Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Seven Up

Josh Beckett last night continued his perfect season with a 9-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits. He only threw 89 pitches. The bullpen finished the game, but not without some anxious moments provided by Devern Hansack, who needed 33 pitches in his one inning of work. Luckily the game was a blowout at the time, with 4 players hitting the long ball. And those 4 were Tek, Mike Lowell, Dustin Perdroia and Kevin Youklis. Youk again was hit in the left leg. That's twice in 2 games. He is day to day.
So the Red Sox move their record to 21-10, the best in the American League. They are cruising with dominant starting pitching and a bullpen that's been so clutch. And that's a recipe for success......bigtime. Tonight, Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to avoid the one inning per start breakdown that has so concerned the club. He HAS to throw strikes. Pure and simple. If he develops some consistancy, this club will be devastatingly good. First pitch time is 7pm tonight in the Canadian dome. And you can click on the title of this post for more on Josh Beckett, who right now is the ace of the club. And the league. And we love it.
How about some nice Beckett numbers? Right here, at your service, thanks to the Hartford Courant........
Josh Beckett (7-0, 2.51 ERA) is one of six Red Sox pitchers to win his first seven starts. His outings:

April 4
at Royals
Score: 7-1
IP: 5
H: 2 ER: 1 K: 5

April 10
vs. Mariners
Score: 14-3
IP: 7
H: 2 ER: 1 K: 8

April 16
Vs. Angels
Score: 7-2
IP: 6
H: 6 ER: 1 K: 5

April 21
Vs. Yankees
Score: 7-5
IP: 62/3
H: 9 ER: 4 K: 7

April 26
At Orioles
Score: 5-2
IP: 8
H: 8 ER: 2 K: 3

May 2
Vs. A's
Score: 6-4
IP: 7
H: 6 ER: 3 K: 7

May 8
Score: 9-2
IP: 7
H: 5
ER: 1
K: 5

Peter here, and one word describes the Josh season so far. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At 5/09/2007 7:04 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Seven-up is very refreshing!

At 5/09/2007 10:25 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

I think beckett is our best pitcher so far.

At 5/10/2007 2:21 AM, Blogger Who Am I? said...

So far Beckett is most dominate. We'll see how the season goes. Remember, hes sorta injury prone but I think he might be strong enough to finish the whole season. With all that run support, hes calm and cool.. ready to kick ass

At 5/10/2007 10:48 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi who! I don't know!! But thanks for the comment. He is certainly mixing up his pitches with deadly results for the batters!


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