Josh Beckett’s night is probably over after pitching seven strong against the Rays. Four hits, one run and eight K’s…but he will get a no-decision. He should have had the lead but Tim Bogar had a Wendell Kim moment in the sixth. With Youk on first, Papi pulled a double down the left field line. Bogar waved Youk in fron third and he was cut down…it was the first out of the inning. Surprisingly, Commander didn’t come out b!tch-slap Bogar.
The game is in Oki’s hands now, still tied at one. Captain Tek supplied the only run with his third long-ball of April. Tampa’s run was unearned thanks to a Scutaro error.
And there’s this:
Daisuke Matsuzaka pronounced himself ready to return to the Boston Red Sox rotation after throwing six scoreless innings in a minor-league rehab start.
“I think I’ve thrown enough pitches at this point to be ready to pitch in the big leagues,” Matsuzaka said through interpreter Masa Hoshino.
Back to some heavy drinking…