Josh Beckett had plenty of problems keeping his pitches down. The Rangers had no issues hitting them up and out of Fenway Park.
The oft-criticized Red Sox righthander turned in another enigmatic performance Wednesday afternoon. He received a no-decision after allowing a season-high eight runs on eight hits — including three homers — in five innings of Boston's 10-9 loss to Texas, but Beckett's postgame self-assessment was again decisively negative.
"Just too many pitches down the middle of the plate," Beckett said. "Everything was up. Even when I was on the corners, it was still up. Control, in that matter, yeah, not necessarily control outside the zone. Inside the zone, I felt like everything was elevated."
Another rough day for Beckett
Boston Globe | Aug 9