The 2010 season has not been Josh Beckett‘s best by any stretch of the imagination, but if his latest starts are any indication of what’s to come next year, there’s a strong chance the big righty bounces back strong in 2011.
Beckett is finally healthy, and it’s showing. He improved his record to 5-4 by beating the A’s in Sunday afternoon’s finale, and while he struggled at times with command, he was able to work out of jams when he needed to.
In fact, pitching out of jams is something Beckett has been doing impressively well lately. In his last three starts, he’s limited opponents to a .226 average with runners in scoring position, including limiting Oakland to just 2-for-10 with three strikeouts in the same situation on Sunday.
For Beckett, his ability to throw his secondary pitches is one of the biggest reasons for those numbers. Check out the video below to hear the right-hander explain what he did well Sunday and what’s he been doing well as of late.
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