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Josh Beckett is left wanting

With Red Sox bats quiet, he has nothing to show for stellar outing against Orioles

Updated: June 7, 2012, 2:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There's only so much futility a man can abide in one night.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett hasn't pitched eight innings this splendid in quite some time -- close to a year, in fact, when he came within one infield hit of a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays last June 15 in Tropicana Field -- and still came up empty.

So in the universe of one single-minded Texan, there was little to be gained from dissecting his outing with interlopers who didn't have the same ...

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