Monday, March 14, 2011

Beckett Struggles In Fifth As The Red Sox Lose

"It 's a shame that the whole trip to be ruined one day a couple, but it's the sort of thing," said Beckett. "I feel very in the midst of pitched three innings."

Beckett worked four innings and allowed five runs on four hits, walked two and struck out five. He threw 76 pitches. He faced four batters without getting in the fifth. Four of the Pirates' six points of the round were charged to him.

"This is not how it is supposed to end, because I felt fine," Beckett said.

It was Beckett's third trip to spring training. On February 28 he had mild concussion symptoms after being beaten in the head by a ball during batting practice.

"I think I caught the full backup of a concussion," said Beckett. "I'm not tired."

Ronny Cedeno  started the bottom of Homer only fifth on the left. Dusty Brown  walked, Andy Marte  blooped a double and Jose Tabata  was hit by a pitch.

Neil Walker coated with a first key of relief Scott Atchison  should be properly tied together. Pedro Alvarez  doubled to put the Pirates up, 5-3. Lyle Overbay, add two to one lead.

Beckett's first success was John Bowker two stars, solo homer in the second inning. Bowker is the second this spring circuit.

Bowker, who is out of minor league options, trying to make Pirates outfielder file as reserve. After being slowed by tendinitis in his wrist early in camp, he has hit safely in six of its last seven games.

"I try to get my timing down," Bowker said. "I try not to overdo it, just press the readers online."

Pirates starter Brad Lincoln  allowed two runs and two hits in three innings. The right-hander walked two and strike three.

"I had a good rhythm at the time," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. "There were some times when you are rushed and had no side arms, the arms a little. He works in the right direction, no doubt."

Mike Cameron (known) two-run double in the third inning gave the Red Sox 2-1. Lars Anderson  homered and scored two distinct works. Drew Sutton  walked, and once made a distinction.