The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Juan Cruz was activated from the DL with Mike Ekstrom being optioned back to Durham.
- The Rays would have to go 38-17 down the stretch to reach 94 wins. 94 is probably the minimum number for the Wild Card this year.
- Here is an updated look at which draft picks have signed so far. [Rays Prospects]
- David Price talks about what he needs to do to improve down the stretch. [TBO.com]
- Marc Topkin writes about the resurgent Ben Zobrist and how he got back on top. [TampaBay.com]
- Are the Bucs a Super Bowl contender? [Joe Bucs Fan]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- DURHAM: (no game scheduled)
- MONTGOMERY 9, Jacksonville 3: Chris Archer allowed 2 runs in 6 innings, walking 4 and striking out 6…1B Henry Wrigley hit his 11th home run…SS Tim Beckham was 1-4 with a walk.
- CHARLOTTE 7, Tampa 4: /dh Hak-Ju Lee had a double in 5 at bats. He is now hitting .315…2B Tyler Bortnick had a single and 2 walks. He also stole his 35th base.
- BOWLING GREEN 8, Dayton 6: George Jensen did not allow a hit in 5 innings, striking out 1 and walking 1…DH Derek Dietrich hit his 15th home run and 3B Julio Cedeno homered for the second straight game, his 6th.
- HUDSON VALLEY 6, Williamsport 1: 7th round pick Ryan Carpenter made his second start and finally allowed a hit. But in 10 innings, he still hasn’t allowed a run. This time he tossed 5 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits, striking out 5 and walking none.
- Greeneville 7, PRINCETON 2: CF Joel Caminero hit his 3rd home run.