Ramon Today



Ramon Fielding copy
Ramon fields a ground ball hit by San Diego’s Chris Denorfia before throwing him out
at first while the Padre’s Seth Smith advances to second base while
Brandon Philips watches (July 2nd, 2014).



September 27th Reds 10 Bucs 6 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. He came up to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning with 2 outs and the base loaded against Pittsburgh reliever Bobby Fromboise hit the second pitch he saw from Fromboise into the left field stands at Great American Ball Park for a walk-off grand slam!
After the game,
Ramon talked about his walk-off grand slam and how the Reds intend to play hard through the last game of the season in respect to the fans.

September 15th
Cubs 1 Reds 0
Ramon started at Third Base batting 7th. The Reds managed only 3 hits against Chicago and Ramon collected one of them when he led off the 3rd with a line-drive single to right field off of Cub’s starter Travis Wood, the first Red hit of the game. Ramon advanced to Third with only 1 out but was left stranded there. Ramon hit the ball hard his other two at bats, but right at the Cub’s second baseman. In the bottom of the 6th, Ramon turned a Jorge Soler ground ball into a Double Play.

September 14th
Brewers 9 Reds 2
Ramon came into the game in the 9th to pinch hit for Zack Cozart, facing Brewer reliever Rob Wooten with 2 outs in the top of the 9th. He hit Wooten’s 6th pitch, a slider, to right field for a Double, moving Ryan Ludwick up to 3rd base. Unfortunately the next batter grounded out to end the game.

September 11th
Reds 1 Cards 0
Ramon started at Third Base batting 7th. He led off the 3rd with a push-bunt single that got by Lance Lynn that Kolten Wong was unable to make a play on. Ramon promptly stole Second Base off of Red’s catcher A.J. Pierzynski and then advanced to Third on a sac bunt by Reds’ starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. Unfortunately Ramon was stranded there. In the bottom of the 8th. Brandon Phillips lead off with a walk and advanced to third on a single by Jay Bruce. Ramon came up and hit a line drive to Cardinal centerfielder Jon Jay. Jay got a glove on the ball while lunging forward but couldn’t catch it. Phillips scored the only run of the game giving Ramon an RBI but Jay Bruce was expectedly forced out at second for a force out. That was the only run that Johnny Cueto needed to notch his 18th win of the season as the Reds took the series from the Cardinals 3 to 1.

September 5th
Mets 14 Reds 5
Ramon started for the fourth time in 4 days, today at Shortstop batting 9th. He hit the ball hard against Bartolo Colon in his first at bat but former Detroit teammate Curtis Granderson made a fine play to rob Ramon of a hit in right field. In the 4th Ramon drew a 5-pitch walk from Colon but was left stranded. Ramon kept the rally going in the bottom of the 9th with a 1-out single off of New York reliever Erik Goeddel. Ramon advanced to Second on a Goeddel wild pitch and then scored on a 2-RBI single by Jack Hannahan.

September 4th
Orioles 9 Reds 7
Ramon started for the third day in a row, this time at Second Base batting Second. In the 3rd Ramon hit the first pitch from Baltimore starter Chris Tillman between first and second for a base hit to load the bases. Todd Frazier walked in the next at bat to bring in a run and then the next batter, Devin Mesoraco hit a sacrifice fly to score the Red’s second run of the game. Ramon tagged up on the sac fly and advanced to third but was left stranded there. In the 7th Ramon got on base again with a 5-pitch walk from Oriole reliever Brad Brach. Ramon then advanced to second on a wild pitch and then scored on a 2-RBI Double by Mesoraco. The Orioles made fine plays on every ball that Ramon hit tonight. He could have easily been 4 for 4.

September 3rd
Orioles 6 Reds 0
Ramon started at Shortstop again batting 9th. He drew a 5-pitch, 2-out walk from Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez but was left stranded at first.

September 2nd
Orioles 5 Reds 4
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. In his first at bat in the 3rd inning he got on base via a fielding error by Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis. Ramon advanced to third base but was left stranded there. Ramon drew a base-on-balls from Baltimore starter Bud Norris in the 5th inning but was left stranded again. Ramon tried to start a rally in the top of the 9th with a Double to left field off of Oriole reliever Zach Britton and crossed home plate with the potential tying run just as the Orioles completed a game-ending double play.

