With Josh Beckett struggling with the command of his offspeed pitches, the Rockies rocked those fastballs around Fenway Park last night. Most especially on Garrett Atkins's Grand Slam.
That led to a 7-1 loss to the Rockies that ended the series for Colorado and, coupled with the Yankees loss earlier in the day, brought the Red Sox down to a 7.5 game lead on New York.
"I think command within the strike zone," Beckett said, of his outing. "One-one pitches. You dictate a pitch on whether you're ahead or behind. Just didn't make a high percentage of them. That's what it comes down to."
Beckett lost his first game this season, bringing his record to 9-1.