The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
Red Sox 7, RAYS 3 (boxscore)
THE GOOD: Nothing.
THE BAD: Everything, but mostly the offense. With runners in scoring position and less than 2 outs, the Rays were 1-6 with a walk and a double-play. Yay! *head hits desk*
THE TELLING: Jose Molina will miss at least one game to tend to a family matter…The Rays are now 78-66, 9.5 games behind the Red Sox and just one game ahead of the Yankees in the Wild Card. The good news is that the Rays are still two games up in the loss column.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- A Red Sox fan was arrested during Tuesday’s game after putting his hands around Raymond’s neck twice. The article doesn’t actually state that he was a Red Sox fan. But it does say that he is from a Boston suburb, was “slurring his words,” and was acting like an idiot. So I added two and two and got “Red Sox fan.” [TampaBay.com]
- Ken Rosenthal wondered aloud, “what if Royals make the playoffs and the Rays don’t?” [Ken_Rosenthal]
- Here is a recap of the Durham Bulls’ win last night in the Governor’s Cup championship series. [WDBB]
- The Yankees will pay $29.1 million in luxury tax this season. [BI Sports]
- Things are getting ugly for Josh Freeman. No way he finishes the season as the starting quarterback. [JoeBucsFan]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
DURHAM 2, Pawtucket 1 (The Bulls are tied 1-1 in their best-of-five championship series). The Bulls fell behind in the third inning when JD Martin gave up two singles, a sac bunt and a ground out. But that was the only run Martin would allow in six innings. Jason Bourgeois then tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when he scored on a 2-out passed ball. A Kevin Kiermaier double in the seventh inning then gave the Bulls the lead for good. CJ Riefenhauser and Kirby Yates combined to throw three shutout innings, allowing just one walk.
Here is the double by Kiermaier…
CHARLOTTE. The Stone Crabs finished the regular season 67-65. They lost their playoff series 3-0.
BOWLING GREEN. The Hot Rods finished the regular season 82-56. Bowling Green lost their first round playoff series 2-0.
HUDSON VALLEY. The Renegades finished the season 38-37.
PRINCETON. The Rays finished the season 25-43.