August 31st
Reds 3 Pirates 2
On his birthday, Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. In his first at-bat he drew a 5-pitch walk from Pittsburgh starter Francsico Liriano but was left stranded at Second. He singled off of Liriano in the 5th with no out and advanced to 3rd but was left stranded there. In the 4th on a play that was unsuccessfully challenged by the Pirates, Ramon turned a Double Play on a ground ball to Brandon Phillips.

August 28th
Reds 7 Cubs 2
Ramon came in to bat for Brandon Phillips in the 8th and singled off of Chicago reliever Kyuji Fujikawa but was left stranded at 3rd. Ramon helped seal the win with by starting a game-ending Double Play.

August 21st
Braves 8 Reds 0
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. He led off the 3rd inning by getting on base after being hit by Atlanta starting pitcher Julio Teheran.

August 20th
Cards 7 Reds 3
Ramon started at Third Base batting 7th. He was 2 for 3 at the plate and had a part in all 3 of the Reds’ runs. He singled in the 2nd inning off of St Louis starter Lance Lynn but was left stranded. He led off the 5th by drawing a base on balls from Lynn but was forced out at second when the next batter hit into a fielder’s choice. Ramon came to bat in the top of the 9th with one out and Jack Hannahan on second and Brandon Phillips on first. Ramon hit a 1-1 fastball off of Cardinal reliever Carlos Martinez into left field that Jon Jay let get by him, allowing both Hannahan and Phillips to score the first two Cincinnati runs of the game. Ramon got all the way to Third Base on the play. Ramon scored the third and final Red run of the game when Kris Negron knocked him in from third on a ground ball to the shortstop.

August 17th
Rockies 10 Reds 5
Ramon started at Third Base batting Second. Billy Hamilton led off the game with a Double and Ramon followed with a single off of Colorado starter Yohan Flande that moved Hamilton over to Third. Ramon was forced out at Second on the next play but Hamilton scored during the fielder’s choice. Ramon led off the 6h with a walk off of Flande and then scored two batters later when Ryan Ludwick homered to center to give the Reds a 3 to 1 lead. In the 7th Ramon hit a sacrifice fly ball to Rockie outfielder Michael Cuddyer that scored Billy Hamilton to put the Reds up 5 to 2.

August 15th
Reds 3 Rockies 2
Ramon started at Third Base batting 7th. In the top of the 4th Ramon singled up the middle off of Colorado reliever Nick Masset to score Jack Hannahan from second base. Ramon was later forced out at second on a ground ball hit by Johnny Cueto. Ramon led off the 9th with a line drive single to right field off of Rockies’ reliever Adam Ottavino. Jack Cozart laid down a nice sacrifice bunt to move Ramon over to Second Base. Kris Negron later hit a single up the middle to score Ramon from Second with the winning run, putting the Reds up 3 to 2.

August 12th
Red Sox 3 Reds 2
Ramon started at Second batting 7th. He got on base in the 4th when he drew a walk on 6 pitches from Boston starter Joe Kelly. Unfortunately the next Red batter hit into a Double Play to end the inning. He hit a rope down the first base line to lead off the 7th inning but Big Papi made a nice snare to rob Ramon of a base hit, In the 9th Ramon started a Double Play that was unsuccessfully challenged by the Red Sox and then threw out the next batter Will Middlebrooks at first to end the inning for Boston.

August 10th
Reds 7 Marlins 2
Ramon started at Third Base, batting 7th. In the bottom of the 2nd hit a single to left field off of Miami starter Brad Hand but was left stranded on base. Ramon led off the 5th with a base on balls from Hand. He later scored on a base-loaded walk issued to Todd Frazier from Hand to give the Reds a 3 to 2 lead. With one out in the 6th, Ramon struck a line drive to center for a single off of Marlin’s reliever Sam Dyson. Ramon was forced out at Second when the next batter hit into a fielder’s choice.

August 7th
Reds 4 Indians 0
Ramon started at Third Base batting 7th. He ended Cleveland’s 2nd inning snaring a line drive that robbed Jose Ramirez of a base hit.

August 5th
Reds 9 Indians 2
Ramon started at Third Base batting 9th. He came up to bat with 1 out and 2 runners on in the top of the 2nd inning and hit the first pitch he saw from Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin into the right field bleachers for a 3-run Home Run, his first of the season. In the bottom of the 7th, Ramon tagged out David Murphy on a bizarre play that involved two balls on the field after a wild pitch from the Red’s bullpen ended up in the outfield.

