It's early June and he is already a winner. A winner no matter what happens the rest of the way.
Beckett was at it again Tuesday, looking like he never had risky surgery last year to remove a rib that ended his season with an 0-5 record and a 5.19 earned-run average.
Beckett threw six scoreless innings, giving up two hits, as the Dodgers stopped the
Beckett, 34, could not have pitched much better, striking out seven and walking one. He raised his record to 4-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.35.
Not bad for a guy the Dodgers were uncertain what to expect from at the beginning of the season. Beckett was at one point lined up for a battle with
The Dodgers supported him with 12 hits.
Rain delayed the start of the game for 2 hours 5 minutes, but Beckett went right to work. The first hit he gave up came with two outs in the third inning when
The Reds scored once against Mahlom in the seventh inning but by then the Dodgers had scored their six runs.