Josh Beckett went eight strong, Kelly Shoppach had a career day against his former team and the Red Sox claimed their eighth straight Opening Day win at home on Friday.
Of course, since Jacoby Ellsbury left the game with a shoulder injury, we’ll have to tamper our excitement just a little but.
But there’s still some cause for celebration since the Sox picked up their second win of the year, so NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is giving Beckett our “Crazy Eights” award after a commanding performance. Who’s your player of the game? Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts on the game in the comments below.