ESPN Baseball Tonight noted that Beckett's performance was reminiscent of his performance in the fifth game against Chicago in 2003.
The performance was reminiscent of Game 5 of the 2003 NLCS when Beckett pitched a gem with the Marlins trailing three games to one. Beckett's strikeout-walk numbers were the same on this date as they were four years ago, and the victory came just as easily.
No. No, it wasn't reminiscent at all. Not even close. And I don't care what the stats say.
In 2003, I was bouncing off the walls cheering my lungs out, living and dying with every pitch.
In 2007, I just sat in my chair politely and watched the game appreciating the fact that Josh was doing well.