The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
A PROGRAMMING NOTE: I will be on a much needed vacation for the next few days, fishing in Louisiana. I’m not sure if there will be much in the way of updates. So please behave, and feel free to add your own Good, Bad, and Tellings to the comments.
Blue Jays 7, RAYS 4 (boxscore)
THE GOOD: (Give me a minute, I’ll think of something)
THE BAD: The Trop. Build a new stadium in St. Pete. Build a new one in Tampa. Build a new one in the Bay. I don’t care. Just build something that works. For the third time this season a game at The Trop was delayed by rain when lightning allegedly struck a local substation and knocked out a bank of lights. The delay was nearly 30 minutes. The Trop is a DOME and yet MLB.tv showed this for nearly a half-hour.
THE TELLING: The Rays are now 6-12 in their last 18 games and will need to go 15-7 in their final 22 games just to finish with a winning record…The win guaranteed the Blue Jays their first series win at The Trop since 2007, a stretch of 22 series.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- DOWN ON THE FARM [boxscores] The Durham Bulls lost their first playoff game against Columbus 9-4. Alex Colome gave up 4 runs in 5 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks, including 2 home runs and just 2 strikeouts. Jeremy Moore homered abd Cole Figueroa had a pair of hits but it wasn’t enough…Hudson Valley won their first playoff game 3-0. Enderson Franco struck out 8 and walked none in 7 shutout innings.