August 4th I
ndians 7 Reds 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. Ramon turned 2 Double Plays during the game, including one in the 3rd inning on a ground ball to Todd Frazier.

July 29th Reds 3 DBacks 0
Ramon started at Second batting number two. Ramon ended Arizona’s 4th inning with an amazing grab off a shallow fly hit by Martin Prado, threading the needle between Jack Cozart and Billy Hamilton to avoid a collision. With one out in the 5th, Ramon snagged a ball hit hard up the middle by the DBack’s Didi Gregorius that got the announcers calling Ramon’s defensive ability “Phillip-esque.”

July 28th
D-Backs 2 Reds 1 (15 innings)
Ramon came into the game to play Shortstop in the top of the 11th. Amazingly he still had 3 plate appearances. Ramon led off the bottom of the 11th by drawing a walk from Arizona reliever Randall Delgado but was left stranded at second. Facing Oliver Perez in the 13th, Ramon sacrificed Ryan Ludwick to second base. He drew a 2-out walk in the 15th from Addison Reed but was left stranded on base.

July 27th Nats 4 Reds 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting eighth. He lined out twice to center field in his at bats. In the field he turned 2 Double Plays.

July 26th
Reds 1 Nats 0
Ramon started at Third Base batting 2nd today. The Reds only managed 4 hits off of Washington starter Gio Gonzalez and Ramon got one of them in the 4th inning with a one-out Double to center field but was left stranded there.

July 23rd
Brewers 5 Reds 1
Ramon started at Shortstop, his third different starting position in 3 days. In the first inning Ramon started a Double Play on a ground ball from Aramis Ramirez to end the inning. In the second inning, Ramon fielded all 3 outs of the inning. After throwing out Rickie Weeks on a ground ball for the first out in the 2nd, Ramon made the defensive Play of the Game with a diving stop of a ground ball by Khris Davis in the hole between third and short and then got to his feet to throw him out. In the 5th Ramon drew a base on balls on 6 pitches from Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse but was stranded at third.

July 22nd
Brewers 4 Reds 3
Ramon started at Third batting 8th. In the 5th, Ramon drew a walk from Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson but was left stranded at Second. In the 7th with the bases loaded, Nelson hit Ramon with a pitch, bringing in Ryan Ludwick to score. Ramon later moved over to Shortstop after Jack Cozart left the game with an injury to his hand.

July 21st
Brewers 5 Reds 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting 7th.

July 20th
Yankees 3 Reds 2
Ramon started at Third Base batting ninth in Yankee Stadium for the final game of a 3 game series. In the 3rd with one out Ramon hit the first pitch he saw from New York starter Hiroki Kuroda for a Double to right field but was left stranded there. In the top of the 5th, Ramon moved Jack Cozart over to second base with a perfect sacrifice bunt off of Kuroda. In the top of the 7th with 2 out, Ramon singled to right field off of Yankee reliever Dellin Betances. Ramon then stole Second Base for his first stolen base of the season off of Brian McCann/Betances, but was left stranded there.

July 18th
Yankees 4 Reds 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th in Yankee Stadium. the 6th inning Ramon hit a 2-1 slider to right field for a base hit off of Yankee starter David Phelps but was left stranded on second base.

July 11th
Reds 6 Pirates 5
Ramon started at Second, batting eighth. He singled in the 2nd off of starter Jeff Locke but was left stranded. In the bottom of the 7th Ramon hit a deep fly ball to left field off of Locke that hit the middle of the wall, scoring Ryan Ludwick with an RBI Double. Ramon later scored on a Billy Hamilton ground out. With 2 out and 2 strikes in the bottom of the 8th facing Tony Watson, Ramon hit an RBI single up the middle that scored Ryan Ludwick to tie the score 5 to 5. Brayan Pena came up to bat next and followed with an RBI single up the middle to put the Reds ahead 6 to 5. Ramon was named Player of the Game, going 3 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBIs and a run scored.

July 10th Cubs 6 Reds 4 (12 innings)
Ramon started at Second batting 6th. In the 1st Ramon singled off of Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks, knocking in Brayan Pena to put the Reds up 3-0. In the 10th, Ramon drew a walk off of Cubs reliever Hector Rondon, but was left stranded. In the field,
Ramon turned a Double Play started by Jack Cozart.

