Apr 05 2006

Red Sox vs. Rangers 04-05-06

Beckett 4-5-06Josh Beckett started for the Red Sox in Game 2, his first start time in the Boston uniform (regular season), and it was a good one. He threw over 109 pitches in his 7-inning game against the Rangers for a 2-1 win. I think that it was good for him to get his first game out of the way and now there will be a lot less stress on him to make that first great appearance, because he already made it. He gave up one run in the first inning and was strong the rest of the way.

The Sox were losing at the end of the 6th inning and then Trot Nixon came up to bat with a man on and hit a homer to put them in the lead. That was the motivation they needed to maintain that lead for the win. In the 9th, Jonathan Papelbon came in to pitch a scoreless inning for the win. It was his first save with the Red Sox, well make that in his career. Even though Papelbon isn’t the offical closer, it is good to know we can fall back on a young arm if we need it. Foulke is not scared that he is going to lose his job, but he said that he is going to try harder.

Record (2-1)

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