The Red Sox and Yankees are stuck in a scoreless tie after two innings—good news for Josh Beckett, but on the whole bad for the Red Sox.
After all, it’s Josh Beckett on the mound against Phil Hughes. A match the Sox should be dominating, and instead one they’re tied in after two.
Josh Beckett has been strong through the first two innings, striking out three men and allowing just a single to Brett Gardner. The problem is that Phil Hughes has been just about as good, allowing just a single in the first and a double in the second to Dustin Pedroia and Carl Crawford respectively. Both times, however, he’s worked around it, keeping the Sox from bringing either man home.
Hopefully the Sox just needed one time through to figure things out.