In the second to last game of the regular season, Josh Beckett didn’t look his best, but when you’re Josh Beckett, just about anything will do, especially on a night when the Boston bats came alive.
The Red Sox ace won his seventeenth decision of the year with the help of Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, Dusty Brown, and Brian Anderson, all contributing to the 11-6 win with homeruns.
Pedroia, batting lead off, got things started on the right foot in the first, sending his fourteenth jack of the year off of Aaron Laffey. Laffey would only make it through two complete innings, getting tattooed for seven hits and eight earned runs, two of them homers.
Tonight’s “Imma Git That ALDS Spot From You Baldelli” Award goes to Brian Anderson. Have at it, pal.
Next game – 10/4 BOS vs. CLE – Buchholz / Okha