It was a good idea, in theory

Josh Beckett sucks at something else besides pitching
Down on the Farm

In theory, Communism works. In theory.

Phil Hughes tonight: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 K

His control looked a bit off. He was falling behind guys and using his best fastball to catch up, but eventually guys are going to wise up to that. I still don’t think he has much, if anything, left to learn in the minors. I just think he’s having some control issues right now.

Not that it really matters, anyway. Pete Abraham is reporting that Mike Mussina won’t hit the DL. This, of course, means that we’ll be seeing Darrell Rasner once more. I’d be less concerned about that if the start wasn’t coming against the Injuns.

So it’s Igawa, Pavano, and Pettitte against the A’s, followed by an off-day, then Rasner, Igawa, and Pavano against the Indians. Hopefully, this means Pettitte, Moose, and Wang against the Red Sox. For that to happen, though, Wang would have to make his one rehab start on Tuesday, and everything would have to go perfectly thereafter. Not looking too good…

Josh Beckett sucks at something else besides pitching
Down on the Farm
  • Travis G.

    i dont mean to be an asshole, it was 5 er. i didn’t watch the game, but i will once it’s archived at (i cant stand the live video bugs). the worst part is just the one k. of course, Hughes struggled mightily when he first landed in Trenton.

    even if he dominated tonight, i wouldn’t him making his first start in Boston after 3 AAA starts. dont rush him, better to use ohlendorf or clippard (older with more ip).

  • Joseph P.

    My bad, Travis. I must have checked the line before Kozlowski let an inherited runner score.