He barely even looked at them: at the screaming faithful in the stands, so ready to celebrate a World Series berth; at
Nothing would faze him on this night, and after it was over,
After a shaky first inning, Beckett settled down, allowing just four baserunners, only one of whom reached third base. His 96 mph fastball hummed passed Indians hitters at their knees, his looping 12-to-6 curve was unhittable as ever.
"I thought he was up in the first inning," Boston manager
The Indians may have had no chance with Beckett in top form, but really, the game should have been a lot closer.
Wedge's defense: "C.C. pitched probably about as good as he pitched the prior inning. He was pretty efficient. If you go straight to [setup man
But it probably didn't matter in the end. Beckett, the ornery fireballin' Texan, was the baddest man in the ballpark, and even an hour after the game he still wore the cold stare he had all game. One reporter asked him how he felt about country singer