Red Sox Pound Moyer, Phillies – Saturday Quick Links

Jamie Moyer had the worst start of his 24-year Major League career last night, giving up nine hits and nine runs while recording just three outs in the Red Sox 12-2win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park.

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Red Sox 12, Phillies 2: Early show at Fenway – Eric Avidon wonders if social services should be called for what the Red Sox did to the 47-year-old Moyer.

Upon further review, the Red Sox offense has been just fine – Ron Chimelis notes that for all the talk prior to the season about the Red Sox offense being the weak link, it actually has been a strength.

Last hurrah for Lowell as a Red Sox? – Alex Speier wonders if last night’s home run was the last highlight we’ll see from Mike Lowell as a member of the Red Sox.

Humbling time for Moyer, Nelson – Joe McDonald notes that last night for humbling for two pitchers, each for different reasons.

Now Hermida forced on DL – Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has Adrian Beltre sending another Red Sox outfielder to the disabled list.


Putting Finals pieces together – Dan Shaughnessy with a number of items and thoughts on the finals. Not bad, though I did shudder that he somehow managed to work a “Spygate” reference in there.

Game 5 could be Allen’s last in Boston – Chris Forsberg looks at what could be the end of the line for Ray Allen in Boston.

Brought to its knee by injury – Steve Bulpett says that without Andrew Bynum, it looked a lot like 2008 out on the court. The Lakers ARE a different team without him.

I’m not sure why though, the Lakers rely so much on Bynum. His talent is undeniable, but he just can’t stay on the court. He’s played in 82 games in a season just once, and the most other than that was 65 this year. In his five seasons in the NBA, he’s played in 46,82, 35,50 and 65 games. That fact that he’s hurt now shouldn’t be a surprise.

Game 5 offshoot four-gone conclusion – Gary Washburn says that tomorrow night has to be the Celtics night if they have any hopes of a title.

Celtics full of fight – Dan Duggan says that it is the resiliency of this Celtics team that really stands out.


Patriots do the OLB shuffle – Mike Reiss doesn’t think the Patriots have done enough at outside linebacker. He also thinks they’re making a mistake in playing hardball with Logan Mankins.

Hey offense, it’s time to diversify – From yesterday, Karen Guregian looks at some changes that could be coming to the Patriots offense.

USA vs. England preview – John Shimer on offers up a preview of today’s World Cup match.

Bruins Torch Flames

The rare Sunday links make an appearance…

Bruins power up, snuff sputtering Flames – Steve Conroy has the Bruins power play finally producing, giving them three goals in the win over Calgary.

Bruins center Marc Savard progressing slowly from concussion – Mike Loftus has the Bruins center speaking  publicly for the first time since his injury.

Myers at head of this class – Kevin Paul Dupont in his Hockey Notes, pushes the Sabres’ Tyler Myers as rookie of the year.

Plenty of obstacles await Celtics in playoffs – Bill Doyle looks at the Celtics chances of winning a title as a three-seed, and notes some of the tough potential first-round matchups.

Finley’s knowledge should help Celtics – Chris Forsberg says that the Celtics are counting on Michael Finley to give them a scouting report for tonight’s game a

 Celtics turning into repairmen – Scott Souza notes that with just 10 games left in the season, the Celtics are still trying to fix things.

Durant has Thunder making noise in West – Gary Washburn’s NBA Notes has Kevin Durant making the Oklahoma City Thunder playoff contenders.

Under smoke screen, Patriots eye USC players – Karen Guregian’s NFL Notes has New England look at several Southern Cal players, and also has Eagles fans not thrilled with Asante Samuel.

On the Cowboy ranch, the key word is ‘stable’ – Albert Breer has an extensive series of NFL notes this morning, starting with Dallas’ inactivity in free agency thus far.

Quick hits around NFL and Pats – Mike Reiss with 10 quick Patriots and NFL items.

For Shoeneweis, a sort of homecoming – Brian MacPherson explains why coming to the Red Sox is something Scott Schoeneweis has wanted to do for a long time.

Anderson getting a do-over with Dogs – Kevin Thomas in the Portland Press Herald looks at Lars Anderson getting another chance in AA, and has some other Sea Dogs notes.

Managerial decisions, from No. 1 to No. 30 – Nick Cafardo’s Sunday Baseball Notes ranks all the managers, and checks in across the rest of baseball.

Marco Scutaro took the long route – John Tomase’s Baseball notes starts with a look at the Red Sox new shortstop.

Sox Get Martinez, Kotchman at Deadline

For your weekend links, check out for all the coverage of the Red Sox trades yesterday which brought slugging catcher/1B Victor Martinez from the Indians and 1B Casey Kotchman from the Atlanta Braves.

Oh, the Sox also won last night, with David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Kevin Youkilis hitting homers in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Keep up with Patriots training camp at The talk of camp yesterday was Michael Vick, with certain sources insisting (even after learning that Vick was in Virginia for court) that Vick was in Foxboro working out yesterday. It took a statement from the Patriots to convince people that Vick was not, in fact in Foxboro. Michael Gee has a take on this mess.

SIRIUS NFL Radio will be broadcasting live from Patriots training camp this afternoon. Patriots Daily has the details.

The Celtics parted ways with Gabe Pruitt yesterday, waiving the third year point guard. Check what this means for the roster at