I lost track of how many times I heard the phrase “laser show” on the NESN telecast last night, but I didn’t mind, as Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia put on a performance for the ages in a 13-11Red Sox win over the Colorado Rockies.
Pedroia hit three home runs on the night (including the one that eventually won the game), went 5-5, was on base six times and drive in five runs in the win.
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Here are today’s top-10, no-garbage links…
Pedroia amazes, but doesn’t surprise - Gordon Edes says that nothing Pedroia does surprises his teammates any more.
Pedroia big in the clutch - Nick Cafardo looks the MVP-like performance from Pedroia.
Things looking up for Bowden - Peter Abraham’s Minor League notebook has Michael Bowden, a once-hot prospect for the Sox, getting things back together.
Defense, a way of life - Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics top pick just loves to play defense.
Starting to put game plan in motion - Gary Washburn has the Celtics making the first steps towards next season, and looks at what might happen with Paul Pierce.
Cloudy skies on the Celtics horizon - Paul Flannery says tha the present is very cloudy for the Celtics.
And … action: Draft Diary XIV - Bill Simmons has his annual draft diary.
Seguin will be a feel-good pick for B’s - Joe Haggerty looks at the Bruins projected pick tonight.