How’s that for a buzzkill. We get Ortiz and Manny finally acting like Ortiz and Manny, then Papi takes a foul ball off the knee and tells us after the game that he’s been playing with a torn meniscus. Never mind that I had to look the f–king word up in the Merriam-Webster, this is bad stuff, man.

Other than this unsettling news, this was a nice win on the heels of that pasting in Detroit. It also saw Julio Lugo pull his average up over .200, so my original hypothesis that he’d emerge as a second-half hero may yet come true.

Just say a little prayer for the knees, people. We need those f–kers healthy.