For the first time since the day of his recall, Domonic Brown is not in Charlie Manuel's starting lineup.
Brown is sitting due to soreness in knee. It is not considered serious, but it is enough to keep him out of tonight's game against the Washington Nationals.
After a victory Friday, Manuel sauntered through the clubhouse and went straight for Brown. He said a few words to his outfielder, patted him on the back and walked away.
Brown had started 23 games in a row. He was 0 for 4 Friday with two strikeouts and a double play. With tough lefty Gio Gonzalez throwing for Washington, Saturday made sense for a respite.