Josh Beckett needs to go for the good of the franchise Forget about the golf for a moment. Josh Beckett, booed in Fenway, says of golf game, "We get 18 off days a year" There were a lot of things Josh Beckett could have said about playing golf the day after being scratched from a start last week. He could have explained that he understood how bad it looked with his team in last place in the American League East or admitted an error in judgment or, perhaps, apologized. He could have consulted "Bull Durham" for some clutch Crash Davis cliches. Read full article >> Josh Beckett, Red Sox Fall To Indians 8-3: Boston Ace Booed At Fenway Park BOSTON -- Derek Lowe has been booed off the field at Fenway Park, too. So as much sympathy as he had for Boston starter Josh Beckett on Thursday night, Lowe was happy to be in the other dugout as the Cleveland Indians rolled to an 8-3 win. Josh Beckett booed in awful outing following golf uproar The embattled Red Sox ace was booed off the field at Fenway Park when he was pulled after just 2 1-3 ineffective innings Thursday night against Cleveland. The problem with Beckett isn't Beckett By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff It's easy to be outraged about Josh Beckett and crack lame jokes about fried chicken,... Baseball notebook: Josh Beckett booed off mound by Boston fans Josh Beckett must have lasted longer on the golf course than he did on the mound. The embattled Red Sox ace was booed off the field at Fenway Park when he was pulled after just 21/3 ineffective innings Thursday night against Cleveland. Josh Beckett's golf round after missing start is further proof the Red Sox aren't his top priority Teeing off shows just how little Josh Beckett learned from the beer-and-chicken debacle that stained Boston's 2011 season. Josh Beckett Is Awful, And It Has Nothing To Do With His Golf Game Any Red Sox fans expecting a mea culpa -- or even a simple explanation -- from Josh Beckett for playing golf while unable to make his regularly scheduled start or pitch in the recent 17-inning marathon must be new here. Josh Beckett: Why Red Sox Must Trade Struggling Pitcher to Turn Things Around There are certainly a lot of issues that have contributed to the Boston Red Sox 's embarrassing 12-19 start this season, but the biggest may be starting pitching. The Sox have had the worst starting pitching in the league thus far, and a big reason for that is the poor form of Josh Beckett . In six starts, Beckett has a 2-4 record and is currently sporting an awful 5.97 ERA. Considering the fact ... He didn't do anything to swing opinions Josh Beckett could have controlled the Golfgate story is he pitched well. It likely would have gone away. Not now. beckett lasted only 2-1/3 innings and allowed seven runs vs. the Indians. Now questions will linger whether Beckett's outing was affected by playing golf during a time when he should have been resting his tight lat muscle.
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