Expect numbers from Manny Ramirez
September, 2, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
A Ramirez homered for the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, but it was not Manny Ramirez in his debut with the team. Manny hit a bloop single in three at-bats, batting fifth and manning the designated hitter slot. Expect that .333 batting average to continue, and power comes with it. Meanwhile, Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez has 16 home runs. The leader among MLB shortstops is Alex Gonzalez at 21.
Cleveland Indians prospect Carlos Carrasco made his season debut Wednesday, taking a 4-1 lead into the eighth inning and allowing three runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. Last year, Carrasco (now 23) had an 8.87 ERA and 2.28 WHIP in five starts. He should be better this time.