Anyone worried that Josh Beckett would be born again hard with the Dodgers and pitch 3,576 scoreless innings while winning the NL Cy Young and fending off the Dalek invasion with his fastball can rest easy. Dude gave up a home run to the first batter he faced on his second pitch as a Dodger and ended up taking the loss. Not that these sorta things make me happy. I’m just sayin’.
Oh and Nick Punto saw some action, too. And by “saw some action” I mean he struck out.
Meanwhile, closer to home, some guy in a Daisuke Matsuzaka costume put on a hell of a show at Fenway yesterday afternoon, earning his first win of the season. Prior to that, Matsuzaka’s last two victories were a 2011 game against the Twins, and an argument with Ultraman over a parking space.
On to the left coast tonight for the Angels. Whadaya think? Do they have it in them to pull a “reverse 2011” this September?