It looks like David Ortiz will sit to start Thursday's game:
The Red Sox are facing a historically tough lefty in Francisco Liriano. Still, Liriano hasn't been himself since surgery and it's not like Ortiz has a bad history against him -- 1 for 3 with two-run double.
Terry Francona might come out and say it's a "matchup" thing, but I'm not too sold on that. Are the Red Sox benching him? Of course not. It's a day off for Ortiz and that's it. Tito will tell us all that tomorrow.
Is this news? Not really, but it's worth talking about.