Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Jeer Josh,

If Josh Beckett had been anywhere near good, even passable, this post would have been titled " Dear Josh," . But after last night, well, I didn't have any dears in me. He has pitched more than 6 innings just once in his last 8 starts. Since he signed his contract extention, Beckett is 2-3 with an ERA of 5.74. Hardly All Star stats.
This game could have been much closer had Hale, the 3rd base coach, not sent Manny on a doomed attempt to score on Mikey Lowell's single in the 8th. He was thrown out by 10 feet or so. And this after Rudy gave up his customary 2 runs in the top half of the frame. But it was Beckett who set the tone, putting the Sox in a 5-0 hole after 3. Further words desert me. I thought we'd see a gem from him. Turned out to be cut glass instead of diamond.

6 Comments:

At 8/15/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

The Red Sox could sell sponsorships of any future Beckett-Generated Home Runs:

Only problem is that many a company would go belly-up.

 
At 8/15/2006 10:29 AM, Blogger Jess said...

I gotta say, I'm growing more and more impatient with waiting for Josh to get his act back together.
What are we supposed to do when half are injured and half just aren't pitching the way we know they can?
*sigh*

Ok, ok, cautiously optimistic. For now. Forever. Geez.

 
At 8/15/2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

There were many ways to win that game, but to have to start with a 5 run deficit sucked pure and simple. That's the best adjective for the scenario. We need a vintage Curtism tonight.

 
At 8/15/2006 12:10 PM, Blogger jonathan said...

you right peter we need schilling to be schilling...seven good innings...not seven good ones and a bad eight inning

 
At 8/15/2006 12:28 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

C'mon, layoff Josh. He's improving. He didn't serve up any long balls & cut his WPs down to one (much better than KC last week when he had Javy outta breath).

 
At 8/15/2006 4:20 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

But,,,,but....but...he's had SO much time...I have faith, and thank you so much for your comment. Peter

 

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