Pregame interview with Francona
Manager talks about the Game 2 status of Josh Beckett
Why is Beckett so good in the postseason? I realize he's a good pitcher in the regular season, too, but what do you think it is about him that causes him to amp it up even more when you get to October?TERRY FRANCONA: I don't think that the idea of playing in these games of this magnitude are too big for him. I mean, I think he thrives on that and he enjoys it. But I think you have to be a very good pitcher to begin with, or regardless of how you feel mentally. If you don't physically have the stuff to do it, you're probably kind of running upstream a little bit. As a follow up, where is Beckett at this point physically, and what do you expect out of him?
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