The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
Angels 2, RAYS 0 (boxscore)
THE GOOD: Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi deserved a better fate in his return to the big leagues, holding the Angels to just 1 run in 5 innings.
THE BAD: No Offense. Desmond Jennings and Ben Zobrist were at the top of the order and went 2-5 with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch. The rest of the lineup went 1-24 with 3 walks. The Rays were also just 1-13 with runners on base. The lone hit came in the 9th inning when the right fielder misplayed Yunel Escobar’s deep flyball into a double. But because it looked like the ball would be caught, Wil Myers could not score on the hit.
THE TELLING: Matt Moore had a rough night during his rehab start for triple-A Durham. In 4 innings, he gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out just 2… Dan Johnson has been released by the Yankees triple-A club. In 133 games he hit .253 with 21 home runs. He last played in the big leagues last year with the White Sox and in the last 6 seasons, he has played a total of 96 games in the big leagues. Of course, he had a couple of big games with the Rays…The Rays are now 75-57, 2.5 games behind the Red Sox and 4.0 games ahead of the Orioles for the second Wild Card spot.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- So, about that trade. The Royals are going to miss the playoffs. Again. For the 28th straight year. That’s bad. [BI Sports]
- BJ Upton’s house in Tampa is for sale. It will set you back $1.6 million. [The Big Lead]
- The Bucs played their final preseason game last night, the one game all year I won’t watch. JoeBucsFan, has everything we need to know. [JBF]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
Here is the home run Tim Beckham hit a couple of days ago…
MONTGOMERY 7, Birmingham 2. Mike Colla did not allow a run in 5 innigns. He struck out 3…Delmon Young was 2-6 and is now 6-23 in his first 6 games with the Biscuits…Mikie Mahtook was 1-5 with his 28th double.
CHARLOTTE 1, Palm Beach 0. Felipe Rivero tossed 4.2 shutout innings, striking out 3 and walking 2…Richie Shaffer had 2 of the Stone Crabs’ 5 hits, both singles.
BOWLING GREEN 5, South Bend 3. Andrew Toles went 2-5, stole his 62nd base and scored 3 runs.