Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up just one run in 6 2/3 inning, and Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon closed things out for him as the Red Sox edged the Oakland A’s 2-1 out in Northern California last night.Adrian Beltre homered for the Red Sox in the win.
With the Red Sox out West, it’s once again a slim batch of material to work from today:
Daisuke Matsuzaka unpredictably masterful – Michael Silverman says that you probably didn’t see this one coming.
With Dice, Sox rotation is suddenly loaded – Alex Speier has Dice-K he is capable of being as good as just about any starter on the Red Sox in stretches.
Pedroia feels at home again – Joe McDonald has the Red Sox second baseman happy that he’s not getting death threats this year in Oakland.
Trade prospects a sore subject – Steve Buckley thinks that Del Harris, while coaching the 1982-83 Houston Rockets captured the essence of this Red Sox team.
Value of Cash has its limits - Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has Kevin Cash getting the job done behind the plate but not at it.
Living in a dream world? – Got an extra $5.4 million sitting around? You can buy the cornfield-turned-ballfield used in the movie Field of Dreams.
Danny Ainge can only wait – Mark Murphy says that the Celtics can only sit and wait right now as they try to fill out their roster.
Maybe Shaq makes sense after all – Chris Forsberg set out to write a column against a possible signing of Shaquille O’Neal, but actually ending up doing the opposite.
Luke Harangody Soars in Summer League, Will Be Solid Addition to Celtics Bench – Evans Clinchy has a look at the Celtics second round pick.
Patriots are completely uncoordinated – Glen Farley looks at the Patriots coaching staff.
Also worth noting is Tom E. Curran shooting down John Clayton’s persistent rumors that Tom Brady might not show up for camp.
Postional Previews – Inside Linebackers – Patriots Daily with a look at the group headed up by Jerod Mayo.
Bruins, Savard may not part after all – James Murphy says that the Bruins center might end up staying here.