When I compared Josh Beckett to the Star Trek films before the season started, I was hoping the pattern would continue into this season and have 2011 mirror the underrated Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Well if tonight’s game was any indication, it is indeed going to be a fun ride. I thought for sure this game was a loss. Sabathia who has looked great against the uneasy Beckett?
But it was Beckett who pitched like an ace in his 8 brilliant 2 hit shutout innings.
I was hit by a phaser that was set for “Stunned.”
It was a close tight game until Joba let the Sox get some breathing room, so lets update the tally.
April 8 – 9-6 win against the Yankees. (The Sox end their 6 game losing streak with a slugfest. John Lackey stinks but Phil Hughes stinks even more.)
April 10 – 4-0 win against the Yankees. (Beckett and Sabathia duel in a game that was 1-0 until the late innings.)
April 1 – 9-5 loss in Texas. (The Sox tie Opening Day in the 8th with an Ortiz homer only to have Bard implode and the Sox let up 4 in the bottom of the 8th.)
April 7 – 1-0 loss in Cleveland. (Sox blow a great Lester performance on a squeeze bunt and Darnell McDonald overrunning the bag to end the game.)
Not bad for such a crappy start.
Now let’s boldly go to .500!