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Old 02-18-2007, 09:09 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by -Slap- View Post
Beckett is in a Catch-22. If he throws too many breaking balls, he gets blisters and goes on the DL. If he relies on his fastball too much, he makes all his starts, but he's responsible for more homers than Victor Conte.
I dont know if its that cut and dry. If you look at his numbers split up between halfs, the first half of the season he allowed over 2 HRS/9 innings. During the second half only .95 while pitching only around 13 or 14 more innings in the first half. He just needs to learn to trust varitek. Pitchers are so set in their ways sometimes, sure they hear how good tek is with pitchers but its like they want to find out for themselves, i think beckett has.
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