Thursday, June 16, 2011

If a Great Game was Pitched and No One Watched, Did it Really Happen?

As Joel noted in the comments, Josh Beckett continued his amazing return to form yesterday by pitching a one-hit, 97 pitch CG shutout against the Rays last night. And all of Boston - including Eric and myself, were tuned in to an incredible hockey game where the Bruins and Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas simply broke the will of the Vancouver Canucks to take home the Stanley Cup.

Hope Beckett can repeat on this performance! I was surprised to learn that "the fewest hits he had ever allowed previously in a complete game was three and he had done that just once." Given how dominant he can be - in '07 in particular - I had expected him to come closer to a perfect game, but there are just so many variables involved. I mean, Pedro Martinez never had a complete game and he's the best pitcher i've ever seen.


  1. I watched 'til the bruins game started and I remember thinking to myself, 'Wow, Beckett is ON tonight, maybe a no-hitter?'

    Then I saw the Rays only 'hit'... It was a dribbler down the 3rd base line, Youk had to go outside, transfer and throw, and just didn't get there in time. That's a shame, looking back.... Didn't realize he kept it up through the entire game! Bravo Beckett!

    Still glad I watched the hockey game instead. :)

  2. So it turns out that Mitt Romney was the game, but i'm not convinced anyone actually watched it.