Josh Beckett workout day interview
Red Sox starting pitcher prepares to pitch Game 3 of ALDS
You're used to being a Game 1 pitcher and sort of setting the tone for a series. Is there any different mental approach now that you're a guy in a position to close one out?JOSH BECKETT: No, because I've done both. Obviously, in 2003, you know, we clinched when I was on the mound. You know, I've kind of done it all, because in 2003, we pitched out of the bullpen on our bullpen days. I don't think it's any different. You've just got to go out there execute pitches. That's the same thing I told Jon Lester about Game 1. You don't have to do anything different. How easy is it to kind of put the aches and pains aside this time of year? JOSH BECKETT: I think some of them it's really easy. You just beat them with chemistry. So, like I said, you've got to go out there and just compete. That's what it's about. Keeping your team in the game. You saw how we kind of let them stay in the game yesterday and, you know, things happen, especially when you look back and they left 11 guys on base before they scored their second run. That's kind of what we're trying to do. I thought Ervin Santana kept them in the game and gave them a chance to win. Fortunately for us we ended up hitting the two run homer when we already had Papelbon in the game.
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