Few pitchers had a more drastic change of fortunes in 2015 than Erasmo Ramirez did. After back-to-back miserable seasons in Seattle, Ramirez started off his Rays career in inauspicious fashion, allowing 15 earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in his first two starts. After an effective stint in the bullpen, Ramirez was promoted to the rotation in mid-May, and in 25 starts, he went 11-5 with a 3.13 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. He slowed down in the second half with an 3.86 ERA, but with an ability to pitch with control and miss bats, Ramirez could be a bargain as a late-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
Rays starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez allowed four runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out three over 5 1/3 innings, and came away with a no-decision against Toronto on Friday night. He carried a 4-1 lead heading into the sixth inning, but he retired just one hitter as he and the bullpen allowed four runs before the inning ended. Ramirez ends the season 11-6, with a respectable 3.75 ERA over 34 games (27 starts), so he should have done enough to have his name on the short list of rotation options next spring.
Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez (11-6) sparkled in Thursday's win over the Red Sox, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out six in seven innings After a two-run homer by David Ortiz in the first inning, Ramirez absolutely shut things down, making the Red Sox the third consecutive AL East team that he's dominated, following strong starts against the Yankees and Orioles. He's not star material, but Ramirez has broken out as a very credible pitcher who's capable of going on red-hot runs. His final start of the year will come against the Marlins next week.
Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez turned in a fantastic outing against the Yankees on Monday. The right-hander carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but Carlos Beltran greeted him with a single to lead off the inning. Still, Ramirez allowed just that one hit and a walk over 7 2/3 scoreless innings. He recorded six punchouts, but was ultimately left with a no-decision after the Yankees rallied in the ninth to capture the 4-1 win. This was a solid effort for Ramirez, who had given up four runs in three of his last four starts. His ERA dropped to 3.75 after Monday's fine effort.
Rays starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez didn't have his best stuff during his start against the Orioles on Wednesday. Ramirez allowed four runs on six hits in just four innings of work. He allowed a home run but did manage to record six strikeouts in the no-decision. Ramirez now has a 3.84 ERA this season.
Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez didn't have his best stuff during his start against the Royals on Friday. Ramirez allowed three runs on six hits in just 4 1/3 innings. His command was off as he recorded four strikeouts but allowed three walks. With the loss, Ramirez dropped to 10-5 on the year with a 3.68 ERA.