Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2012 Choice Lehigh Valley IronPigs Update #19 J.C. Ramirez

Phillies 2, Marlins 1
Game 157 - Tuesday Night, September 24th in Miami
Record - 72-85, Tied for 3rd Place, 21 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Zach Miner and the Phillies bullpen made a pair of first inning runs stand up in a 2-1 win over the Marlins.

What It Means:  We had the game on in the background last night, and I had the sense the Phillies were in the midst of losing yet another game to the Marlins.  I was pleasantly surprised when I actually started watching the game only to discover the Phillies were winning.

So I suppose you could say that I've now officially checked out on the season.  It's tough to get invested in these games, especially when you know going into it that it's going to be another bullpen game.

What Went Right:  Jimmy Rollins doubled with one out in the first and then came home with the game's first run after three consecutive walks.  Kevin Frandsen drove in the second run of the inning with an RBI-ground out.  Not exactly exciting stuff.

Featured Card:  Miner pitched four strong innings to start the game, and then the bullpen contributed five scoreless innings.  J.C. Ramirez pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh innings to lower his ERA to 7.84.  It was the rookie's first scoreless outing since July 5th.  With his bouncing around this season, including various stints with Reading, Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia, Ramirez somehow managed to escape the season without one single baseball card appearance.

This is one of his two cards from last year, from the IronPigs update set.

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