The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
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THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- JB Long spoke with the Rays All-Stars during Media Day in Anaheim. [Bright House Sports]
- The Mariners wanted Desmond Jennings as part of a package for Cliff Lee. [MLB Trade Rumors]
- The Rays run differential has drastically slowed in recent weeks (scroll to bottom of page). [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]
- The Rays are second in the latest ESPN.com Power Rankings. [ESPN]
- At the break, the Rays have a 72.9% chance of making the playoffs. The Red Sox are only 37.4%. [CoolStandings.com]
- Here is a great pictorial (and video) history of the David Price bobblehead poster and the various transformations it has gone through. [Rays Renegade]
- Joe Henderson looks at the trend in MLB this season that favors the pitchers. [Tampa Tribune]
- Gary Shelton writes about Carl Crawford and his (lack of a) future with the Rays. [St. Pete Times]
- Jason Bartlett went swimming with real Rays (picture included). [Orlando Sentinel]
- Michael Van Sickler looks at the different theories behind the Rays poor attendance. [St. Pete Times]
- Tennessean.com spoke with people from David Price’s hometown about his rise to All-Star game starter. [Tennessean.com]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Check out Rays Prospects for boxscores and more detailed recaps. [Rays Prospects]
- DURHAM: (no game scheduled)
- MONTGOMERY: (no game scheduled)
- CHARLOTTE: Shane Dyer dropped to 4-6 after giving up 5 runs in 4.2 innings on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 2…Michael Sheridan (2) and Tony Scelfo (4) homered for the Stone Crabs.
- BOWLING GREEN: Albert Suarez made his first start of the season, but was limited to just 2.1 innings. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits and walked 3. He struck out 1…The Hot Rods managed just 5 hits.
- HUDSON VALLEY: Miguel Sierra gave up 4 runs in 5 innings…Derek Dietrich hit his first professional home run and went 3-4. He has a 5-game hitting streak and is 11-22 over that span…Phil Wunderlich was 4-5 with a home run and he drove in 5. He has 18 hits in the last 10 games.
- PRINCETON: Enny Romero made his 5th start giving up just 1 run in 6 innings lowering his ERA to 1.35. He struck out 8 and walked none. He has 15 Ks and no walks over his last 2 games.