Jun 27, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT
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.
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 0
- Josh Hamilton’s teammates say he’s in great shape and ready to play 4
- Mike Trout hit his 100th career home run to become the youngest member of the 100 HR/100 SB club 20
- Make that two: Alex Rodriguez hits second homer of the night, giving him 658 for his career 38
- Alex Rodriguez hit his 657th career home run 48
- Let’s all just stare at Kris Bryant’s numbers for a while 28
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 39
- The wait is over: The Cubs are calling up top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday 99
- The Commissioner’s Office thinks that the Angels could indeed go after Josh Hamilton under his contract (153)
- “Why Ted Cruz is like the Atlanta Braves” (150)
- “We no longer need the terrorists. We’re now so good at terrorizing ourselves.” (143)
- Another argument in favor of making the DH universal (127)
- When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman” (116)