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Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: September 13, 2011 5:01 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett is recovering well from an ankle injury, as he threw long toss Tuesday and will start for the Red Sox in what could be a pivotal series against the Rays. He'll get the ball either Thursday or Friday (BostonHerald.com via Twitter).

Beckett, 31, is 12-5 with a 2.49 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 155 strikeouts in 173 2/3 innings this season. The Red Sox desperately need Beckett back, with John Lackey continuing to struggle, the lingering injury to Erik Bedard and the major injuries to Clay Buchholz and Daisuke Matsuzaka. With Beckett down, it's a pretty patchwork rotation behind Jon Lester. So this is big news for the Red Sox.

On the flip side, third baseman Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup Tuesday after missing four games with a hip injury, but he still isn't close to full health. In fact, he's going to have to undergo surgery to repair his sports hernia in the offseason (BostonHerald.com via Twitter). In the meantime, he'll just continue to play through the pain the rest of the way.

Youkilis, 32, is hitting .261/.375/.467 with 17 homers, 80 RBI, 67 runs and 32 doubles this season.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:40 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:43 am
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 1:27 am
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

The article says Beckett should start against the Rays Thursday or Friday. That doesn't mean that he's going to be 100% or pitch well. I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't on top of his game. Just because he's back doesn't make his starts a lock for a victory. Beckett has big issues when his mechanics are off and this may throw him for a loop. Time will tell, but the Rays are going to make a run at the Sox, and if Beckett isn't right, it will be interesting to watch




Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

I'm afraid that Boston is going to end the season as they started. It surely doesn't look good! The Rays are making a charge and could take the wild card! With those key players down...Lester can't hold up the team if Beckett is KO'd. Should be a great couple of weeks in that division!


??

Did you even read the article?  "If Beckett is KO'd"?!?

Dude.  It says right in the article he's coming right back.     
 



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

Youk is about as brittle a player that I have ever seen.  There is always something wrong with him.  Surpised he did not break his neck when Rick Porcello body slammed him.



Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

I'm afraid that Boston is going to end the season as they started. It surely doesn't look good! The Rays are making a charge and could take the wild card! With those key players down...Lester can't hold up the team if Beckett is KO'd. Should be a great couple of weeks in that division!




Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

Losing Bucholtz i believe has been the biggest loss, and the bull pen seems like they wanna go home in September. Wakefield needs the dam monkey off his shoulder. Lackey he's just been a disappointment from game one. We have a long home stand and if we don't get it done here we obviously will never get it done going on the road at the end of the season i have plenty of faith but reality is winning and playing the best players on the field shall i go on no. It's win or go home for Boston period.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

You got it . The jerk is forever protected by the beantown press. the strikethrough is anoying but




Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Beckett back soon, Youkilis needs surgery

maybe they can do a little brain surgery for that blithering idiot francona


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