Josh Beckett pitched last night against Texas, and I had little hope the Red Sox would win this game and the series.
Beckett wasn't awful, but he wasn't good either. Texas won the game on a wild pitch in the seventh, and went on to win, 5-3. The Rangers scored three off Beckett in the fourth, as the Sox were leading, 2-0 at the time.
The Sox got home runs from Will Middlebrooks and Dustin Pedroia, and Pedey drove in the first run of the game as he hit into a DP that brought in Jacoby Ellsbury. (No RBI of course on the play.)
Back under .500, at 49-50. Game number 100 in the Bronx on Friday night.
The Red Sox will have to play .650 ball the rest of the way to reach 88 wins. That's a 105 wins over 162 games clip.
I guess you can tell my enthusiasm for this baseball season continues to wane.