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Erasmo Ramirez up and starting, Capps down, plus lineups, notes and stats

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on July 11, 2013 at 10:19 am with 3 Comments »
July 11, 2013 11:34 am

In a surprise to few or less, Erasmo Ramirez will be today’s starter for the Mariners. Carter Capps, who desperately needed to go to Triple-A, has been sent down. The Mariners will try to pull out a win today to split the series with the rolling Red Sox.

Here’s what manager Eric Wedge had to say about Capps, who heads to Tacoma with a 6.37 ERA and 1.67 WHIP:

“He only has like 68, 69 innings in the minor leagues. This guy got here so quick. I think he learned a great deal. There’s a couple things mechanically that we want him to work on. It’s the right thing for him to go down right now. It’s a tough thing to come up here and work and try to make adjustments or changes and compete at the same time — for a young player.

“I think with him, go down, get himself righted, catch his breath a little bit. Pitch some down there. He’s going to be a part of this thing. He’s just too big and has too much physical strength and arm speed and velocity … still trying to put that slider or cutter away when he needs to and have enough confidence in the changeup. Just needs to go down and do that.

“Get on top of the ball a little bit more and leverage the ball downhill.”

Lineups and notes:

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Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. bbnate420 says:

    Ackley should be playing. How do they expect him to get it together only playing half the time? Forget about Endy Chavez. Well, here comes Ackley I guess.

    They NEED to sign Ellsbury. He fills a number of needs. He’s from the PNW. Make it happen. Overpay if you have to. They have approx. 16 mil from not picking up the option on Guti and Figgins coming off the books. Morales makes 5.25 mil and Morse makes 6.75 mil. I don’t see them keeping both. Give the money paid to Morse to Morales to keep him. Or the other way around, although I think you can keep Morse for cheaper. Morse would be kept to DH and play 1st if they lose Morales. No more OF.

  2. dakineinthemuk says: it was sort of a secret about todays pitcher…i for one will keep it a secret after he “pitched”….what was the big deal…he was lousy last year….lousy this year…ah, consistency….its a wonder the bosox keep a straight face in the dugout…bring the kid up from raniers…what do ya gotta lose….the starting “rotation” aint quite rotatin…does anyone care enough to do what has to be done…we have met the enemy and he is us….its time…

  3. bbnate420 says:

    Ramirez had a 3.36 ERA, 16 games and 8 starts, in 2012? How is that lousy? You don’t know what you’re talking about.

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