July 9th
Reds 4 Cubs 1
Ramon started at Third, batting 6th. With 2 out in the bottom of the 2nd facing Cubs starter Dallas Beeler, Ramon doubled to right field to score Brayan Pena and put the Reds up 1-0.

July 8th
Reds 4 Cubs 2
Ramon started at Third Base, batting 7th. In the 1st inning, he singled on a 2-out line drive to center off of Cub’s starter Travis Wood but was left stranded on base. Facing Wood again In the 6th, Ramon singled on a line drive up the middle to score Chris Heisey from third base. Ramon advanced to third, but was left stranded there. In the 8th, facing Chicago reliever Neil Ramirez, Ramon doubled to right field but Heisey was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first. Ramon ended the day going 3 for 4 at the plate.

July 7th
Reds 9 Cubs 3
Ramon started at Third Base, batting 8th. In the 2nd, Ramon fouled a ball off of his shin, but he stayed in the game. In the bottom of the 5th, he singled on a line drive to right field off of former Tiger teammate and Chicago starter Edwin Jackson. Ramon later scored on a Todd Frazier RBI single for the Reds’ third run of the game. In the 6th, Ramon drew a 2-out walk from Jackson, but was left stranded. In the 8th, Ramon drew another walk from Cub’s reliever Blake Parker after an 8-pitch at-bat and then scored on a bases-clearing Billy Hamilton triple.

July 6th
Reds 4 Brewers 2
Ramon started at Third, batting 8th. In the 2nd, Ramon hit the first pitch he saw from Brewer starter Yovani Gallardo deep to right field. An energetic Red’s fan leaned over the right field wall to catch the ball, the ball dropped from his glove onto the field as Milwaukee right fielder Logan Schafer stood motionless, stunned after the play. In the meantime, Ramon ran around the bases and scored on an apparent inside-the-park home run. An umpire review ruled ‘fan interference’ on the play and Ramon was awarded with a ‘fly out.’ You watch the video and make the call. It looks like the ball was going to clear the fence.

July 2nd
Padres 3 Reds 0
Ramon started at Third Base, batting second in a day game in beautiful San Diego. The Reds only managed 3 hits (Todd Frazier had two of those) against Tyson Ross, who pitched a complete game. In his first at-bat, Ramon ripped a ball to deep center but it was run down by San Diego’s Will Venable.

June 21st
Reds 11 Jays 1
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. Ramon kicked off a 4-run fourth inning with a 1-out single off of Toronto starter JA Happto right fielder Jose Bautista. He advanced to third on a single by Reds’ starting pitcher Mike Leake and then scored on a Billy Hamilton RBI single. He also had a 2-out single in the 7th inning off of Toronto reliever Bob Rasmussen but was left stranded on base. Ramon was one of two Reds that had 2 hits in today’s game (the other being Joey Votto).

May 30th
Reds 6 D-Backs 4
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. Ramon went one for four at the plate. In the bottom of the 8th, Ramon moved over and played Third Base for the remainder of the game.

May 26th
Dodgers 4 Reds 3
Ramon started at Third Base today. He made a nice play at home to keep the Dodgers from scoring.

May 20th
Nats 9 Reds 4
Ramon started at Third Base batting 8th against his former Tiger teammate, Doug Fister. Ramon singled against Fister with one out in the 2nd but was left stranded. In the bottom of the 7th, Ramon officially became a Major League Outfielder when he switched from Third Base to Left Field, where he played for the remainder of the game. In the 9th Ramon was hit by a pitch from Washington reliever Ross Detwiler. He later scored the final Red run in the game on a RBI single by Billy Hamilton.

May 15th
Padres 6 Reds 1
Ramon started at Shortstop in the twin bill of a home doubleheader at Great American Ball Park. Tyson Ross stymied the Reds’ bats all evening. Ramon collected one of the three Reds hits in the game when he led off the 7th inning with a bunt single, trying to start a rally. That rally was cut short when he was doubled off at second during the next at bat. In the top of the 8th, Ramon showed what he is capable of doing at Shortstop, making a diving stop of a hit in the gap by former Detroit teammate Cameon Maybin, getting back up and throwing the speedster out at first.

