Walked into the clubhouse a little while ago and Manny Ramirez was sitting peacefully with his right knee all taped up. He won’t be in the lineup today. Sean Casey will DH. Details are still sketchy on exactly what is wrong with the knee because this happened last minute this morning.
No word on whether Manny will play Friday night against the Yankees. David Ortiz will almost certainly be in there that night against the heat of Joba Chamberlain.
Jed Lowrie is in the lineup for the fifth straight day. Obviously they are impressed with the way he’s handling himself. Needless to say, Julio Lugo could be getting Wally Pipp’d here.