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  • September 2nd, 2006

    Red Sox 2, Toronto 1 Another day, another couple of injuries…

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:10 am in General Comments (3)

    W…T…F…??? Just when you think “Who else is there that could get hurt, everyone is already gone?” Our rock, the man we have counted on to carry us for a good part of the year, the David Ortiz of pitching…Jonathan Paplebon has to leave the game in the 9th after injuring his arm…The latest and greatest is it might be fatigue and he could be back in a couple of day…

    So until then, Tito, I’m sure, will continue to throw Mike “my pitching is above reproach” Timlin out there…Great…

    And while we are on the subject of bad news: Curt Schilling will not be making his next start either…he has a strained side muscle. His next start was to be Monday against the Chicago White Sox…. WHEN is this going to end!

    Some more news on Jon Lester: he will be starting Chemo this week, and will continue that for 4 to 6 months…Lester has been diagnosed with a treatable form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which accounts for only 1 to 2 percent of all lymphoma diagnoses. The cause is unknown.

    The cancer can be fast growing, but it’s often curable, said Dr. Robert Soiffer, chief of the division of blood cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. “It’s responsive to chemotherapy and it is hopefully curable with chemotherapy,” he said. It’s unlikely Lester could work out during this period, as chemotherapy can have severe side effects, including nausea. “When you’re an elite athlete, any treatment on your body is going to take its toll,” Soiffer said. “I certainly hope when he completed chemotherapy he would be able to return to a normal lifestyle, including pitching.” Keep the positive vibes coming…

    Kyle Snyder, who, after last night’s performance, officially loses the nickname of “Kansas City Castoff”–his line was frickin BEAUTIFUL: 7.0IP, 2H, 0R/ER, 2BB, 8SO, and 94 pitches, 58 for strikes, to beat Ted Lilly–TED LILLY…how many times does THAT happen? Marshmallows for everyone!

    And what about Mike Lowell and his 2nd homer in as many games? And, maybe, next year, we can stop hearing about how we received him as an afterthought because we wanted Josh Beckett?

    In rehab assignments in Pawtucket, Trot was the DH for the whole game and went 0-for-4, while ‘Tek caught five innings and went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the first inning. They are expected to play for Pawtucket again today, although there may be some changes, due ot the fact that Pawtucket’s game has been rescheduled as well…Tim Wakefield threw about 50 pitches in a simulated game in the Yesterday afternoon; no timetable has been set for his return…

    Because of the impending weather, (which may not be that big of a deal after all…) Today’s game has been changed from 7:05 to 1:05pm. Sunday’s game has been moved from 2:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. And I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks that a 2 day rain out would do this team a WORLD of good…

    Today: TBA (Niiiiiiice…) vs. A.J. Burnett (What a punk…) 1:05pm

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 2, Toronto 1 Another day, another couple of injuries…”

    1. julie says:

      snyder was outstanding, but the win was overshadowed by jon lester’s diagnosis. my prayers are with him and his family.

    2. Peter N says:

      Everything we needed to know. All in one post. Nice!

    3. kaylee says:

      nice blog.
      -kaylee

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