Since joining the Los Angeles Dodgers nearly two years ago, Josh Beckett has found it difficult to validate his huge contract. He struggled last season and eventually underwent season-ending surgery.
This year has been much different for Beckett. After going 0-5 in his starts in 2013, Beckett is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.43 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. Beckett’s latest win came in dominant fashion as he completed his first career no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2-0 win Sunday afternoon.
As the possibility of the feat starting to become a reality, Beckett remained calmed and relaxed, even breaking an unwritten rule by talking to others about his no-hitter in the dugout. He even told manager Don Mattingly that he wasn’t going to leave the game. Beckett finished the afternoon with 128 pitches while walking three and striking out six.
Below is a gallery of photos taken from team photographer John SooHoo reliving Beckett’s historic day.
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