After being sidelined for nearly two weeks while suffering and recovering from the flu, Boston ace Josh Beckett is set to return to the mound on Tuesday night when the Red Sox open a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies in the City of Brotherly Love, according to CSNNE's Maureen Mulllen.
Beckett will be opposed by Cliff Lee, who's been tearing up opposing lineups of late, allowing just one earned run in his last four starts. He is 4-0 with a 0.27 ERA in June, and has two complete games in that span. His last two games have been shutout efforts.
The news isn't all bad, though - Philly's bats aren't doing the damage to opposing pitchers that they've become known for, and as long as Beckett's form hasn't suffered any from his absence, he and Lee should be able to make Tuesday's tilt one of the best pitching matchups of the season.
For Beckett, it'll also be a return to the batting order, where he's hit 3 home runs and driven in 16 runs during his ten-year career, the first five of which were spent in Florida.