Tim Wakefield's third attempt for win No. 200 was overshadowed a bit by the Red Sox' showdown with the Yankees this past weekend. Josh Beckett was solid in the series finale against the Yanks, but the Sox couldn't generate enough offense for him to pick up the win.
Instead, Beckett received a no decision, which has been common this season, as the Sox average only 3.17 runs per game in his starts.
Dennis Eckersley said that it's no secret that Beckett's been the team's best pitcher this season. He also said that the Sox are fortunate to have their offensive struggles come when their ace is on the hill because whatever they do muster up is still usually enough to get the job done.
In fact, the Sox are 16-6 when Beckett starts, although six of the team's eight extra-innings games this season have come in games that he's started.
To hear Eck and Tom Caron's breakdown of Beckett's season so far, check out the video above from Red Sox Gameday Live Presented by UNO.