Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez (7-8) gave up an earned run on three hits over 1.1 innings in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever was touched up by Billy Butler with one out in the home half of the eighth for a 399-foot solo shot, which turned out to be the winning run. Ramirez has now given up nine round-trippers over 60 innings this season, although he'd last surrendered a homer on June 20, a stretch of nine appearances. The earned run was also the first given up by the 26-year-old in seven July appearances.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez threw two perfect innings Sunday, striking out four, to notch his 10th hold of the season in a win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

After struggling to close out the month of June, Ramirez has now thrown five scoreless innings over four appearances in July with a 7:1 K:BB ratio. Brad Boxberger (oblique) seems on course to rejoin the Rays bullpen within the next week or two which could cause roles to be shuffled, but until then Ramirez seems set as one of Alex Colome's primary setup men.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez allowed only a hit over his one inning in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty has started to rebound from a four-appearance stretch in late June during which he gave up nine earned runs over 3.1 innings. Ramirez now has three consecutive scoreless efforts, and is starting to get a bit more rest between outings with the addition to the bullpen of another arm capable of eating up innings in former starter Matt Andriese. After logging 38.1 innings over the first two months of the season, Ramirez has was on the mound for just 13.1 frames in June, and has worked three innings to date in July.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
3 months ago

Ramirez (7-4) picked up the win against the Twins on Friday after allowing one hit over an inning. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez bounced back nicely after he struggled in his last outing. This time, the 26-year-old righty threw nine of his 15 pitches for strikes, and it was nice to see him with a scoreless inning, as it was the only second time over his past 10 appearances in which he didn't allow a run.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
3 months ago

Ramirez (6-4) only tossed one inning, but he was credited with the loss after allowing one run on two hits and a walk Thursday against Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez only threw eight of his 17 pitches for strikes, so he had plenty of problems to find the strike zone. The 26-year-old righty from Nicaragua has struggled badly of late, allowing runs in eight of his last 10 outings. He has a 7.04 ERA over that span.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
3 months ago

Ramirez could see a reduced workload with the return of Brad Boxberger from the disabled list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old reliever has been the bullpen's iron man, throwing 38 innings overall during the first two months of the season, with 32.1 of those coming in 19 relief appearances. However, the presence of another arm in the relief corps is certain to have a positive trickle-down effect on his usage. While he relishes being called upon, Ramirez has recently emphasized how he wants to be more prudent with how frequently he takes the hill. "I want the most appearances I can get," Ramirez said. "Less innings means less pitches, less pitches means I can be fresh and even go three days, back-to-back-to-back."

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
3 months ago

Ramirez, who's been used frequently in relief this season, wants to "be smarter" in how much work he takes on going forward, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old's May tally was up to 16 innings and 248 pitches after Monday's extended appearance against the Marlins, when he recorded 54 offerings over just a pair of frames. Ramirez leads all relievers in the majors with 31.1 innings pitched, 16 appearances of one-plus innings, and 10 outings encompassing at least two innings. Although he reported feeling "okay" on Tuesday following the extra duty Monday, he also conceded that the soreness was more comparable to that of what he's typically felt after a start. Ramirez's ability to eat up innings has been particularly valuable in the Rays' makeshift bullpen during the season's early going, but he sees the need to be a bit more prudent about how much work he's willing to take on, for both his and the team's sake. "Don't try to be the hero of the team because I could get injured, and that is going to be worse," Ramirez said. "Worse for me, anyway, because they can call anyone up to replace me, but I've got to be careful about my arm." The veteran reliever is expected to be available again Thursday, after receiving Tuesday and Wednesday off.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
3 months ago

Ramirez (6-2) surrendered three hits, two earned runs and two walks over two innings in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Marlins. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old got through the sixth and seventh innings unscathed, before running into trouble in the eighth. Miguel Rojas and Adeiny Hechavarria notched back-to-back singles, prompting Ramirez's exit after 54 pitches. Enny Romero and Alex Colome came on and allowed both inherited runners to score, saddling Ramirez with his first loss since April 23 versus the Yankees. The outing was notably the fifth consecutive in which he's given up at least one earned run, and the sixth time in his last seven trips to the mound. That stretch has prompted Ramirez's ERA to rise just over a full run to its current figure of 2.43, although he continues to be one of the team's more effective options in relief.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
4 months ago

Ramirez (6-1) surrendered a hit and a walk over two innings in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Angels. He also struck out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

At one point thought to be a likely candidate for the Sunday spot start that will instead go to Matt Andriese, Ramirez instead was called for some key relief work in the tightly-contested game on Saturday. He turned in yet another stellar effort, his sixth scoreless effort in his last seven appearances. It also marked Ramirez's third relief appearance in four days, with the part-time starter having thrown 64 pitches over that span. The 26-year-old's ERA is down to 1.32, while he also boasts an equally impressive 0.77 WHIP.

Erasmo Ramirez
P TB
4 months ago

Ramirez (6-1) surrendered a hit and a walk over two innings in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Angels. He also struck out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

At one point thought to be a likely candidate for the Sunday spot start that will instead go to Matt Andriese, Ramirez instead was called for some key relief work in the tightly-contested game on Saturday. He turned in yet another stellar effort, his sixth scoreless effort in his last seven appearances. It also marked Ramirez's third relief appearance in four days, with the part-time starter having thrown 64 pitches over that span. The 26-year-old's ERA is down to 1.32, while he also boasts an equally impressive 0.77 WHIP.