Erasmo Ramirez rocked as Tacoma Rainiers drops 9-4 decision to Las Vegas
Former Mariners pitcher gives up five runs in second inning
LAS VEGAS — Tacoma pitcher Erasmo Ramirez was rocked for two homers in the five-run second inning as the Las Vegas 51s posted a 9-4 victory over the Rainiers in Pacific Coast League action Monday.
Ramirez, who started the season with the parent Seattle Mariners, gave up nine hits in five innings and all five runs were earned. He’s now 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA for Tacoma. Ramirez wasn’t the only former Mariners pitcher to struggle. Stephen Pryor gave up four walks in two-thirds of an inning, which led to a three-run eighth inning for Las Vegas (27-11), which had 12 hits on the night.
Shortstop Chris Taylor collected three hits for Tacoma (18-17) and Ty Kelly hit his third home run of the season. Taylor had a triple in the sixth inning, and his five triples lead the PCL. Taylor has a seven-game hitting streak, and is hitting .433 in that stretch. He hitting .371 for the year.