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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WHERE THEY STAND: The Rays are 69-45, 2 games behind the Yankees and 4 games in front of the Red Sox (5 in the loss column). After 114 games in 2008, the Rays were 68-46.

THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • Rocco Baldelli has been promoted to Durham. [The Heater]
  • The August 29 game against the Red Sox has been moved to ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. [Rays Report]
  • The Rays have a black first base coach and a white third base coach. That is a growing (and disturbing) trend in Major League Baseball. [New York Times]
  • Well, now we know just how far (or high) Noah Pransky is willing to go for a stadium story. Be sure to check out the video in the right column. Scary stuff. [10 News]
  • The Rays have a lot of pitchers on the DL right now. More than you realize. [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]
  • We would argue that Carl Crawford has been more valuable, but if Evan Longoria has a huge final 6 weeks, he could sneak into the AL MVP discussion. [St. Pete Times]
  • Joe Smith looks at why the Rays took a chance on Chad Qualls. [St. Pete Times]
  • Tony Fabrizio looks at how the Rays defense has stepped up recently. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Trying to project who will make the playoffs. [New York Times]

DOWN ON THE FARM

  • Check out Rays Prospects for boxscores and more detailed recaps. [Rays Prospects]
  • DURHAM: Richard de los Santos picked up his 12th win after holding Charlotte to 2 runs in 7 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2…Desmond Jennings (2006-10) went 2-5 with a double and his 31st stolen base…Dioner Navarro was 3-5 with a double. He is hitting .306…Leslie Anderson was 2-3 with a double and a walk. He is 12-26 (.462) in 7 games since being promoted.
  • MONTGOMERY: Jeremy Hall gave up 4 runs in 5 innings striking out 2 and walking 2…Nevin Ashley’s (2006-6) 14th double was one of just 5 hits for the Biscuits. He is hitting .260.
  • CHARLOTTE: Frank de los Santos allowed just 1 run in 7 innings. He struck out 6 and walked none…Rocco Baldelli (2000-1) went 3-4 with a double and a walk. He is 13-46 (.283) in 11 games…Tim Beckham (2008-1) was 1-4 with a walk…Stephen Vogt (2007-12) went 3-5 to raise his FSL leading average to .338.
  • BOWLING GREEN: Kyle Lobstein (2008-2) allowed 3 runs in 6.1 innings, striking out 6 and walking 1…Ty Morrison (2008-4) went 2-4 with his 43 stolen base.
  • HUDSON VALLEY: Wilmer Almonte threw 6.1 shutout innings to lower his ERA to 2.56. He struck out 8 and walked none…Robby Price (2010-13) went 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI.
  • PRINCETON: Eliazer Suero struck out 6 and walked 1 in 5 innings. He gave up 2 runs. He now has 42 Ks to just 11 walks in 49.1 innings.
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  1. Sublime says:

    With his under the mendoza line batting average, they might as well send Shoppach down and bring Navi back up. Plus his defense is better.

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  2. atrain says:

    stop with the "black/white" thing.

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  3. Beth says:

    I wonder if we'll see Leslie Anderson in September call ups?

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  4. brian h says:

    wow, i am excited about Leslie Anderson. Looks like he might be our starting firstbaseman in 2011?

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  5. Matt says:

    Doesn't a player's ERA or batting average reset to 0 if they go to a team in the opposite league because Burrell's numbers did reset but Qualls' haven't.

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