Lester Listed Day-to-Day; Magic Number Stuck on 3

Amanda BrunoCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2009

It was one scary scene Friday night in the Bronx for Red Sox fans.

Jon Lester, who is projected to be the Game 1 starter in the playoffs, was drilled in the right leg in the third inning off a Melky Cabrera line drive.


He hit the ground, screaming in pain. It was every Sox fans’ worst nightmare coming true in a matter of seconds.


Luckily, x-rays turned up negative and the left-handed ace is listed day-to-day with a contusion on his right quad.


The Yankees won 9-5 and lowered their magic number to win the American League East to three games.


Boston picked up no ground as the Texas Rangers also won its game 8-3 over the Tampa Bay Rays so the magic number remains at three to clinch the AL Wild Card.

It's not time to panic, that could have played out a lot worse, and Lester is lucky it wasn't his knee cap that got smashed up.


There are nine more games left in the regular season so still plenty of time to give him some rest, if needed, and have him playoff ready.

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