Saturday, September 26, 2009
If the Sox are to win the AL East, it will now take a near miracle. But the more pressing matter is the health of Jon Lester after he took a linedrive off the right leg. The good news is that X-Rays were negative, and as of right now, he's expected to make his next scheduled start on Thursday night.
This loss doesn't hurt or scare me in the least. Lester struggled, then the Sox' long-relief couldn't keep the game in hand. It was a 6-3 game in the 6th, hardly out of reach. And does Joba Chamberlain impress you at all?
But again, the division is pretty much won by the Yankees. The Sox are down by 6 games in the loss column, so even if they took the next 2 games in New York, they'd be down 4 with 7 games left.
This afternoon on Fox, Daisuke Matsuzaka faces 18-7 CC Sabathia.
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