Tim Rakefield
Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield gives up the ball to manager Terry Francona, right, after giving up the seventh run to the Minnesota Twins in third  inning of a baseball game Sunday,  May 11, 2008 in Minneapolis. At left is catcher Kevin Cash.
(AP Photo)

Some Holes Are Just Too Deep to Dig Out Of

"That's a hard way to play the game. That's about as exciting a game as you can have and not win." -- 5.11.08, Terry Francona on coming up short

Box: Twins 9, Sox 8
Globe: Sox Can't Withstand Twins' HR Barrage
It's a Horrific Night When Adam Everett Takes You Deep
Not So Fast: Is Keeping the Red Hot Coco the Way to Go?
Thank You So Much for Pinch Hitting While Sore Manny
Kudos to the Road Warriors for the Comeback
Timlin Seals the Loss

"Really, is Mike Timlin gonna be a part of this bullpen all year? First off he is old and secondly he (is lousy). Yea he helped us to two rings but at 42 and making $2.5 million per, to me its not worth it. I know he is a vet and a good clubhouse guy but if he keeps giving up runs, its time to cut ties." -- 5.11.08, BDD reader KMoney

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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