It was on his 40th pitch [of his side session Friday]. Because it was raining and things like that, he was almost done. I don't think it actually was something where he just threw it and grabbed it. It was almost in between pitchers, where he took a deep breath and, "Man, I feel something." He went and got treatment. They've been working on him. Initially, when you hear something like that, you're kind of like, "Damn." [A team doctor] came in and goes, "Hey, relax. We'll be alright." So that was kind of reassuring.Beckett will travel with the team to Anaheim and throw a side session on Thursday.
Terry Francona confirmed that Josh Beckett strained his right oblique during his side session on Friday.
We're slotting him in there because we think he can pitch there. Friday [Game 2] was actually discussed. But then you're pushing. It's not just health, but it's competing also. I think he's going to be OK.Jon Lester and Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch the first two games in Anaheim. Game 1 will be Wednesday at 10 PM and Game 2 will be Friday at 9:30 PM (both on TBS).
It sounds like the Red Sox have no idea if Beckett will be able to pitch next Sunday, and are simply (like we are) hoping for the best.
More as it develops at SoSH.