Shin-Soo Choo launched a solo home run off Ramirez and the Rangers jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the start of the third inning. The right-hander was pulled after facing one batter in the third inning and inherited another run on a Mitch Moreland double off Dominic Leone. He was charged with five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over two innings pitched in an 8-6 defeat.
Ramirez has allowed 13 runs over his last three starts (11 innings). His ERA has ballooned from 2.57 to 7.50 over that span. He'll look to regroup in time for his next start on Tuesday against Houston.
Ramirez (1-2) surrendered a two-run home run to Josh Donaldson in the first and a run-scoring single to Brandon Moss ion the third for his only blemishes of the night. He was charged with three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings of work.
All two of Ramirez's losses have come against the A's. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled start on Thursday against the Rangers.
Ramirez (1-1) blew an early three-run advantage, surrendering a three-run home run to Brandon Moss in the third inning. He was charged with five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out one over four innings of work.
In two starts, Ramirez has allowed seven runs over 11 innings pitched. He'll get a rematch against the A's on Saturday, this time at Safeco Field.
He was never a top prospect, but then again, his velocity didn't spike until late in his minor-league career. He struggled in his first extended look in the majors last year, but then again, he was still working back from a triceps injury that sidelined him for the first two months. He compiled a 1.14 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings this spring, but then again, it was spring training.
So where does his impressive debut Tuesday, when he allowed two earned runs on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts, leave him?
To be honest, I don't know. He has never demonstrated strikeout-per-inning ability, so I don't feel like his upside is high enough to make him a priority on waivers right now. But every time I'm ready to write him off, something brings me back for a second look.
If he maintains his exceptional control from this spring, I could see him compiling a surprisingly low WHIP and perhaps even emerging as this year's Travis Wood. Again, that wouldn't make him a world-beater, but those who invested in Wood after his first couple starts last year were pleased with the end result.
Ramirez begins the season 1-0 after putting together an impressive spring performance in which he posted a 1.14 ERA and 20:2 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings. He should have no problem outpacing last year's 4.98 ERA. Ramirez is slated to face the A's in Oakland Sunday.
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