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

RAYS (boxscore)

No GBT Today


  • We’ve got a LOT of stuff planned for today, including a pre-game Tailgate. So be sure to check back early and often.
  • Games 1 and 2 are now both sold out.
  • If you are going to today’s game, here is the schedule. []
  • A lot of people like the Rays pitching. []
  • But the Rays may have trouble scoring runs. []
  • Stuart Sternberg has Keith Olberman’s phone number in his flip-phone blackberry. No idea why, but that one surprised us. []
  • Bud Selig on The Trop: “They’re playing in a stadium where they can’t make it.” [TCPalm]
  • The Tampa Bay Times (still can’t get used to that) is running a fun new video series with Rays players off the field. Check it out. []
  • According to Baseball America, the Rays do not have one of the top 10 teams in the minor leagues. [Baseball America]

Down on the Farm…

DURHAM 4, Gwinnett 3: Alex Cobb needed 89 pitches to get through 5 innings, but struck out 8 and walked none. He allowed 1 run on 6 hits…Brandon Gomes struck out 2 of the 4 batters he faced…Tim Beckham went 1-6 and stole a base…Brandon Guyer was 0-4 with 2 walks and 2 Ks..

Pensacola 3, MONTGOMERY 1: Shane Dyer struck out 3 in 5 innings, giving up 1 unearned run on 2 hits and 1 walk…Hak-Ju Lee went 1-4 with a double. He struck out twice and committed a throwing error…3B Cole Figueroa had 3 of the Biscuits’ 6 hits.

CHARLOTTE 8, Fort Myers 6: Grayson Garvin started but was pulled after 3 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and 4 walks…SS Derek Dietrich had a single and a double in 5 at bats…CF Mikie Mahtook went 2-2 with 2 walks in his pro debut. He also stole a base, but did commit an error.

BOWLING GREEN 3, South Bend 0: Jake Floethe tossed 5 shutout innings, striking out 6 and walking none. He allowed 3 hits…SS Jake Hager had 3 of the Hot Rods’ 8 hits.





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