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Josh Beckett is on a roll

Jun 27, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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Josh Beckett made only eight starts last year before being sidelined by surgery, and hopes were not high that’d he’d be a key contributor to the Dodgers’ rotation this season. If he was healthy, great. Anything else was gravy. Well, he’s been more than gravy.

Beckett tossed seven shutout innings last night allowing only four hits against the Cardinals. He got the no-decision, but he was as sharp as a tack. He’s now thrown 14 straight shutout innings and allowed just four runs over his past 29 innings pitched, posting a 1.58 ERA over his last six outings. On the season he’s 6-4 record and 2.11 ERA.

Oh, and the Dodgers are now only two games back of the Giants in the NL West.

  1. koufaxmitzvah - Jun 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Thanks, Magic!

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      Sandy…you suck!

      • koufaxmitzvah - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM

        Love the 1-0 victories.

        This is going to be a good series, Lou. It’s too bad you’ll come out on the short end of it, mi amigo.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM

        Yes..yes…and you are high. Lol!

      • rmabe08 - Jun 27, 2014 at 4:41 PM

        Last night was the Cards best chance to win a game thsi series. I fully expect them to get swept out of LA lookign at the pitching matchups. Could be double digit games back in the Central by Independence Day.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM

        I hear you. That’s why the play the games though! Good luck!

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM

        You wanna’ reconsider that 32? Lol!

  2. theRed - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    He had a lot of good games with the Sox but the AL East killed his fastball. And he pitched it well, but the hitters + the ballparks and he never could find consistency.

    He looks a lot more polished now. Seems to have better command of his off-speed pitches, keeps the ball down, and his healthy. All the ingredients for him to continue dominating. I don’t see it ending anytime soon other than maybe Coors field 2nd time around.

    Good to see him rejuvenated.

  3. sportsfan18 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Magic switched the fried chicken over to grilled chicken and the beer over to light beer, very light beer. like beer flavored water – like Michelob Ultra Light…

    But, it isn’t us drinking that pee water beer…

    Just as long as he keeps dealing…

    Uh, it DOES look like Magic has gained some weight though doesn’t it? maybe the real beer and fried chicken is just up in the owners suite now…

  4. thetoolsofignorance - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Lord, it is 8:30 and I have eat crow already? Fine then. Josh Beckett, I am sorry. You are a good pitcher. Nay. A GREAT pitcher. I said we should get rid of you and I was wrong. There. Now everyone at the office can get back to work and stop reminding me that I said anything bad about him, ok?

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      he’s a good pitcher, NOT a great one…

      he has all this ability… but look at his stats year to year…

      here are some of his ERA+ in CONSECUTIVE seasons…

      138
      108
      118
      95
      145
      115
      121
      75
      149
      89
      70
      169 so far this season

      that up and down production is maddening. he’s capable of great things, but he goes from well ABOVE league average to well BELOW it.

      he is not consistent, at least not from year to year I mean…

      • thetoolsofignorance - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:49 AM

        You are telling the wrong person. Try that with my staff. I just try to work here.

  5. DiscountGolfEquipment - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    When bECKETTY CAME UP WITH THE BIG 98MPH FASTBALL, HE REALLY DIDN’T NEED TO USE THE CURVE MUCH, JUST A SJOW ME PITCH TO CHANGE SPEEDS, BUT SINCE HE NOW SITS AT 92 OR SO HE HAS NEEDED THE CURVE, AND HIS REFINEMENT AND COMMAND OF THIS PITCH HAS MADE HIS NOW-AVERAGE FASTBALL BETTER, BECAUSE THE CURVE IS SUCH A WEAPON. hIS DEUCE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS, AND HE IS EASILY THE BEST #4 STARTER IN mlb. hE WOULD BE THE aCE OF HALF THE TEAMS IN BASEBALL IF HE CONTINUES PITCHING LIKE THIS.

    #NOJINXPLEASE

    • bgrillz - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      Caps and spelling issues. This post made my brain hurt, and eyes weep for humanity…

      • 22yearsagotoday - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:41 AM

        Try reading that post at 1:40AM but keep the Advil handy!

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