Beckett (strained oblique) pushed back to Game 3 of ALDS; Lester gets opener


Hello everyone, ESPN is reporting that Josh Beckett injured his oblique in a bullpen session and will not start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels. Tentatively, he's now scheduled to start Game 3 of the ALDS when the series moves to Boston. Since Dice-K started in Sunday's first game and would only have 2 days' rest, I presume Jon Lester will start Game 1 (maybe it will be Wakefield, but it's likelier to be Lester). Turns out, Lester will start Game 1, but I forgot the Red Sox-Angels series skips a day on Thursday, so Matsuzaka can go on full rest in Game 2 on Friday, and will. This could be a big blow to the Red Sox, since oblique injuries often linger, especially when the weather starts changing like it often does this time of the year in the NE.