Friday, May 09, 2008
JOSH BACK AT IT
Vintage Josh Beckett last night in Detroit. Seven innings, 1 run, no walks, and eight strikeouts for the Red Sox ace. And if not for Clay Buchholz and Julio Lugo, the Red Sox would also have come out of Hockeytown with a 4 game sweep. Beckett also recorded his 1,000th career strikeout.
Kevin Youkilis remains the third hottest thing in our solar system (behind the Sun and Scarlett Johansson). In the last 6 games he is 10 for 23, with 4 doubles, 5 homeruns, and 12 RBI.
Meanwhile, David Ortiz has also started to heat up. His slugging percentage has risen about 100 points since the end of April. He was 2 for 5 with a double. And Mike Lowell seems to be hitting his stride, as he was 2 for 5.
The Sox go up to Minnesota to face the Twins over the weekend. Jon Lester faces Boof "My Parents Hated Me" Bonser.
AP Photo/Duane Burleson