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…
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Chris Bootcheck has opted-out with the Durham Bulls and has become a free agent. [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]
- Desmond Jennings, Brandon Guyer, and Russ Canzler were named to the International League All-Star team.
- There was a time a while back when we used to dream of trading Carl Crawford for Jose Reyes. Well, that never happened, but we can still compare the two players. And yes, we would love for the Rays to add Reyes for the stretch run. But let’s get real. We all know that is never happening. [Baseball Prospectus]
- JB Long and his million dollar smile offer up their midseason report card for the Rays. [BayNews9]
- Here is an update of the Rays draft pick signings. [Rays Prospects]
- “Inside the Rays” will have a story on the Rays’ Dominican academy this weekend. Here is a preview. [FoxSportsFlorida]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Charlotte 6, DURHAM 3 (gm 1): Alex Torres allowed 4 runs in 4.2 innings, but just 1 was earned. He struck out 5 in game 1 of the double-header…CF Desmond Jennings returned to the lineup and went 0-4 with 2 Ks…RF Brandon Guyer was 1-3…C Robinson Chirinos went 0-3.
- Charlotte, DURHAM (gm 2; 9): Chris Bootcheck allowed 4 runs in 6 innings…CF Desmond Jennings was 1-5…LF Leslie Anderson had 3 hits including a double and drove in 2.
- Mobile 7, MONTGOMERY 6: Shane Dyer was pounded for 7 runs in 5 innings…SS Tim Beckham went 2-5 and 2B Shawn O’Malley was 3-5 with 4 RBI.
- CHARLOTTE 6, Jupiter 5: Jake Thompson allowed just 1 run in 6 innings. His ERA is now 2.66…2B Tyler Bortnick had 3 hits including a double. He drove in 2 and stole his 21st base…SS Hak-Ju Lee was not in the lineup.
- BOWLING GREEN 6, Dayton 5: Braulio Lara tossed 5 shutout innings with 3 Ks and 3 walks…RF Cody Rogers was 1-5 with 2 Ks…SS Derek Dietrich was 1-5 and is now hitting .277.
- Brooklyn 16, HUDSON VALLEY 5: C Matt Rice hit his first home run of the season. He is now 10-26 (.385).
- Bluefield 6, PRINCETON 4: RF Drew Vettleson doubled in 4 at bats. He is hitting .244…LF Josh Sale went 0-4 and is hitting .133.