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Erasmo Ramirez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Erasmo Ramirez surrendered a grand slam to Chris Davis in Saturday's loss to the Orioles, eventually allowing five total runs over 7 1/3 innings.
Ramirez was consistently around the strike zone early in the contest. Unfortunately for the 25-year-old right-hander, one of those strikes went a long, long way in the third inning, when Chris Davis took him deep with the bases loaded. Ramirez allowed five of his seven total hits in that frame. Outside of the one killer blemish, he actually pitched very well. He's been on a roll over the last month-plus and one mistake doesn't change that. Ramirez will take a 3.74 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 73/26 K/BB ratio over 91 1/3 innings into his next start, a Fenway showdown with the Red Sox. Jul 25 - 8:37 PM

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Erasmo Ramirez pitched well in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, surrendering just one run on four hits over 4 2/3 innings of work.

Ramirez struck out four and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. In a curious move though, he was lifted with a man on second and two outs in the fifth inning after having thrown only 65 pitches on the afternoon. The right-hander has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past six weeks and will carry a 3.54 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 70/26 K/BB ratio into Friday's matchup against the Orioles.
Jul 18 - 3:53 PM

Erasmo Ramirez fired six innings of one-run ball in Friday's 3-1 win over the Astros.

The only damage against Ramirez was a solo homer from Colby Rasmus in the second inning. He held the Astros to just four hits and a walk while striking out five batters. Ramirez has been on quite the roll, allowing two earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts. He'll go into the second half with a 3.65 ERA.
Jul 10 - 9:46 PM

Erasmo Ramirez stayed white-hot on the mound, earning the win on Sunday after limiting the Yankees to one run in six innings en route to a 6-1 victory.

Ramirez scattered three hits and three walks while striking out three. He had blanked the Yankees until Alex Rodriguez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Over his last seven starts, Ramirez has allowed five runs in 38 innings (1.18 ERA). Overall, he is 7-3 with a 3.80 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 61/25 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going at home against the Astros next.
Jul 5 - 4:19 PM

Erasmo Ramirez suffered a tough-luck loss Tuesday, allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Ramirez allowed just two hits on the night, but one was a solo homer by Jason Kipnis. He also walked one while striking out seven. The loss, undeserved as it was, was just his third of the year and his first since May 24. The right-hander continues to pitch well in his new Tampa digs, now owning a 4.01 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Yankees.
Jun 30 - 9:58 PM

Erasmo Ramirez (groin) has been cleared to rejoin the Rays' rotation on Tuesday against the Indians.

Ramirez threw a bullpen session Friday with no issues. He missed a start with a minor right groin strain but has successfully avoided a trip to the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 11:30 AM

Erasmo Ramirez (groin) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Assuming it goes well, he'll be slotted back into the rotation on Tuesday. Ramirez missed his last turn with a minor right groin strain.
Jun 26 - 4:24 PM

Erasmo Ramirez (groin) did not throw a bullpen session Tuesday and will miss his next start.

Ramirez had to be lifted from his outing Saturday against the Indians because of a right groin strain. It's not clear yet if he'll require a disabled list stint.
Jun 23 - 5:50 PM

Erasmo Ramirez said Sunday that his strained right groin felt "way better."

Ramirez was lifted from Saturday's start after suffering the injury. He'll test things out in a bullpen session on Tuesday, as it sounds like he could avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Jun 21 - 11:03 AM

Erasmo Ramirez left Saturday's game against the Indians with a right groin strain.

Xavier Cedeno replaced him in the fourth inning. Ramirez lasted just 39 pitches, allowing two hits while mixing in three strikeouts. Matt Moore (elbow) and Jake Odorizzi (oblique) are close to returning from the disabled list so Ramirez may not have stayed in the rotation much longer anyway. He's likely headed for the disabled list.
Jun 20 - 8:33 PM

Erasmo Ramirez continued to pitch well, tossing six innings of shutout ball to improve to 6-2 as the Rays topped the Nationals 6-1 on Monday.

Ramirez now has a 1.16 ERA over his last four starts. He gave up five hits and three walks while striking out four. With an ever-improving 4.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 48/21 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings, Ramirez will look to continue his hot streak when he faces the Indians in a road start this weekend.
Jun 15 - 10:53 PM

Erasmo Ramirez improved to 5-2 after holding the Angels to two runs in five innings on Wednesday.

The right-hander gave up four singles in the third inning, leading to both runs. That accounted for all but one of the hits Ramirez allowed on the evening. He walked none and struck out three. He has pitched well over his last three starts and now has a 2.97 ERA since moving into the rotation in mid-May. Ramirez has a 4.96 ERA overall with a 1.22 WHIP and a 44/18 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings. He'll get the Nationals at home in his next outing.
Jun 10 - 9:58 PM

Erasmo Ramirez pitched a serviceable game in Thursday's win over the Mariners, allowing one run on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Ramirez has now put together back-to-back solid starts and dropped his ERA from 6.62 to 5.10 in the process. Robinson Cano stung him for an RBI single in the fifth inning, but he managed to avoid further damage. In addition to the 5.10 ERA, Ramirez also holds a 1.24 WHIP and 41/18 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep the ball rolling in the right direction when he faces the Angels next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 5 - 1:00 AM

Erasmo Ramirez pitched superbly in a 3-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday, allowing just three hits and striking out seven across seven innings.

The Orioles had no answer here. In addition to the seven strikeouts, Ramirez walked just one. It was a much-needed rebound for the righty, who allowed five runs to the A's in his last start and is working with a 5.53 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 36/17 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings. He'll try to build off this outing when he takes to the road against the Mariners in his next start.
May 30 - 6:20 PM

Erasmo Ramirez struggled in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday, serving up five runs in six innings of work.

Ramirez had trouble finding the plate, issuing five walks. The damage was mostly done via the home run, allowing a first-inning leadoff home run to Billy Burns and a three-run blast to Mark Canha in the sixth inning. He gave up five hits and struck out four on the afternoon. Across five starts and seven relief appearances, Ramirez has a poor 6.62 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 29/16 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings. He'll face the Orioles at Camden Yards next weekend.
May 24 - 4:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Cobb
8Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Alex Colome