The Red Sox would like Beckett to make another rehab start this Friday before rejoining the team on the west coast. Looking at the rotation:
Thu 0715 vs Tex - WakefieldAlthough Wakefield will probably be (yet again) the odd man out, Beckett will not pitch on July 20 (only three days after his rehab start). Maybe Wake goes as scheduled or perhaps (if Buchholz pitched on the 16th) Felix Doubront get another start before heading back to the PawSox whenever Beckett returns.
Fri 0716 vs Tex - Buchholz [or Doubront]
Sat 0717 vs Tex - Lackey
Sun 0718 vs Tex - Lester
Mon 0719 at Oak - Matsuzaka
Tue 0720 at Oak - Wakefield
Wed 0721 at Oak - Beckett ?
Thu 0722 at Sea -
Beckett's play-by-play today:
1st - Boomer Whiting (bbcbf) 4-3. Pete Orr (fbfbb) PF3. Chase Lambin (bf) 4-3.Pawtucket got its two runs in the bottom of the first. Ryan Kalish singled, stole second, and scored on Bubba Bell's one-out single. With two outs, Lars Anderson and Mark Wagner both singled, bringing Bell home.
2nd - Jason Botts (cbfbbf) K-looking. Kevin Mench (bcs) singled to center. Seth Bynum (ccfb) K-swinging. Chris Duncan (bbb) PF5.
3rd - Leonard Davis (b) 3U. Carlos Maldonado F9. Whiting (bcffbffbff) F8.
4th - Orr (bsfb) K-swinging. Lambin (fbsb) F9. Botts (fb) homered to right. Mench (sbsbf) K-swinging.
Adrian Beltre left the game in the sixth inning with what was first called a "left hamstring strain", but it may be nothing worse than a cramp.
I thought it was going to be worse. It felt like something was going to pop. It just kind of cramped up ... every time I curl my legs it kind of cramps up.Beltre said he "should be able to play" in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, but he "won't try to risk anything. If I don't feel good, I won't play."