Sunday, June 21, 2009
After struggling in his last outing, Josh Beckett returned to the form we've seen from him since the start of May. He struck out 7 Braves on the way to his first complete game shutout with the Red Sox.
Beckett earned his 8th win, and his ERA is down to 3.74. It was at 6.75 on May 1st. And since May 1st, he's 6-1 with a 2.47 ERA.
The performance was a welcome relief after Daisuke's disaster Friday night.
The Sox send Tim Wakefield out this afternoon. He faces Jair Jurrjens, who's 5-5 with a 2.89 ERA, and has too many J's in his name.
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