Found May 15, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Let's make something absolutely clear: Josh Beckett wasn't his old, dominant, 2007 self in the Tuesday twilight at Fenway Park. "I've seen him much, much better than that," said Mariners batting coach Chris Chambliss, after Beckett blanked his hitters for seven innings in Boston's 5-0 win. "He threw a good game. What can I say? I've seen (his stuff) a lot better, but that's not to take anything away from him. "The adjectives don't matter. It's the numbers that count. You don't score, you don't score. It's still the same result, whether it's dominant or not dominant." Chambliss is a veteran appraiser of Red Sox pitching, having spent six seasons with the Yankees. He was standing on second base when Bucky Dent's home run went over the Green Monster on Oct. 2, 1978. And Beckett corroborated Chambliss' assessment, saying he survived on "guile" through the final three innings. Beckett turned 32...
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