RAYS 6, Rangers 3 (boxscore)
THE GOOD: none today
THE BAD: none today
THE TELLING: Desmond Jennings was out of the lineup again last night, but could return tonight…The win was the 18th game in a row on the road in which the Rays held the other team to 3 runs or less. That is the second-longest streak in MLB history (1908 Cubs)…The Rays are now 60-61, 2 games behind the Yankees for third in the East and a half-game behind Cleveland for fifth in the Wild Card.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Wil Myers could be back as early as Tuesday. David DeJesus is expected to start a rehab assignment on Monday with Charlotte. [TampaBay.com]
- Major League Baseball elected a new commissioner and there is talk of adding a pitch clock to ballgames. [BI Sports]
- Justin Christian of the Durham Bulls has been suspended 3 games for making a threatening gesture towards a pitcher after being hit. [WDBB]
- DOWN ON THE FARM [boxscores] Wilson Betemit hit his 18th home run, the most by a Bulls player since 2011. Hak-Ju Lee added his 3rd home run. Tim Beckham went 1-5 and Wil Myers did not play…Casey Gillaspie had the only hit for Hudson Valley and was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star game.
Padres manager Bud Black received the ice bucket challenge to support ALS. He then challenged three other managers, including Joe Maddon. So look for a Maddon ice bucket challenge soon.