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News Update: Beckett’s the Man, The Sox Win Game 1

Beckett kicks ass.

Screw Hanley and his perennial All-Star status. Complete game shutouts are where its at. Pitching wins games, hitting helps.

Beckett now has 3 shutouts in only six total post season starts. He has averaged 1 shutout every 83 games in the regular season. In the post-season he throws a shutout 50% of the time. It had been four years since Beckett’s last post-season start but he continued where he left off. It was a 108 pitch performance with 79% strikes. He struck out 8 and walked none while barely allowing the four hits he did. Beckett pitched like on a different day it could have been a perfect game.

Boston’s offense wasn’t too shabby against the Cy-Young hopeful John Lackey and the Angels bullpen. It was the Ortiz and Youkilis show but together Boston had a line of .310/.355/.552. Only Coco Crisp and Pedroia had O-fers. David Ortiz going 2-4 with a two run shot is great sign Ortiz’s reputation for being a playoff monster is still intact. An even better sign is to see Youkilis having just as good of day as Ortiz. The Sox need other big contributors to have a consistent offense. Youkilis went 2-4 with a home–run and a double.

A lot of strong signs from the Red Sox in Game 1. Now to rinse and repeat.

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  1. Beckett kicked ass. Told you so. They were overmatched, overhyped, over-everythinged. Escobar will be no different. Dice-K has been waiting for Boston’s post-season pressure. Friday is the day.

    Posted by Trevor | October 4, 2007, 4:00 pm

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