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Ramirez gave up three runs on two hits across five innings in Tuesday's win over Atlanta.

Ramirez only made it through five innings but he did just enough to earn the win which was his second of the spring. He walked two batters and struck out five to bring his record to 2-1 through four starts. Ramirez holds a 6.44 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 5 days ago

Despite prior speculation his start would be skipped, Ramirez will indeed get the start for the Rays Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays must have more faith in Ramirez and his 6.66 ERA than previously thought. It's at least encouraging that the 25-year-old was strong in his last start with five scoreless innings and that his FIP is 3.93, almost three runs under his actual results.

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Ramirez will likely have his turn in the rotation skipped due to Tampa Bay's day off Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Although his last start was very encouraging, it's hard to blame the Rays for avoiding the starter with the 6.66 ERA when they can. Ramirez's next start will likely fall on Saturday with the rest of the rotation pitching on normal rest.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 1 week ago

Ramirez pitched five scoreless innings in Thursday's start against the Yankees, giving up just one hit while walking two and striking out four.

Ramirez earned his first win of the season on Thursday, which should secure another opportunity the next time around. He's been brutal up to this point, and still holds an ERA of 6.66, but this start was definitely encouraging.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 weeks ago

Ramirez will start Thursday's game against the Yankees, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.

In 226 career innings Ramirez has a 4.94 ERA and he has an 8.38 ERA in 19.1 innings this year, so there's really no reason to expect this to work out well. Matt Andriese, the other candidate for that spot in the rotation, will likely be moved to the bullpen.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 2 weeks ago

Ramirez continues to struggle this season, most recently allowing two earned runs in two innings Tuesday against the Yankees.

Ramirez started out the season as a starter, starting two games before being moved to the bullpen. He's appeared in eight games as a reliever, but still has an ERA of 8.38. Heading into Tuesday's game, he had a FIP of 3.72 and a 1.67 WHIP.

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Ramirez didn't last long in his second start, lasting four innings while giving up a single earned run and throwing two strikeouts.

While just four innings is nowhere close to ideal for a start, Ramirez will probably take it given that he allowed eight more runs in his previous start. His ERA is now "down" to 13.94 and could see more starts as long as Alex Cobb is still out and the Tampa Bay rotation is thin.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 1 month ago

Ramirez will start Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Ramirez has had a rough start to his season thus far after three appearances coupled with a 21.32 ERA through just 6.3 innings. Nevertheless, he'll take the mound hoping to increase his six total strikeouts on the year.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 1 month ago

Ramirez got blown up again Wednesday, lasting just 3.1 innings and allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks against Toronto.

That's consecutive seven-run appearances to open the year for Ramirez, who nonetheless improved his ERA (a truly horrendous 23.63) and WHIP (a whopping 3.75) by lasting 1.1 innings longer than last time. Even with the Braves' marginal-to-nonexistent alternatives, it's highly questionable whether Ramirez will get another start after these two disastrous performances.

Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 1 month ago

Ramirez will start Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.

He struggled mightily in his one appearance out of the bullpen this season, but the Rays really don't have any other healthy options at the big league level. This is a desperation play by Tampa Bay, and even if he's pitching well, Ramirez will likely be limited to four or five innings as he's been working out of the bullpen so far this season.