Former Red Sox and current Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter vs. the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday. Beckett walked two and struck out five in the game, throwing 80 of his 128 pitches for strikes. He entered the game sporting a 2.89 ERA in eight starts this season.
You might remember Beckett as the guy with the 5.23 ERA and 5-11 record in 21 starts in his final season in Boston in 2012. The Sox sent Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and their awful salariesto Los Angeles and actually got some prospects in return.
In 2012, when confronted about playing golf despite not being able to pitch because of a bad back, Beckett famously scowled and answered, “My off day is my off day.” He was one of the poster children of the chicken-and-beer Sox, which is why it’s ironic that his no-no might have won fans a bunch of free Dominos pizza.
— MLB (@MLB) May 25, 2014
— Eric Wilbur (@GlobeEricWilbur) May 25, 2014