MILWAUKEE -- Aramis Ramirez is no stranger to cold starts. Just last year, in an impressive season that landed him his first Silver Slugger award, Ramirez had just two home runs through the first two months of the season.
The same could be said for his 2010 season as well, in which he didn't raise his batting average above the .200 mark until the second week of July.
This season, through 15 games, Ramirez has had similar struggles. He's batting .158 and has just one long ball and six RBI. For a veteran that's gone through slow starts before, neither Ramirez or Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is very concerned about the status of Milwaukee's important cleanup addition.
"I still don't think he feels like he's really at the point where he's confident in what he's doing," Roenicke said on Sunday. "We're seeing more good at-bats from him, but he's not locked in to where he feels, yeah, I got it."
Roenicke said that Ramirez had given some of the credit for his past cold starts to the ear...