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Apparently fatigued, Josh Beckett has next start pushed back

May 1, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

Josh Beckett AP

The Red Sox were elusive when it came to details, but they revealed after Sunday’s game that Josh Beckett wouldn’t pitch again until Wednesday at the earliest.

Beckett, who was off to a blazing start this season, didn’t come out with his best stuff when he faced the Orioles on Wednesday, and he ended up allowing four runs in six innings in a no-decision.  Speculation is that he’s had trouble bouncing back from his 125-pitch outing against the Angels six days earlier.

The plan is for Beckett to throw a side session on Monday.  If he comes out of that OK, then he’ll probably face the Angels on Wednesday.  If not, then a DL stint could be lurking, though the Boston Globe declined to raise that possibility in its report.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - May 1, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    the redsuk boat is sinking!!

    • aceshigh11 - May 1, 2011 at 8:34 PM

      Your eloquence is astounding…you’re a regular Bob Shakespeare, Gomer.

  2. jdl10 - May 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Bucholz was sick today and missed his start in favor of Tim Wakefield, so rather than push Lester’s start back, they pushed Beckett, who historically does better with more rest. Do your homework please.

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 1, 2011 at 11:40 PM

      read the article genius, he’s getting pushed back cause he is fatigued, that has zero to do with anybody else

  3. billybeaneismyhero - May 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    And the countdown to the Dan Shaughnessy/Tony Massorroti article claiming the Red Sox roster lacks a hunger, grit, and a sense of urgency begins in 5…4…3…2…

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