases were still loaded with no outs in a 3-run game. That should be an automatic 1-2 runs. Upton, Bartlett and Crawford went down 1-2-3 effectively ending the game…Strikeouts Are Fascist. 14 of them for the Rays last night.
THE TELLING: A bonus video after the jump that sums up the Rays season in 1:56.
SUNBURST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Carlos Pena
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- On August 22, 2007, the Rays played the Red Sox at the Trop on Wednesday night. The Rays were 47-78 and 27.5 games out of first place. Attendance that night was 17,839. Last night the attendance was 17,692. The Rays can’t get out of St. Pete fast enough.
- The Rays designated Joe Nelson for assignment so that he will have a shot to land with another team. Also, Wade Davis is expected to be called up to pitch part of Monday’s double-header. [St. Pete Times]
- John Romano echoes what we have been saying for a while. At no point this season has this team shown us they are a playoff team. [St. Pete Times]
- Martin Fennelly says the Rays have been waving the white flag for 5 months. [Tampa Tribune]