Friday, September 01, 2006

How can it get worse? Lester has lymphoma

Toronto @ Boston 7P, Lilly (11-11, 4.78) vs. Kyle Snyder (3-3, 6.91)

More bad news hit the beleaguered Sox today as they learned that previously-thought injured starter Jon Lester actually has lymphoma.

After extensive tests to determine the cause of Lester's back problems, it was determined that the young lefty has a treatable form of the cancer called anaplastic large cell. He will undergo treatment immediately and doctors expect him to make a full recover y from the disease.

It just keeps getting more and more depressing by the day along Yawkey Way. Earlier this afternoon Big Papi announced he will not return to the field until the tests on his ticker are complete; that will be happening on Monday, so earliest return for him could be Monday night when the White Sox come to town.

And to make matters worse, Boston has to face one of the members of the Sox Killers Club, Pitchers Wing when crafty lefty Ted Lilly faces off against Kyle Snyder. In his last 4 starts at Fenway Lilly is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA, including a 10-strikeout, 0-walk game in April

Maybe another act of God will help them pull out a win tonight.

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