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Josh Beckett is back on the mound this afternoon, which makes today a celebratory day of invective!

Nothing seems to get the Red Sox fanbase riled up like Beckett these days. How much of that is because Beckett is actually bad and how much of it is a product of the media's relentless condemnation of him is...debatable. While he's not been the pitcher we all desperately want him to be, Beckett's 4.54 ERA isn't exactly bottom of the barrel. But when combined with stories of beer, chicken, and golf all twisted and magnified by a press corps that takes it personally when he doesn't stick around to talk about how bad he was, well, you get a guy who is booed for leaving a game with injury.


Josh Beckett

#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-5

225

R

R

May 15, 1980

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Josh Beckett 5-9 18 18 0 0 0 0 111.0 110 57 56 9 31 84 4.54 1.27


Matt Harrison

#54 / Pitcher / Texas Rangers

6-4

240

L

L

Sep 16, 1985

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Matt Harrison 13-6 22 21 3 2 0 0 142.0 142 51 50 11 39 84 3.17 1.27


Lineup

BOSTON RED SOX TEXAS RANGERS
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Ian Kinsler, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF Elvis Andrus, SS
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Josh Hamilton, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Adrian Beltre, 3B
Cody Ross, RF Nelson Cruz, RF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B Michael Young, DH
Ryan Lavarnway, DH David Murphy, LF
Kelly Shoppach, C Geovany Soto, C
Pedro Ciriaco, SS Mitch Moreland, 1B

Go Sox!