Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beckett Out With a Stiff neck

Breaking news...

Josh Beckett has been scratched from tonight's game against the Angels with a stiff neck. Dave Pauley has been called up from Pawtucket to take his spot. I'm not sure what move they will make to open a spot on the roster. {Update - Joe Thurston is being designated for assignment to open a spot}

Pauley only pitched in 3 MLB games - all in 2006 for the Sox going 0-2 with a 7.88 ERA in 16 innings. He is a 24 years old, and doing well with Pawtucket going 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA in three games so far. Maybe the kid can pitch?

But, can he handle getting the call 3 hours before game time and rushed to Boston?

I'm disappointed. Since I'm going to the game, I was looking forward to a dominating Beckett outing.


poetinahat said...


Glad you found me - yeah, the blog has been dormant for a while, but it's still theoretically live.

We did poorly with Christmas cards this year; how would you feel about an ANZAC Day card?

Hope we can catch up soon, mate. Go Sox!



Peter N said...

I hope you had a great time at the game, Beckett or no Beckett. You were able to see great games from Pedey and Ells. How special is that!!!!

Suldog said...

Well, you must have had a good time, anyway. 3 doubles by Pedroia, 2 homers by Ellsbury, a totally awesome Paps performance. Great stuff!

Rooster said...

Amazing game - one of the funnest I've been to. Wish they could all be that fun. Check out the write-up!

Rob - Good on ya mate! Send us your email address, the old one's not working. We'll definitely take an Anzac Day Card! Hope you stop by often - keep up with the Sox from down under! Share it with friends down there - they need to keep on on this stuff!