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…
- Troy Renck: “Rockies have always liked James Shields…could make a run at him regardless of where they are in the standings.” [Twitter]
- The Rays and Cardinals had “serious talks” about Colby Rasmus last year. [MLBTR]
- The Rays will open the second-half with David Price (Friday), James Shields (Saturday), and Jeff Niemann (Sunday) pitching in the Red Sox series.
- David Price’s deal to sign memorabilia “I gave up DJ’s 3K” is “lucrative.” [The Heater]
- If you missed our thoughts on David Price’s deal with the Yankees memorabilia partner, you can find them here. [Rays Index]
- “Price is basically bending over and allowing the proverbial shaft of Derek Jeter to enter his rectum”…Not sure we would go that far. [Couch Commentary]
- Dave Martinez trimmed his beard (see image above). [Marc Topkin]
- Mike Lopresti calls the Rays and the Indians, the People’s Champions. [USA Today]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Pawtucket 3, DURHAM 2: Alex Cobb was pulled after just 2 innings due to his pending start with the Rays on either Monday or Tuesday…Andy Sonnanstine gave up 3 runs in 4 innings…DH Felipe Lopez hit his 4th home run…CF Brandon Guyer was 1-3…C Robinson Chirinos went 1-3 with a walk.
- Huntsville 6, MONTGOMERY 3: After maybe his best start of the season, Chris Archer followed that up with 6 runs (5 earned) in 5.1 innings…SS Tim Beckham went 1-4…1B Stephen Vogt hit his 12th home run.
- CHARLOTTE 5, Clearwater 4: CF Ty Morrison’s 2-run single in the bottom of the 9th was the walk-off winner…Merrill Kelly gave up 4 runs in 6 innings…SS Hak-Ju Lee was 1-4 with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
- Cedar Rapids 8, BOWLING GREEN 2: George Jensen was pounded for 8 runs in 3.2 innings…SS Derek Dietrich went 3-3 with a triple.
- HUDSON VALLEY 10, Jamestown 1: RF Chris Winder hit his 2nd home run, a 3-run shot.
- PRINCETON 7, Burlington 3: 1B Cameron Seitzer went 3-4 with 3 doubles and 3 RBI, raising his average to .347…LF Josh Sale hit his 3rd home run.