Tacoma still rallies after Erasmo Ramirez hits rock bottom
Rainiers come back to win 11-8 after falling behind by eight runs.
TUCSON, Ariz. — While the Tacoma Rainiers' rally Monday from an eight-run deficit for an 11-8 victory was impressive, it can't hide the fact Erasmo Ramirez' second start in his current rehabilitation assignment resulted in that eight-run deficit after four innings.
Ramirez didn't get the loss because his teammates put together a nine-run rally in the sixth during a 15-hit performance against Tucson. Mike Wilson and Scott Savastano each had three Tacoma hits.
Ramirez, who was starting for the Seattle Mariners before a right elbow flexor problem, was shelled for eight runs, seven earned, in 3-1/3 innings. He gave up nine hits, two of them homers.
His first rehab start last week produced two shutout innings.
Matt Clark, the Padres' designated hitter, had both homers off Ramirez and drove in four.
From league reports