// Josh Beckett

Josh Beckett Injury: On DL with Shoulder Inflammation

The Boston Red Sox have elected to proceed in the coming weeks without starter Josh Beckett due to minor shoulder inflammation, placing him on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. While he is out, reliever Franklin Morales is scheduled to temporarily take his place in the rotation. Beckett this year has received attention from his golfing […]

Why the 2012 Red Sox Should Throw in the Towel

The last place Boston Red Sox, now 6.5 games out of first place in the American League East, have reached a breaking point. The team, since last September, has won 38 games and lost 52 (14 games under .500). In other words, they are a bad baseball team. With the Yankees surging, the Orioles playing […]

Beckett Solid, Red Sox Bats Quiet in 4-1 Loss

The Red Sox dropped their fourth straight game on Monday by a final score of 4-1 as they ran into more strong pitching, this time in the form of Miami Marlins ace Josh Johnson. The game featured the first start by Josh Beckett against his former franchise, but the Fish jumped all over him early on, […]

Daniel Bard Unhappy in Triple-A

Aside from the hiring of Bobby Valentine, perhaps the most debated topic in this 2012 season for the Boston Red Sox has been finding a place for Daniel Bard. The former reliever excelled in the bullpen as the Red Sox set up man in each of the last two seasons, pitching 147.2 innings while striking […]

Chen Out-Duels Beckett, Wins Series for Orioles

Pitchers who lack a decent fastball rarely survive in the MLB, but there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Josh Beckett learned that the hard way Wednesday, losing a 2-1 pitchers’ duel to Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen at Fenway Park despite a pinpoint-accurate fastball. With the loss, the Red Sox fell […]

In Defense of Josh Beckett

Talking about Josh Beckett is nothing new in Boston. In 2006, Red Sox fans were excited and unsure about acquiring him. We knew what he was capable of after watching him dispatch the Yankees in the World Series when he was only 23 years old. However, the Red Sox were forced to give up the […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Aviles, Saltalamacchia Homer in Red Sox Rubber-Match Win

In a typical start by Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee, teams that manage two runs count themselves lucky. The Boston Red Sox scored five against the dominating lefty Sunday afternoon, and they didn’t waste them. Mike Aviles and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both homered for the second straight day, and Josh Beckett held the Phillies to one run […]

Beckett Leads 5th Straight Win, Tim Wakefield Honored at Fenway

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon which featured the honoring of Tim Wakefield, the Red Sox swept away the Seattle Mariners in the short two-games series with a 5-0 win, led by a dominate rebound start from Josh Beckett. David Ortiz opened up the scoring in the third when he homered deep to right field off […]

Josh Beckett Must Forgo Distractions (Like Golf), Pitch as Red Sox Ace

When it all comes down to it, Josh Beckett is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He’s not supposed to collect attention off the field, he’s not supposed to create headline quotes, and he’s certainly not supposed to be golfing. He was acquired in the winter of 2005 to become the Red Sox ace […]

Buchholz, Red Sox End Losing Skid in Win Over Indians

On Friday night the Red Sox attempted to turn things around, as their most recent struggles have been highlighted by the controversy of Josh Beckett on and off the field. Boston sent Clay Buchholz to the mound, who had been a notable part of the question marks surrounding the 12-19 team. And while Buchholz wasn’t […]

Dice-K: Was it Worth the Hype and Money?

Daisuke Matsuzaka cost the Boston Red Sox over $100 million, with $51.1 million allotted for the posting fee and another $52 million for the six-year contract. With only 49 wins in 105 starts to go along with a 4.25 earned run average, the $100 million seems like a little bit too much for that production. […]

Red Sox Head Home After Win Streak Snapped By Floyd, White Sox

Although Boston’s 6-game winning streak ended Sunday at the hands of pitcher Gavin Floyd and the Chicago White Sox, the Sox can return to Fenway feeling much better about their team than when they departed. Since blowing a 9-1 lead to the Yankees on April 21, the Red Sox won 6 straight on the road […]

Red Sox Bats Come to Life, Bury Twins 11-2

The Red Sox needed a game like this; good pitching, lots of hitting, and a clear victory. They almost didn’t get it – Josh Beckett needed 37 pitches to get through the first inning, but rebounded to toss 6 innings and limit the Twins to two runs in what would become a blowout. The Sox […]

Reviewing NESN’s Jenny Dell (So Far)

The 2012 season is about a month old and already two things are very clear: I miss last year’s bullpen and last year’s “sideline” reporter. Sorry folks, but Jenny Dell is not really doing it for me. I know, I know, the women reading this are calling me a superficial pig and the fellas reading this […]