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The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.


  • JP Howell is expected to rejoin the bullpen tonight. He was diagnosed with gout in his foot. [Marc Topkin]
  • Hak-Ju Lee and Matt Moore have been named to the international and US teams respectively, for the upcoming Futures Game during All-Star weekend.
  • Keith Law has some glowing things to say about the Rays 39th round pick after watching him pitch this week. [ESPN]
  • Apparently BJ Upton went hunting on the off-day. This is probably what it was like if he went hunting with Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis. [YouTube]


  • DURHAM 4, Buffalo 1: Big night for Alex Torres who struck out 12 in 7 shutout innings. He gave up 3 hits and 3 walks. His ERA is 3.69…DH Jose Lobaton and C Robinson Chirinos were each 2-4…LF Leslie Anderson hit his 6th home run…CF Desmond Jennings was 0-4 with 2 Ks and a hit-by-pitch…Jake McGee pitched a scoreless 9th for his 8th save.
  • MONTGOMERY 5, Jackson 3: Nick Barnese struck out 7 and walked none in 6 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 7 hits…Matt Bush picked up his 2nd save in 1 shutout inning…SS Tim Beckham was 0-4 with 2 Ks.
  • Palm Beach 6, CHARLOTTE 2: Merrill Kelly allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 5.1 innings…SS Hak-Ju Lee was 1-4…2B Tyler Bortnick was also 1-4.
  • BOWLING GREEN: (no games scheduled)
  • HUDSON VALLEY 4, Brooklyn 1: Wilking Rodriguez struck out 6 and allowed just 2 hits in 5 shutout innings.
  • PRINCETON 6, Burlington 3: C Justin O’Connor hit his first home run as a pro…RF Drew Vettleson was 1-5.

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  1. Sarah says:

    There's no way the Rays would pick up his expensive contract, but I'm strangely tickled to see that Francisco Rodriguez is willing to waive his no-trade clause if he were sent to "good teams like...the Rays."

  2. zenny says:

    Gout??? Really??? That's the (old) Ben Franklin disease, usually caused by a lifetime of poor eating.

  3. Joe D. says:

    Hey now, I had gout at 18. It usually coincides with kidney stones, no fun, best thing to do is drink more water...

  4. zenny says:

    Oh. Well, I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internets.


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