Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett just recently started throwing for the first time since tweaking his back during a bullpen session in late-May. He threw 42 fastballs off the mound at Fenway on Monday afternoon and hopes to increase his workout regimen from there. Red Sox coaches and trainers are planning for the 2x World Series champion to simulate a few innings during Boston’s away series in Colorado. “He did real well Monday and he feels real well today, so that’s good,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. Beckett will likely be back to 100% by the end of the All-Star break.
The Sox are set for two more games against the Rockies before they travel further west to matchup with the San Francisco Giants. They are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East standings while trailing the New York Yankees by just 1 1/2 games. John Lackey will start on the hill for Boston tonight vs Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Jimenez, a five-year veteran is producing Cy Young like numbers with a 13-1 record and 1.15 ERA. He became the first pitcher in Rockies history to throw a no-hitter on April 17th against the Atlanta Braves. Purchase your Boston Red Sox tickets here with us at AceTicket.com!