May 11th
Reds 4 Rockies 1
Ramon started at Shortstop today, batting 8th in the rubber match with Colorado. Ramon lined a 2-2 pitch from Colorado starter Juan Nicasio into centerfield for a single to lead off the 3rd inning. He moved to second on a sac bunt from Red’s starter Homer Bailey. Ramon moved to third on a Nicasio balk and
then scored the winning run on Skip Schumaker single to center field. Ramon led off the Red’s 5th inning driving a Nicasio fastoball to right field for a Double. He moved over to third on another sac bunt by Bailey. Ramon scored the final Red run of the game on a Nolan Arendo error at third base on a ground ball from Brandon Phillips. Ramon ended the day 2 for 3, scoring half of the Red’s run and posting a third of the Red hits.

May 2nd Brewers 2 Reds 0
Ramon started at Second Base today batting 8th. He drew a two-out base on balls from Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta in the bottom of the 5th and eventually reached third base, but was left stranded there. In the field he turned a Double Play with Jack Cozart to end the top of the 4th.

April 23rd
Reds 5 Pirates 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. In the top of the 2nd, Ramon came up with Roger Bernadina on third with one out. He hit a high chopper over the starting pitcher’s (Charlie Morton) head, almost beating out the throw to first by Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker. In the process, Ramon collected his first RBI as a Red when Bernadina scored on the play. In the 5th, Ramon drew a base on balls from Morton, was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Red’s starter Alfredo Simon and then moved to third on a single by Billy Hamilton. Ramon scored his first run as a Red when Pirate catcher made a wild throw to second, trying to catch speedster Billy Hamilton’s base theft. Ramon came up against Morton in the next inning, the 6th and drew another walk after a 7 pitch at-bat.

April 15th
Pirates 8 Reds 7 (Part 2 of Rain-Suspended Game)
Ramon started at Shortstop in the second part of a rain-suspended game from previous evening. Ramon greeted Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson with a lead off, first pitch single up the middle in the bottom of the 7th. Ramon advanced to third base but was left stranded there.

April 9th
Reds 4 Cardinals 0
Ramon started and played in only his second game of the season, at Shortstop batting 8th. In the 4th inning with 2 out, Ramon singled to left field off of St Louis starter Shelby Miller for his first hit as a Red. In his last at bat of the game in the 8th, Ramon drove a pitch from St Louis reliever Seth Maness deep to the warning track in right field. In the field, Ramon was brilliant with 3 Double Plays! In the 4th inning he started a Double Play from a Matt Holiday grounder. In the 5th he started another Double Play, this time to end the inning, on a grounder from John Jay. In the bottom of the 8th Ramon was part of all 3 Cardinal outs - first by turning a Double Play after forcing out Jhonny Peralta out at Second after Brandon Philipps fielded a John Jay ground ball - and then throwing out the third and last batter of the inning, Peter Bourjos on a ground ball. All in all, Ramon was part of 10 Cardinal outs in the field today. Great shutout of the Cardinals! Billy Hamilton showcased his wheels today on several occasions.
Ramon
recently helped give Billy Hamilton some advice while he was in his recent mini-slump.

April 4th
Mets 4 Reds 3
In a rainy, cold Big Apple, Ramon started at Shortstop today. He got on base twice on fielders choices but was left stranded on base. He played flawless in the field.

March 24th
Indians 8 Reds 3
Ramon came in and played Left Field in the 8th inning. He faced Cleveland reliever Scott Atchison with one out in the 9th inning and singled to center field. Ramon advanced to second on a wild pitch but was left stranded there.

March 23rd
Brewers 9 Reds 1
Ramon started and played at Shortstop the entire game. The Reds only managed 5 hits today and Ramon collected one of those hits in his first at bat to lead off the Brewer’s starter Matt Garza, but was left stranded there.

March 20th
Reds 5 Rangers 4 (10 innings)
Ramon started and played the entire 10 innings at Shortstop batting 9th. He lead off the 3rd inning in his first at-bat with a first-pitch single off of Texas starter Robbie Ross. Ramon advanced to third but was left stranded there at the end of the inning. He got on base via a fielder’s choice in the 7th and then stole second base, his 3rd Stolen Base of the spring (2nd most among Reds players), but was left stranded there. With the score tied 4 to 4 in the bottom of the 10th, Ramon drew a one-out base-on-balls from Ranger reliever Shawn Tolleson. He advanced to third on a ground ball single by Roger Bernadina. Brandon Phillips was then intentionally walked to load the bases and Ramon then came in with the winning run when Joey Votto drew a walk-off-walk by Texas reliever Rafael Perez.

