Beckett Hit Hard Again, Hears More Boos From Fenway Fans

August 8, 2012 12:00 AM
Beckett Hit Hard Again, Hears More Boos From Fenway Fans
" BOSTON (CBS) — Last time he walked off the mound at Fenway Park, Josh Beckett ignited a citywide debate on whether it was OK or not to boo an injured player.

This time around, he left nothing up for debate.

Beckett started Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Texas Rangers with a chance to redeem himself — at least somewhat — for his injury-shortened outing on July 31. While he was able to make it into the sixth inning, the results weren’t desirable. And the reaction from the fans was the same.

“Can’t control that,” Beckett said of the fans’ boos after he allowed eight earned runs in five-plus innings of work in a game the Red Sox eventually lost 10-9.

The booing of Beckett this time was not quite as loud or vicious as it was in his previous outing, but this start was particularly more disheartening for the Red Sox. Despite Beckett allowing three runs in the top of the first, his offense backed him up with two runs in the bottom of the inning and then tied the game in the third. In the fifth, though, Beckett allowed three more runs "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Friday, July 20, 2012 by

Josh Beckett: Beckett hit hard in loss to Blue Jays

Josh Beckett was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his six innings of work. Beckett did manage to fan seven while walking three in the game. After allowing a pair of runs each in the first and second ...

Read more
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 by The Providence Journal (blog)

Tigers 7, Red Sox 5: Cook hit hard again as winning streak ends

Opponents had hit .206 off Cook in a five-start stretch after he came off the disabled list; they're batting .421 off him in the last two starts. The batting average on balls in play -- even for a sinkerballer, it's a good measure of luck -- has gone ...

Read more
Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Boston Herald

Shameful, silent performance by Josh Beckett

In his last four starts, Beckett allowed 32 hits and 18 runs and when that was combined with repeatedly getting bombed in the first inning (10.69 ERA in that inning before holding the Rangers scoreless last night) talk of dispatching him elsewhere in ...

Read more