I remember when a Josh Beckett start meant you were about to see some serious ass kicking served up with a side of snarling sh*t talking and when you turn your head for a second *Boom* your sister was magically pregnant. That's what a Josh Beckett start used to mean to me. Now it's more like you're watching this often injured jerkass give you 4 or 5 good innings then run into the showers to lay some pipe to your mother's daughter but instead he comes out all dejected because she doesn't like sissy boys, then *Boom* 5 runs come across the plate.
Both *Booms* have some sort of effect on the way you think of Josh the next morning, but I'd rather be an uncle again instead of having this sick feeling that no matter how close this team gets this year the two highest paid starting pitchers just aren't going to be able to step up and give them a stop or a start when they need it. No sir, you've got about 4-5 people on this team that I trust with the ball in their hand right now and sadly Josh Beckett just isn't one of them.
I hate to get all statty this early in the morning, but quickly looking at this team 3/4 of the way through the season is surprising as hell. As of right now the Red Sox rank in the top 3 teams in the entire MLB in the following categories: Runs, Hits, HRs, 2B, RBIs, OBP and slugging. Sooo, all the offensive ones, and that's with guys like Bill Hall, D-Mac and Daniel Nava roaming the OF for the majority of the year. Remember back in March when we were worried about the offense but there was always the pitching to fall back on? Yeah. Me either.