March 16th
Reds 5 Indians 4
Ramon replaced Brandon Phillips at Second Base in the top of the 8th today. He came to bat with one out in the bottom of the 9th with the Reds trailing 4 to 3 after Argenis Diaz had just singled off of Cleveland reliever Preston Guilmet. Ramon hit a line drive to right field for a single on the first pitch he saw from Guilmet. Next, Steve Selskey hit a walk-off double down the third base line that scored Diaz and Ramon with the winning run to end the game.

March 10th
Rangers 8 Reds 2
The Reds traveled back to Surprise, Arizona today to face the Texas Rangers. Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In his first at bat against Ranger’s starter Yu Darvish he worked the count to 3-1 and then drilled the next pitch to deep left center but the ball was caught by Ranger center fielder Leonys Martin. Ramon faced Darvish again in the top of the 5th with 2 out and pounded the first pitch he saw to right-center field for an RBI Double that scored Chris Nelson to tie the score 2 to 2.


March 9th
Angels 3 Reds 1
Ramon and the Reds traveled to Tempe, Arizona today to take on the Angels at Diablo Stadium. Ramon started at Shortstop. He drew a 2-out walk from Cory Rasmus in the 5th inning but was left stranded.

March 7th
Reds 9 Mariners 8
The Reds traveled to Peoria, Arizona where Ramon started at Shortstop again. Facing Mariner’s started Randy Wolf in his first at bat, Ramon drove the first ball he saw about 370 feet to deep left-center but the M’s Abraham Almonte chased the ball down on the warning track.

March 6th
Giants 3 Reds 2
Ramon traveled to Scottsdale today with the Reds. He started at Shortstop and got two at-bats against Tim Hudson.

March 4th
Royals 9 Reds 5
The Reds traveled to Surprise, Arizona to play the Royals today. Ramon started at Shortstop batting second. He turned two Double Plays in the field. The Royal’s Bruce Chen threw three shutout innings against the Reds, although Ramon did drive a Chen fastball to the warning track in his last at-bat of the day.


March 3rd
Mariners 6 Reds 5
Ramon started at Third Base batting ninth. He made a great play in the 4th when Jesus Montero hit a ball between third and short with base hit written on it, but Ramon dove and stopped the ball, jumped to his feet and threw Montero out for the third out of the inning.

March 1st
Reds 3 Rockies 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 7th. In his first at-bat in the 2nd inning, he singled in former Tiger-teammate Brayan Pena from third. Ramon then stole second base, moved to third on a ground out and then scored on a passed ball, quickly putting the Reds into the lead against Colorado 2-0.

February 26th
Reds 8 Indians 3
Ramon came in to play Shortstop in the 5th. He got on base twice today, both with walks. In the 8th he drew his second base-on-balls, stole second base and then scored on a triple by Donald Lutz. Ramon ended the game by starting a Double Play on a ground ball hit by Cleveland’s Roberto Perez.

February 18th
Ramon reported to the Red’s Spring Training facility in Goodyear, Arizona today. He was warmly received by his new teammates, his manager Bryan Price and the Red’s GM Walt Jockkety.

January 29th
Ramon signs contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

January 28th
Licey 3 Leones 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting 7th. Once again he showed his ability to do whatever he is called to do: get a base hit, knock in a run, bunt a runner from first to second. In the 2nd, with 2 Out, he singled off of Licey starter Francisley Bueno but was stranded on base. With 2 Outs in the 4th, Ramon came through in the clutch once again with an RBI single up the middle off of Bueno to score Carlos Santana. In the 8th, Ramon was called upon to sacrifice bunt Abraham Almonte from first to second, which he did successfully against Licey reliever Carlos Marmol. Ramon was responsible for knocking in 50% of the Leone runs but Licey came out on top and took the Dominican Republic Serie Final Championship 5 Games to 3.
Ramon ended his winter ball in the Dominican Republic batting .294

January 27th
Licey 3 Leones 1
Ramon played the entire game at Second Base batting 7th. Licey took a 4 game to 3 lead in the Series.

