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#1 Rudy Pemberton


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:30 PM

Thought it wortwhile to break out (per Comeback Kid in other thread)

Beckett scratched with stiff neck, Pauley called up to start, Thurston cut.

Beckett Not Starting

Edited by Rudy Pemberton, 22 April 2008 - 03:31 PM.


#2 mabrowndog


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

Some more info from the lovely Amalie Benjamin in Extra Bases:

Beckett had been fighting the same illness that has taken Jason Varitek out of the lineup for the past couple of days.

So the Red Sox, anticipating that there might be a problem, had pulled David Pauley from his start on Monday. He was told to come to Boston last night, where he spent the evening in a hotel. At about 2 p.m. Pauley was told that he wouldn't be needed tonight, then that was reversed around 4 p.m., when Pauley was told that he would be making the emergency start.

The neck issue popped up out of nowhere this afternoon. Manager Terry Francona was actually out watching Mike Lowell take batting practice for the first since since injuring his thumb when the situation with Beckett came up.

The team is not yet sure if Beckett will be skipped in his start or whether he might just be pushed back a few days. We're hoping to get more information later, possibly after tonight's game.



#3 TomRicardo


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

Why would a Pawtucket Player need to spend the night in a hotel in Boston?

#4 mabrowndog


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

Why would a Pawtucket Player need to spend the night in a hotel in Boston?

The team probably wanted to make sure he'd be here early enough to do some throwing under the watchful eye of John Farrell this morning if needed. Better than having him scramble his ass up I-95 at the last minute.

#5 Rough Carrigan


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:27 PM

Of course, Beckett's back problem turned out to actually be a hip problem so, allowing for the same proximity, this could be a shoulder issue or a skull fracture too.

#6 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:44 PM

Skipping Beckett's turn in the rotation per Tito on NESN

So as far as they know he'll make his next scheduled start and not pitch tomorrow.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:06 PM

NESN says he's due to pitch Sunday at Tampa.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:18 PM

They might consider asking the rotation starters to stay home when its not their turn to pitch.