Josh Beckett...A Few Words About The Saturday Sox Starter Supreme
Hi...a beautiful day has dawned on this special Saturday, and that goes for the Fenway Park weather too. We wouldn't have it any other way. Josh Baseball takes the hill shortly before 4pm, and our hearts are with him. A few words, from The Republican, out of that western Mass. town named Springfield, just 27 miles north from where I now sit......
" Josh Beckett already has pitched himself into elite company, right up there with Babe Ruth and Roger Clemens.
Baseball researchers at Elias Sports Bureau say they are the only pitchers in Red Sox history to win their first three outings while allowing no more than one run and striking out at least five in each game.
Babe Ruth did it in 1916, a season in which he would go 23-12 and help the Red Sox to a world championship. Clemens did it in 1991, when he would go 18-10 and win his third Cy Young Award.
Beckett, off to the best start of his career, has a 1.50 earned run average to show for three starts in which he has pitched a total of 18 innings while walking five and striking out 18. The opposition is hitting .159 against him.
The 26-year-old righthander gets the call today, facing the New York Yankees at Fenway Park."
Peter here, and Josh, great job. It's time to go for four! We are with you on what will be a perfect baseball day. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, little wind, and a team behind you that has been playing great ball. Oh, not to mention the 36,000 plus fans who are starving for another victory over those patched together New York Yankees. Go Josh...go Sox. Need I say more?
And for those of you who want to read the entire article, it's right there...click on the title of this last morning post. I'll gear up again shortly before this afternoon's game. With a new car, which I'm picking up in an hour or so. Wow...Saturdays are great sometimes!