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Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It could have been a watershed moment in Josh Beckett's season -- a turning point from which to launch a successful stretch run, put the team on his back and propel the Red Sox to a playoff berth. Perhaps that's going a little far, but either way it was a turning point in a game the Red Sox easily could have taken from...

Josh Beckett is one of the most overrated pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball

Following another bush league start by testy Boston “ace” Josh Beckett, the feeble Red Sox lost to the Rangers 5-3 last night at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The 32-year-old Beckett (5-9, 4.57 ERA), who has won 130 games, in … Continue reading →

Wins keep eluding Beckett, Red Sox

Josh Beckett didn't make himself available to comment about his start Wednesday night, so he didn't offer an explanation for the wild pitch in the seventh inning that allowed the decisive run to score in the Boston Red Sox's 5-3 loss to the Rangers at Texas. However, it isn't difficult to explain the Red Sox's 49-50 record. They are 13-24 in games started by...

Josh Beckett's First-Inning Woes Must End for Red Sox to Build Momentum Off Dramatic Win (Video)

The Red Sox had a dramatic win on Tuesday against the Rangers, and made some history in the process. Now, they'll need Josh Beckett to combat his own recent history in order to make some headway in the standings. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has the blueprint for the Red Sox to build some momentum. Check it out in the video above. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

Recap: Beckett can't build on Buchholz's win, Sox lose 5-3

A night after Clay Buchholz confirmed he was the man in the Sox rotation, Josh Beckett couldn't keep the momentum going. Beckett pitched a quality start through six, but fell apart in the 7th. Tied at 3, Beckett hit Elvis Andrus with a two-seamer that got away from him (no, it was not retaliation for the retaliation of the retaliation, as some talking heads will undoubtedly...

Red Sox Live Blog: Josh Beckett Looks to Pull Red Sox Back Above .500 Mark, Turn Around Own Season

8 a.m. ET: Here we go again. All season the Red Sox have been counting on Josh Beckett (5-8, 4.53), and based on his past performance, the team has every right to do so. However, Beckett -- along with fellow starter Jon Lester -- has just not been himself throughout this entire year, showing occasional flashes of his old, ace form, but largely falling somewhere in between disappointing...

Game 99: Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers

Time: 8:05 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI Red Sox (49-49) Ellsbury CF Ciriaco DH Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Crawford LF Shoppach C Aviles SS Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-8, 4.53) Rangers (57-39) TBA Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (6-5, 4.84)

Thoughts I thought: Boston Red Sox leave me thoughtless

Josh Beckett took the loss on Wednesday night The longest running piece on this blog is “Thoughts I thought” a bullet point recap of a previous night’s game in the Boston sports world. Here’s the thing: I’m out of thoughts when it comes to the 2012 Boston Red Sox. I’m thoughtless, I’m tapped out, I just have no ideas with the Boston Red Sox anymore. The only thing I’m...

Josh Beckett Catches Break as Mike Napoli Sits in Red Sox Series Finale Against Rangers

Carl Crawford was pulled in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's win in favor of getting Daniel Nava some reps in the field. But Crawford is back in the in Red Sox lineup on Wednesday night, and he's hitting seven spot once again. While Crawford drops down to balance out the bottom of the Boston batting order, Pedro Ciriaco gets his second straight start at the DH and will...

Is Zach Greinke the Best Available Starting Pitcher at This Year's Trade Deadline?

The July 31 trade deadline is quickly approaching. With the second wild card added this year, many teams that normally wouldn't be in contention find themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt and the competition for help is getting fierce. The Red Sox may be a .500 team entering Wednesday, but with a new arm in the rotation, they could make a run at a postseason berth. Josh...

Bobby Valentine Says Jon Lester Will Start Against Yankees, That Red Sox Have 'Proactive Plan' to Fix His Form

As Jon Lester continues his slide to new depths of pitching failure, the Red Sox are trying all kinds of tactics to help him find his way. No, he doesn't appear to be headed to the trade block or the disabled list. And sending him to Pawtucket is a great idea in theory, except the Sox can't do that without possibly losing him to free agency due to MLB rules that honor veterans...

Your Morning Dump... Where there's not much to be excited about

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As the Red Sox take the field on Friday at Yankee Stadium, they’ll be one game under .500. They need to go 41-22 — a .650 clip — the rest of the way just to win 90 games. If the Red Sox lose two out...

Jon Lester, Red Sox Pitchers Struggles Can Be Partially Attributed to Jason Varitek's Absence

While Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox continue to search for more consistency, Boston's biggest bat inches closer to making his return. David Ortiz, who has been out since July 16 with an Achilles sprain, is getting ever so close to 100 percent. And his return would give the Red Sox their first look at what was anticipated to be their roster heading into 2012. With the likes...

Jon Lester's Importance Now Greater Than Ever as Red Sox on Verge of Implosion

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox have had their struggles as of late. Alright, that might be the understatement on the year, but seriously something needs to change. Jon Lester can relate to the team's...

Ladies At The Bat: Friday Links

It's back! The weekly ladies linkfest:Micah of Baseball Is My Boyfriend has posted another one in her series of posts profiling die-hard Rangers fans.Like independent league baseball? Check out the latest from the Bridgeport Bluefish at The Fish Pen.Jane has written about Josh Beckett's latest start, a bad one, at Confessions Of A She-Fan.At Second Place Is Not An Option...

Prodigal Sox Should Stand Pat

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!’” The Parable of the Prodigal Son The quote above comes from the turning point in the life of the initial focal character in the parable of the Prodigal Son. He has finally hit rock bottom after a string of outrageous days and nights...
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