It Was the Best of Times ...

Red Sox rookie pitcher Justin Masterson was outstanding for six innings, giving up only one run, and after coming out of the game, he was all smiles in the dugout as he talked to Sean Casey, but the Boston bullpen let him down, and the Angels were victorious 7-5.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

It Was the Worst of Times ...

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(BDD Photo Illustration / Tom Surette)

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Things to tell the manager before the pitching begins: "Warming up I was a tad dizzy, I was hoping to get through it." -- 4.24.08, a not-so-confident Manny Delcarmen

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Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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