THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- The Rays announced that they will replace the Manny Ramirez bobblehead giveaway with a Sam Fuld superperson cape giveaway.
- James Shields will start tonight…JP Howell threw a 26-pitch batting practice session yesterday. [TampaBay.com]
- The Rays are starting to get more aggressive early in counts. [TampaBay.com]
- Guess who’s back? Everybody’s favorite contraction conspirator, also known as “That Forbes Guy.” This time he actually gives us his sources, a radio personality. [Forbes]
- So Manny retires and all of a sudden Desmond Jennings morphs into a power hitter? He has 1 home run and 1 double and yet this SI.com writer says Jennings has had “an early power stroke.” [SI.com]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- DURHAM 5, Charlotte 2: Dirk Hayhurst threw 6 strong innings, striking out 7, walking 1 and giving up just 1 run (solo HR) on 3 hits…DH Jose Lobaton went 4-4 and has 7 hits in the last 2 games…C Robinson Chirinos had another 0-fer, going 0-4. He is now 1-25 this season…RF Brandon Guyer had 2 doubles, a single and a walk…Desmond Jennings did not start.
- Tennessee 12, MONTGOMERY 10: Matt Moore was pounded for 6 runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings including 2 home runs. He struck out 5 and walked none…SS Tim Beckham went 2-5 with a double and his 2nd stolen base…3B Daniel Mayora had a single, double and triple in 4 at bats and drove in 3.
- CHARLOTTE 5, Palm Beach 4 (10): The Stone Crabs won on a Mayo Acosta sac fly in the 10th…Alex Colome allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 innings, striking out 4 and walking 3…2B Tyler Bortnick doubled, but also struck out 4 times. The Stone Crabs struck out 17 times on the night…RF Bret Nommensen singled and walked twice.
- Fort Wayne 3, BOWLING GREEN 2: Victor Mateo gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 4 innings, striking out 3 and walking 1…Eliazer Suero pitched 5 shutout innings of relief, giving up just 2 hits and walking none…SS Derek Dietrich tripled and walked in 4 plate appearances…3B Robby Price had 2 of Bowling Green’s 6 hits.
Sam Fuld talking with a reporter before his 4-extra-base hit night at Fenway
Pre-scruff Sam Fuld. At the end he talks about playing with Diabetes