Found April 08, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
PLAYERS: Josh Beckett
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
From ESPN Boston: DETROIT -- Other notes, quotes and gloats before the third game of the season:* One major-league scout watching Saturday's game said that was the worst he had ever seen Josh Beckett pitch. "He topped out at 92,'' the scout said. "And he must have thrown 15 center cuts -- you can't do that.'' Center cut is jargon for cut fastballs that ended up over the middle of the plate.Three different scouts wondered why Beckett relied so heavily on his cutter. "What's wrong with fastball, curve?'' said one scout, recalling the days when Beckett was a power pitcher who relied on a 95-97 m.p.h. fastball and a terrific 12-to-6 curveball.The article goes on to talk about the fact that Beckett only topped out at 92.5 on the day which I don't neccesarily think is a problem considering it's his first start and he has been  running around trying to get that thumb looked at and probably missed some workouts. But the fact that he...

Beckett Serves Up a Plate of Tater Tots

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The Man of 1000 Excuses: Josh Beckett

DATELINE: HUMOR! Josh Beckett may be reaching for more excuses than you can find zeros in a multi-million dollar paycheck. In case your math is a little off because your own paycheck does not hit the comma button too often, that’s a good half dozen reasons in the first week of the season. Already Beckett has provided the press with a couple of doozies. First, in spring training...

Beckett's outing a concern for Red Sox

Bonus notes from our MLB on Fox broadcast of the Red Sox-Tigers game on Saturday... I'm not sure which is more disturbing, Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett allowing five homers and saying he's healthy or Tigers righty Doug Fister lasting only 3 2/3 innings and going on the 15-day disabled list with a left costochondral strain. Neither is good, even though the season is...

Your Morning Dump...Beckett feels fine despite the awful outing

Photo: AP  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. But no. He’s fine. That was made quite clear after yesterday’s debacle, beginning with Bobby Valentine: “The good news is that he felt good,” said the winless Red Sox manager. “And...

Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz Need to Be Much Better to Take Pressure Off Back End of Red Sox Rotation

This is why the top of the Red Sox rotation is so important. It is vital that the Big Three of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz pitch well this season. There's too much uncertainty surrounding the back end of the rotation. Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard have three major league starts on their combined resumes. Bard hasn't served as a starter since he was pitching...

Your Morning Dump... Where Lucchino talks dollars

  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. Red Sox team president Larry Lucchino was on MLB Network Radio today with Jim Duquette and was asked about the idea of expanding the payroll to improve the pitching staff. "We will end up being above...

Red Sox Live Blog: Josh Beckett Takes Hill in Search of Redemption Against Tigers

8 a.m.: After a nail biting finish to Thursday's season opener, the Red Sox will look to exact some revenge against the Tigers on Saturday. Josh Beckett is slated to take the hill for Boston. Coming off a successful season overall, Beckett will be in search of the Red Sox first win on the year and maybe some redemption of his own after a rough end to 2011. Detroit sends fourth...

Detroit Duo of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder on Full Display in Victory Over Josh Beckett, Red Sox

DETROIT -- Prince Fielder stood in front of his locker, discussing his first two home runs as a Detroit Tiger. Then Miguel Cabrera -- who had just finished reviewing his own two-homer game -- walked past. "Pow!" Cabrera said playfully. "One, two, three, pow!" Detroit's potent slugging tandem is already finding its groove. Fielder and Cabrera hit two homers...

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 4/7

After falling on Opening Day on walkoff hit, the Boston Red Sox look to pick up their first win of the season in game two of a three-game set with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast to 43% of the country on FOX. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio...

Morning Red Sox Delight - 4/8

Is this a case of here we go again for the Boston Red Sox and Josh Beckett? Last year the Red Sox started the season 0-6. So far in 2012, they are 0-2. Beckett struggled during the month of September. Beckett gave up five home runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first start of 2012. Given that Beckett gave up those five home runs yesterday, it made you wonder if the thumb injury he...

Velocity Boy(s)

Justin Verlander throws pretty fast.But so does Josh Beckett.Doug Fister (pictured), who starts for Detroit tomorrow, also brings the heat.It's going to be 61 degrees in Detroit tomorrow. Not bad for April, but when the pitches are in the 90s and the air is in the 60s, you have to feel for the hitters.

Game 2012.2

1-0, First Place, 1 game up on 4 others. The Tigers get ready for game 2 after a thrilling opening day win on Thursday. Have I mentioned how much I despite the off day after opening day? Though a W makes it a bit easier. There has been a lot of talk about the Valverde insertion in the 9th. Though I would have loved to see JV get a complete game on opening day, Valverde in the 9th...
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