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 "

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