Earlier this week there was a report that Beckett was out golfing before missing a start because of stiffness in his latissimus muscle. And to cap the week off, Beckett went out last night seven runs on seven hits and two home runs.
Beckett could only last 2 1/3 innings before Bobby Valentine had to go and get him off the mound. And predictably, Red Sox fans let him hear their disdain during his long walk back to the dugout.
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.
Already in hot water with Red Sox fans when the story surfaced that Beckett was hitting the links with his sore lat, Beckett was jeered early and often Thursday as the Indians tagged him for seven runs and seven hits, including two homers, while building a 7-1 lead.
One fan yelled “FORE!” when Michael Brantley lined a foul ball down the right-field line, but all the chuckles quickly subsided when Brantley doubled to left-center. It was the second straight double for the Indians, ending Beckett’s night.
Fans cheered when Valentine came out of the dugout and immediately signaled to the bullpen for lefty Andrew Miller.
Looks like it may be the beginning of the end for Josh Beckett in Boston.