With a 5-9 record and an ERA of 4.97, Josh Beckett just hasn't been cutting it this season.
Granted, his eight runs (including three home runs) against the Rangers were the most since 2010—breaking a 12-game streak in which Beckett hadn't allowed a home run since May—but his performances this season haven't been exactly ace-material.
In his season opener on April 7, Beckett gave up five home runs en route to a 10-0 rout at the hands of the Detroit Tigers.
On May 10, he gave up seven runs on seven hits (including two home runs) in just two innings in an 8-3 loss to Cleveland.
Beckett enjoyed a three-game win streak in May, but on the last day of month, he gave up four runs on 10 hits through seven innings, again to Detroit.
Beckett didn't win a single game in June (all via ESPN MLB).
Beckett's performances just aren't cutting it anymore.