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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NO GBT today. Straight to the links…

THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • Marc Topkin spoke with Matt Joyce about his newfound success. [TampaBay.com]
  • Jared Macdonald recently spoke with Sean Rodriguez about several topics. [The Good Point]
  • Matt Joyce on leading the league in hitting, the benefit of Manny Ramirez’ retirement, and being traded. [Sports Radio Interviews]
  • Tim Beckham recalls his high school team’s quest for a state title. [Montgomery Advertiser]
  • Bus Leagues Baseball recently spoke with former Rays pitcher Mark Hendrickson. [Bus Leagues Baseball]
  • Things aren’t so bad for all of the Rays former players. Grant Balfour has just taken over the closer duties in Oakland. [Swingin' A's]
  • The Bucs aren’t the only team that is doing this, but that doesn’t make it ok. [JoeBucsFan]

DOWN ON THE FARM

  • DURHAM 12, Toledo 3: Brian Baker allowed 3 runs in 5 innings…CF Desmond Jennings hit another home run, his 8th. His career-high is 11…RF Brandon Guyer was 3-3 with 3 walks, including his 8th home run. He is hitting .333…3B Russ Canzler was also 3-3 with 3 walks…LF Chris Carter hit his 6th home run and drove in 4.
  • Jacksonville 3, MONTGOMERY 0: Matt Moore (above) tossed 6 shutout innings, striking out 11 of the 21 batters he faced. We’ll have more on Moore later…SS Tim Beckham was 1-4 and is hitting .297.
  • Tampa 12, CHARLOTTE 2: Drew Leary was pounded for 6 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings…SS Hak-Ju Lee went 1-4 and is now hitting .367…2B Tyler Bortnick was 0-4…RF Brett Nommensen went 2-3 with a double and home run (his 3rd). He also stole his 12th base.
  • West Michigan 6, BOWLING GREEN 3 (7): CJ Riefenhauser gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings on 7 hits. He struck out 4…SS Derek Dietrich went 0-3.
  • BOWLING GREEN 3, West Michigan 2 (7): Enny Romero struck out 5 and walked 5 in 4.1 innings, allowing 2 runs…SS Derek Dietrich was 2-4 with 2 strikeouts…RF Cody Rogers had a pair of doubles.

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  1. The Matt Joyce article from the Times had me spit out my coffee this morning. Joyce told Topkin that Bossman was ragging on the Edwin Jackson trade from CF with Joyce standing right there. LOL

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  2. Don says:

    At least BJ said what a lot of Rays players felt after they gave away one of their best pitchers...BJ just forgot what they took in exchange...

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  3. Hal says:

    Des? Are you there Des? Please report to St. Pete right away.

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  4. phil says:

    we need Jennings now ................the future is now!

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