We're lucky that the Red Sox weren't playing in a National League ballpark on Saturday night. If that was the case, Josh Beckett would have probably picked up a bat and made sure he got the run support he needed to come out a winner.
After pitching 14 scoreless innings while getting zero run support, Beckett had to wait it out until the bottom of the seventh innning when the Red Sox finally came through with three runs to take the lead.
Jason Varitek started things off and Jacoby Ellsbury provided the go-ahead RBI, continuing his hot streak that has seen him win two consecutive NESN Nation awards.
Terry Francona gets an honorable mention for earning his 1000th win as a manager, but it's guys like Beckett who make winnning look easy, so we couldn't pass him up.
Beckett is Saturday night's "Do I Have to Do Everything Myself?" player of the game. Congratulations, Josh.
Check out the video to see why NESN Nation's Nate Hinchey picked Beckett.
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