While they lost again today, there was a bright spot (for once). Twenty-two year old Elizardo Ramirez made his debut as a starter today.

The line:
6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR (he is a Red, after all).

He threw 89 pitches, 59 of them for strikes. His ERA now leads the Reds at 3.37.

I don’t want to get too wound up over one start (Mo Sanford debuted with 7 innings of 2-hit, 8-strikeout, 1-walk baseball in 1991), but it IS encouraging. Especially when you remember that he’s only 22. This could be the first feather in O’Brien’s trading cap.

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  1. Heath

    Also, Mr. Ramirez gave up HR in that Bandbox known as Citizen’s Bank Park. I though GABP looked small….

    I hope he turns out to be a good pitcher – he looked confident out there.