Rays 7, Indians 0
Brewers 5, Rays 1 (click image for boxscore)

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

THE GOOD: John Jaso. He had 2 hits. That’s it.

THE BAD: Tip The Cap. Zack Greinke entered the game with a 5.23 ERA, but he has not been a 5.23 ERA pitcher. In fact, he might be the unluckiest pitcher we have ever seen. His K-BB ratio is over 7 (3 is good) and he has pitched more like a pitcher with a 2.50 ERA. In the end, you just tip your cap and be grateful that the Rays actually got 4 hits…JP Howell. Geez. After we celebrated the return of the Dude we all loved. He goes out and can’t retire any of the 3 batters he faced.

THE TELLING: Johnny Damon started in left field again…Andy Sonnanstine has pitched 1 inning in the last 18 days. During that stretch, he was paid ~$91,000.


  • Joe Maddon shuffled the rotation again. James Shields will now pitch on Friday, followed by Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann. [MarcTopkin]
  • Ken Rosenthal writes about the possibility of trading James Shields. [Fox Sports]
  • 2010 first round pick Josh Sale homered in his first pro game yesterday. On a side-note, did you know he is Samoan? Neither did we. [Samoa Observer]
  • Here, Josh Sale talks about starting his pro career. [Daily Telegraph]
  • Here is Don Zimmer back in 1957. [SI Vault]
  • Jeff Passan projects James Shields and Kyle Farnsworth to be named to the AL All-Star squad. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The Orlando Sentinel ran an article on their website yesterday titled “Report: Rays confident they’ll be able to sign top scorer Stamkos.” Oops. It has since been fixed, but you can still see the title in this Google search. [Google]


  • Buffalo 9, DURHAM 1: Lance Cormier made his first start since 2008, giving up 4 runs (1 earned) in 4 innings…CF Desmond Jennings was 0-4…RF Brandon Guyer had a single in 4 at bats.
  • MONTGOMERY: Southern League All-Star Game Matt Moore started for the South Division, but was pounded for 4 runs in less than an inning of work.
  • St. Lucie 9, CHARLOTTE 0: Alex Colome was the unfortunate victim of no run support. He gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings…The Stone Crabs managed just 1 hit, a single by 3B Matt Hall…SS Hak-Ju Lee was 0-4 and is 0-9 in the last 2 games to drop his average down to .342. That still leads the FSL.
  • BOWLING GREEN: Midwest League All-Star Game SS Derek Dietrich started and walked in both plate appearances.
  • Staten Island 1, HUDSON VALLEY 0 (12):
  • PRINCETON 7, Burlington 5: In his first game as a pro, and more than a year since being drafted, LF Josh Sale homered. He finished 1-3 with a walk…RF Drew Vettleson was 2-4 with a pair of singles.




  1. Don says:

    Jaso NOT playing EVERYDAY for this non-hitting team is a crime...but expect it to continue as long as the Maddon/Shopp/Sheldon love affair continues... maybe when were out of it????

  2. Alex says:

    Why does JP continue to switch wind ups. Last night when he got rocked he used his new and not improved wind up. Then he'd periodically go back to the old wind up to throw a curve ball


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