David Scott has his latest edition of Monday Morning Media Matters, with a look at Gordon Edes finally getting ready to debut for Yahoo!, and Dan Shaughnessy’s carte blanche assignment in Los Angeles, where he gets to appear on Jim Rome each day and put out Manny rumors that the Globe’s own baseball staff shoots down.

Clay Buchholz was once again ineffective as the Red Sox fell to the White Sox in Chicago yesterday, 6-5.

Amalie Benjamin has a look at the latest bump in the road for Buchholz this season. Michael Silverman has the Red Sox scrambling for starters after another poor outing from Buchholz and with Tim Wakefield getting scratched from his scheduled start today. Sean McAdam has the doldrums continuing for Buchholz, whose spot in the rotation would be in jeopardy if the Red Sox had any alternatives. Jeff Goldberg has the Sox piling up yet another one run loss on the road.

Daniel I. Dorfman looks at an up-and-down day for Mike Lowell yesterday, who is showing signs of breaking out of his slump at the plate. John Tomase has Lowell going from hero to goat in the same game.

Tomase has Justin Masterson finding a fan in Jim Thome.

Benjamin’s notebook has Tim Wakefield going on the 15-day DL with shoulder tightness. Silverman’s notebook has more on the injury to Wakefield. McAdam’s notebook has more on Wakefield. Bill Ballou’s notebook has Kevin Youkilis also getting scratched from the lineup yesterday. Goldberg’s notebook says that either Michael Bowden or Devern Hansack is likely to get the call to start tomorrow night against the Rangers.


Over on Patriots Daily, Chris Warner has a closer look at last Thursday night’s Patriots/Ravens preseason game, and does it Q&A style. Be sure to also check out The Sunday Links for a look at the weekend coverage of the Patriots.

Mike Reiss has a look at the impressive play of the Patriots young linebackers on Thursday night. Mark Farinella has more on the play of the young linebackers in the first preseason game. Karen Guregian offers a few leftover observations from Thursday night. David Brown has the Patriots getting back to work after an underwhelming debut. Mark Farinella has a look at Ray Ventrone and Matthew Slater, who have both been playing all sides of the ball during the preseason. Baxter Holmes says that special teams coverage is an area that the Patriots could use some improvement in.


Kevin Henkin wonders if Gerald Green can find himself with the Mavericks.

A few Olympic stories: Shira Springer says that the games may never be free from PEDs. Patricia Wen has Chinese basketball fans rooting for Yao, but idolizing the NBA stars. Bob Ryan has a look at the USA’s 101-70 defeat of China in mens basketball, a game in which Ryan sees a few worrying signs for the US. Marc J. Spears has the US players happy to get this one out of the way.