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.