Erik BedardThe 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 4 (boxscore)

THE GOOD: Erik Bedard. I hesitate to put Bedard here because he really wasn’t that good, but he was better and well, there was a lack of better options. Bedard did hold the Red Sox to 1 run, but because he is still afraid to pitch in the strikezone, he was gone after just 5 innings having thrown 104 pitches.

THE BAD: The Bullpen. The normally reliable bullpen imploded. After having just tied the game in the top of the 6th inning, the bullpen gave up 5 runs in the bottom half and the game was essentially over. Brandon Gomes started the bleeding walking 2 of the first 3 batters of the inning. We had seen early on this season that Maddon was going to use Gomes in bigger spots this year. This time it didn’t work.

THE TELLING: Kevin Kiermaier, CJ Riefenhauser, and Mikie Mahtook are injured for the Bulls. Mahtook was hit in the face with a pitch and will miss up to 4 weeks. Riefenhauser is on the DL with an oblique strain.


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  • DOWN ON THE FARM [boxscoresMatt Andriese gave up 4 runs in 6 innings with 6 Ks and just 1 walk. Hak-Ju Lee was 0-4 and is now just 1-17 since coming off the DL…In double-A, Josh Sale hit his first home run of the season and went 3-5…Blake Snell last just 1.2 innings for Bowling Green, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks.




  1. OriginalTom says:

    I would have put that play in left by Joyce where he threw out Victorino at 2nd in the good. I also would put Hanigan's defense in the good his mobility is such a contrast to Molina.

  2. Rob says:

    What's with all of the oblique injuries this year? In addition to Cobb, Ryan Braun went down with one too recently (as did another major leaguer whose name I can't remember).

  3. ken says:

    CJ Reif and Kiermayer getting hurt is not good news. The hurts just keep on coming.

    • Mr. Smith 1980 says:

      Let's just get 'em all out of the way now, so they can be healthy down the stretch...said the fan desperately searching for the silver lining.

  4. TOM says:

    The Rays are a joke. Go Marlins.

    • Dave L says:

      Marlins and Rays are both 4.5 games back.... but i guess to a Marlins fan to be near .500 at any time of the season feels like heaven and reason to crow while you can. Congrats!

  5. Dave L says:

    A rainout and still only 4.5 back.

    Its all going to depend on if we can get more healthy later relative to the rest of the division. 88 or 89 wins may take first place


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