Sunday, September 13, 2009

Beckett Bounces back in Blowout

After Josh Beckett's last win being on August 12, against the Tigers, after a terrible streak he finally returned to top form and won his long-awaited 15th win. Last night the Red Sox blew the top of the Rays in a rain-shortened 9-1 win. Beckett went 5 innings giving up an earned run and striking out 4, on the season he is now 15-6 with a 3.82 ERA and 180 strikeouts. The Sox scored 8 of their 9 runs in the 3rd inning topped by a 3-run double by Alex Gonzalez, then in the fourth, Kevin Youkilis popped a towering homer into the Monster Seats. Some other positive facts are the Orioles have beat the Yanks in 2 straight games, and by no close score either, 10-4 and 7-3, putting the Sox at 7.5. The Rangers also lost 3-8 to the Mariners, ptting the Sox 3 ahead for the Wild Card lead. Today the Sox play a double-header. Also Daisuke Matsuzaka who can be a great pitcher when healthy is close to coming back from a 3-month injury.

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear that the Sox did well in last night's game. They also won this afternoon's game. I'm glad to hear that Matsuzaka will be returning for end-of-season play. I look forward to seeing him play this upcoming week. Keep up the great blogging!