Beckett Is No Better Than the Rest - Sox Lose 6-4 To Orioles

And it just keeps getting uglier.

Josh Beckett allowed a pair of home runs, Alfredo Aceves gave up a base hit that plated two inherited runners, and the Red Sox found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-4 score against the Baltimore Orioles.

On a positive note, Beckett pitched into the 8th inning, the first time a Boston starter has done that in about 5 weeks. But the fact remains that on a night when the Red Sox needed him to be totally dominant, Mark Reynolds tagged him for two home runs and what had seemed like a sure victory went south quickly.

If you were thinking of an October vacation but wanted to wait to see what the Red Sox had in mind, feel free to start making plans. If they can't beat the home....

As this very forgettable September now moves from the final home game of the season to a weekend series against the Yankees in the Bronx, we leave you with this question - when did the starting pitching staff suddenly all turn into John Lackey?