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Scouting Seattle Mariners’ Erasmo Ramirez
6/30/12 vs Boston Red Sox
Over the weekend I had a chance to catch Seattle right hander Erasmo Ramirez. This was my first time seeing Ramirez after hearing a lot about him. He has had some success while being a big leaguer, so I decided to take a look at what he brings to the table.
Natural tail away from LHB and in on RHB.. it has sink to it as well
Ramirez started in the first sitting mostly 90-93 with his fastball. I didn’t get a chance to see his grip on the ball, but it’s rare to see a guy with this type of movement while throwing this hard. Not only does the ball run, but it has a lot of sink. He’s able to miss bats with it and induce ground balls. When Ramirez got behind or had men on base he was able to dial the fastball up to 94-95 and even touched 96 twice and still maintained the movement. Mostly living up and away to LH‘s and down and away to RH’s. His fas...
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Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez left Saturday night's game against Boston in the third inning with an undisclosed injury after retiring the first eight batters.
With two outs in the inning, Ramirez threw a first-pitch strike to Boston's No. 9 hitter Mike Aviles. After throwing the pitch, Ramirez signaled for Seattle catcher Miguel Olivo. When Olivo got to the mound, he signaled...
Mike Zunino, the Seattle Mariners 22-year-old catcher from the University of Florida who was the M's first-round draft pick, signed with the club Monday.
Zunino recently won the Johnny Bench Award as the best college catcher, plus he was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
This is the award given to the best college baseball player.
The deal included a reported...
Seattle Mariners infielder Munenori Kawasaki watched most of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox from the dugout, but he kept himself loose with some dance moves.
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Cameras caught Kawasaki getting down multiple times, including the end of the third inning and again at the end of the sixth inning, giving a good laugh to his teammates...
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The Lone Ranger spent his life with his trusty steed Silver and his faithful friend Tonto traveling from village to village solving the problems that no one was capable of solving for themselves.
I bet there were times when he was riding off into the sunset he would lean over to his travel companion and complain about how lazy people were and how he had to do all...
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The Seattle Mariners have signed first-round draft pick catcher Mike Zunino, who was taken with the No. 3 overall selection in June's amateur draft.
The Mariners announced Zunino's signing on Monday evening. He was to be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Zunino, from Florida, was considered the best college position player available in the draft. Zunino...
There might not be a more energetic Major League Baseball player than Seattle Mariners shortstop Munenori Kawasaki.
During Sunday's Mariners/Red Sox affair, dugout cameras caught Kawasaki cutting a rug and showing off his smooth moves:
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Munenori Kawasaki dances in the dugout during the game because … uh … yeah. Plus, he lies on teammate Casper Wells slowly, awkwardly, and in the most homoerotic way possible
During Sunday afternoon's Red Sox broadcast, you might have heard Jerry Remy complain about the epidemic problem of dancing grounds crew members around Major League Baseball, of which he was clearly not a fan. Well, it may be in the job description of newly hired grounds crew members, but dancing skills certainly aren't expected of the players on the diamond. Howeverm, Seattle...
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The Seattle Mariners are a team begging to get beat. They came into Saturday's game at Safeco Field hitting .197 at home and averaging 2.8 runs a game.
True to form, they...
David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 for a split of the four-game series.
Ryan Kalish, pinch-hitting for Brent Lillibridge, hit a one-out double off the right-center field wall against Seattle reliever Brandon League in the 10th. Dustin Pedroia followed with a single to right, putting runners at the corners.
Apparently Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe and I are thinking on the same wave length. Well, to be honest this idea has probably been floating around for a lot longer than I had it in my head. This idea you ask? The Red Sox need to trade for Seattle Mariners ace “King” Felix Hernandez. [...]
SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners happy to have gotten a split of the series, thanks to their first extra-inning win of the year, a 2-1 victory provided by David Ortiz's 10th-inning sacrifice fly on Sunday. Newly acquired Brent...
To start off the week, the Mariners faced the Oakland Athletics at home. Nicaraguan Erasmo Ramirez started off the series striking out 10 in Game 1, but sadly he didn’t get the win. The Athletics hit a home run in the 2nd inning, which was the winning run of the ball game. The next outing, a Mariners starter would again strike out 10 (it’s the first time 2 Mariners have gone...
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Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (8-4, 4.54)
Pitching: LHP Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.54)