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:

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

ProJo:

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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