The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
No GBT today. We’ll be back tomorrow with our regular allotment of shenanigans.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo has been named as a coach for the Future’s game during All-Star weekend. [WRAL]
- Several people have pointed us to this piece about Sam Fuld in New Yorker. We haven’t read it yet because it is subscriber-only for the online version, but it looks good. [New Yorker]
- TAUNTR even made a video to go along with the piece about Sam Fuld. It is a preview for a fictional Lifetime movie. [TAUNTR]
- Brandon Guyer talks to his hometown paper about his cup of coffee with the Rays, getting drafted, and how he met his Emmy Award-winning wife. [Fairfax Times]
- Matt Joyce is the 16th player from Hillsborough County named to an All-Star team. [Rays Report]
- Sounds like the Mets are leaning towards keeping Jose Reyes. Not that the Rays would have ever given up any decent prospects for him. [NY Post]
- What are the Bucs top priorities in free agency? [Joe Bucs Fan]
- A brief look back at the decision to choose Rocco Baldelli in the 2000 draft. [Pawtucket Times]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Gwinnett 11, DURHAM 3: Dirk Hayhurst gave up 5 runs in 5.2 innings on 11 hits. He struck out 4 and walked none…RF Desmond Jennings went 2-4 with a walk…CF Brandon Guyer was 0-4…C Jose Lobaton had a double and a walk and drove in a run.
- MONTGOMERY 10, Tennessee 1: Jim Paduch struck out 9 and walked just 1 in 7 shutout innings. He gave up 2 hits…SS Tim Beckham was 0-3 with a walk…LF Stephen Vogt went 2-5 and is hitting .302…DH Cole Figueroa had 3 singles and drove in 3 runs.
- Jupiter 4, CHARLOTTE 1: Alex Koronis allowed 2 runs in 5 innings. His ERA is now 4.12…SS Hak-Ju Lee was 1-4 including his 3rd home run…2B Tyler Bortnick went 1-3 with a walk.
- Great Lakes 8, BOWLING GREEN 6: SS Derek Dietrich went 0-5 with 2 Ks…LF Nick Schwaner had 4 hits including his 7th home run.
- HUDSON VALLEY 6, Aberdeen 0: Jason McEachern tossed 6 shutout innings with 5 Ks and no walks…1B Jeff Malm hit his 4th home run.
- PRINCETON 5, Bluefield 4: RF Drew Vettleson homered. It was his first home run as a pro. He finished 1-4.
David Price (via TampaBay.com)