Seattle Mariners news from Saturday (March 16) showcases how good Erasmo Ramirez is looking in Spring Training. The Mariners have to seriously consider making Ramirez part of the starting rotation after another good performance against the Colorado Rockies.
Ramirez went six innings against the Rockies, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out four batters. In 12 Spring Training innings, Ramirez has an ERA of 1.50, a WHIP of 1.17 and nine strikeouts to show for himself. At times he has looked almost unhittable, even though he has had a few rough innings along the way. Getting out of danger shows that he is definitely maturing as a starting pitcher.
On offense, Kendrys Morales, Carlos Peguero, and Jesus Montero each had two hits to help the lead the team. The Mariners finished with 10 hits total, with Morales and Mike Jacobs also hitting a home run. The team has been doing a great job of mixing timely hitting with home runs and it helped lead the team to yet another Spring Training win.
Morales now has a .371 batting average this spring and Montero is close behind with a .370 batting average. Michael Morse and Franklin Gutierrez each have 10 RBIs and it is looking the team could have a really strong starting nine when Opening Day finally arrives. With Erasmo Ramirez looking even better in the role of a starter on the team, the Mariners could be looking at a team ready to contend again.
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