THE GOOD: Rained Out In Motown. This means one less Andy Sonnanstine start will count in the Rays’ final record. The game will be made up on June 13 which was on off-day between a series in Baltimore and a home series against the Red Sox.
THE BAD: Jeff Faine. I don’t have a problem with Jeff Faine skipping Josh Freeman’s workouts. I do have a problem with Faine using Freeman’s workouts as an opportunity to spew NFLPA propoganda. And that is all these comments are. It is Faine saying the workouts are not a substitute for the real thing. And there is no real thing because the owners have shut the league down. In the end, Faine, who is the Bucs rep in the NFLPA, is causing his own team more harm than he is helping the players’ union.
THE TELLING: The Rays picked up pitcher Jay Buente off waivers from the Marlins and assigned him to triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster, Rob Delaney has been designated for assignment...Elliot Johnson was placed on the DL, with Reid Brignac activated from the bereavement list to fill the roster spot…This was the Rays third postponed game of the year…
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- If you missed it yesterday, Jordi Scrubbings got some behind-the-scenes scoops on the Evan Longoria bare-handed catch video. [Rays Index]
- The Rays aren’t happy with the decision to make up the game on June 13. It adds a game to a long road trip and means the Rays won’t have any off-days for 13 straight days. [TampaBay.com]
- Geez. The 4-letter network can’t even do an owners power ranking without cracking a joke on attendance? [ESPN]
- Prospect Emeel Salem is going to visit with Dr. James Andrews about his knee. [Biscuit Crumbs]
- Rays Prospects has updated their “cumulative mock draft board.” [RaysProspects]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- DURHAM: (no games scheduled)
- Jacksonville 7, MONTGOMERY 6: Jacksonville broke a 4-4 tie with 3 in the top of the 9th…Nick Barnese allowed just 1 run in 5 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 1…SS Tim Beckham was 1-5.
- Dunedin 10, CHARLOTTE 9: Alex Colome was pounded for 8 runs in just 1.2 innings, striking out none and walking 2…2B Tyler Bortnick was 204 with a double and a triple, driving in 5…SS Hak-Ju Lee went 1-4 , but struck out 3 times.
- BOWLING GREEN @ West Michigan: (postponed)
Joe Maddon on rainout (via TampaBay.com)
Dirk Hayhurst has some sweet bowling moves. Skip first 20 seconds.
Dirk Hayhurst maintains composure while being interviewed by a porn star