Ramos went 2-for-4 with a solo shot, his 20th home run of the season, in Sunday's loss to the Rockies. The two days off he received Thursday and Friday appear to have recharged Ramos' batteries as he's gone 3-for-7 since getting back into the lineup. He's already set career highs in virtually every hitting category but Ramos could still put together a big kick to the finish line.
Ramos is out of the lineup Friday against the Rockies, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Ramos will have another day off as Jose Lobaton gets the nod to start behind the plate Friday evening. Ramos owns a fantastic .312/.360/.510 line for the season, but has gone just 6-for-46 (.130) over the last 14 days.
Ramos is not in Thursday's lineup against the Orioles, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Ramos has started the last six games behind the plate and has been slumping a bit at the plate, going 0-for-12 in his previous three contests, so he'll get a day to rest Thursday. Jose Lobaton will handle the catching duties and bat eighth.
Ramos is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ramos owns a .929 OPS for the month of August, but he will get a day off after starting the previous four games. Pedro Severino will get the start behind the plate in Ramos' place.
Ramos is out of the lineup Saturday against the Braves, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. He started the last six games behind the dish and will get a day to rest up Saturday. Pedro Severino is starting at catcher and hitting eighth against the Braves.