9-17-2015 10-03-25 AM

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.

Yankees 3, RAYS 1 (boxscore)

THE GOOD: Chris Archer struck out 7 and now has 243 on the season, a new franchise record. Scott Kazmir had the previous mark, with 239 strikeouts in 2007. Archer is now 7 strikeouts behind Chris Sale, who leads the AL with 250. Clayton Kershaw is tops in MLB with 264.

THE BAD: 2-out probz. With the Rays down 1-0 in the 5th and with runners on second and third, Evan Longoria hit a weird-looking pop-up over his head that Brian McCann made a nice diving grab on to end the threat.

THE TELLING: David Price leads the AL in ERA at 2.42…The Rays are now 70-75, 13 games back in the East (1 game ahead of the Red Sox for last place) and 6.5 games back in the Wild Card (6 in the loss column) with 5 teams between the Rays and the Astros. Then, in the very next half-inning, again with 2 outs, Chase Headley  blooped a single right to where the shortstop would normally be standing, driving in the second run for the Yankees. Then, in the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs and the bases loaded, James Loney struck out on a pitch in the dirt.

THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • VP of baseball operations Chaim Bloom will indeed interview for the Brewers’ GM spot. [Ken Rosenthal]
  • Prospect Blake Snell won another post-season award, being named Baseball America’s minor league player of the year. Snell was previously named the top minor leaguer by USA Today. [Baseball America]
  • The Rays are one of 10 clubs “with the most social female fans.” [Forbes]

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