April 17, 2006

WHO WILL RID US OF THIS TURBULENT BASERUNNER?:

Beckett earns pressure points (John Tomase, April 17, 2006, Boston Herald)

Consider the following:

With a runner on and two outs in the second inning, Beckett struck out Jeremy Reed with a 96-mph fastball.

With two runs in after a Wily Mo Pena-aided triple to right field in the third, Beckett kept it a 2-2 game by finishing off Richie Sexson looking at a 97-mph fastball.

Saving his best for the sixth, Beckett struck out Sexson with a curve and Adrian Beltre with a 98-mph heater to strand the tying run at third.

“He’s got phenomenal stuff,” Varitek said. “It was our first crunch time situation where we needed to keep that run there or it was going to be a momentum swing, and he made quality pitches in quality locations.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 17, 2006 8:57 AM
Comments

Nice Thomas Becket reference.

Posted by: ted welter at April 17, 2006 11:17 AM

No hitting (against Mariners pitching!) and sloppy/stupid defense in your own AAA ballpark ain't gonna get you Bawston fans that division title you believe you are due, no matter how good the closer might be.

Go Blue Jays!

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 17, 2006 11:25 AM
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