January 26th
Leones 9 Licey 6
Ramon started at Second Base again batting 7th. Licey committed 7 errors for the loss which led to the Series to be tied at 3 games each. Ramon’s clutch 2-out RBI single off of Licey starter Mitch Atkins in the 1st scored Jesus Feliciano to complete a 4-run first inning for the Leones. Ramon led off the 8th with a single to right field off of Licey reliever Juan Cruz and advanced to second on a throwing error.

January 24th
Leones 8 Licey 0
Ramon played the entire game at Second Base batting 7th. With 2 out in the bottom of the first, Ramon singled to left field off of Licey starter Hector Noesi, scoring Jesus Feliciano for the 3rd Escogido run of the game. Ramon led off the 7th with a walk. He later scored on a Eury Perez RBI single. Ramon Doubled off of Willie Collazo and then scored when the next batter, Jordan Lennerton singled on a ground ball to right field.

January 22nd
Licey 1 Leones 0
The Leones lost another close game with Licey, with Licey scoring the winning run in the 9th. Julio Lugo led off the bottom of the 7th with a walk and then Ramon was sent in to pinch hit for Jordan Lennerton. Ramon did his magic with a sacrifice bunt, moving Lugo to second, where he was unfortunately stranded.
January 21st Licey 5 Leones 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 2nd in Game 2 of the Dominican Championship Series.

January 20th
Licey 2 Leones 1
Escogido and Licey played a close Game 1. Ramon batted 2nd playing Second Base. In the field, Ramon started a Double Play.

January 17th
Licey 6 Leones 1
Ramon started and played the entire game at Second Base batting 2nd. The Leones managed only 5 hits off of Licey starter Francisley Bueno and Ramon collected two of them. With two outs in the 3rd singled up the middle off of Bueno. After he advanced to second on a wild pitch, he scored the first Escogido run of the game on an RBI double by Gregory Polanco. With two outs in the 5th, Ramon singled on a line drive to left field off of Bueno but was left stranded this time. With one out in the bottom of the 8th Ramon got on base for the third time of the game when he drew a walk off of Licey reliever Luis Vasquez but was again left stranded on the bases.
During his three Round Robin games, Ramon hit .400/.500/.500

January 16th
Aguilas 4 Leones 2
Ramon started and played the entire game at Second Base, batting 2nd. He led off the 4th drawing a walk from Aguilas starter Angel Castro. Ramon later scored the first run of the game on a throwing error. He led the top of the 8th with a long single to right field off of reliever Johan Yan but was out at second on a fielder’s choice on the next play. In the field, he started a Double Play in the 4th.

January 15th
Leones 2 Aguilas 0
Ramon played his first game of the winter season, starting at Second Base batting second. In the 6th Ramon singled with a line drive to center off of Aguilas pitcher Carlos Martinez (St Louis), collecting one of only 6 hits by Escogido. Cibaenus only had 3 hits in the game. Escogido clinched the Dominican Republic Round Robin Championship with the win. They will await the outcome of the next 2 games to determine who they will play in the Serie Final (Dominican Republic World Series).

2013
September 29th
Marlins 1 Tigers 0
Ramon started at Third Base today batting ninth. Ramon came up to lead off the top of the 3rd and stroked what looked like a sure-line-drive-base-hit to center field but
Marlin’s shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria leaped unbelievably high to rob Ramon of a base hit. This was the only Tiger at-bat that was close to being a clean base hit as the Marlins’ starter Henderson Alvarez no-hit the Tigers in this last game of the 2013 regular season. It was a bizarre no-hitter because after Alvarez retired the 27th Tiger without a hit, the score was still tied 0-0 in the middle of the 9th. With Miami’s Greg Dobbs up to bat, a wild pitch allowed the only and winning run to score, securing Alvarez’ no-hitter.

September 25th
Tigers 1 Twins 0
Ramon started at Shortstop batting ninth. Ramon led off the 3rd inning with a line-drive single to center field off of Twin starter Kevin Correia but was later forced out at second to end the inning. Max Scherzer notched his 21st win of the season and the Tigers clinched the American League Central Division Championship. This will be Ramon’s fourth career appearance in post-season play.

September 24th
Tigers 4 Twins 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting ninth. The Tigers scored all of their runs in the 4-run 4th inning and Ramon ended up scoring the deciding winning run of the game for the Tigers after he singled off of Twins starter Scott Diamond with a line drive to left field with 2 outs. The next batter, Austin Jackson homered, bringing in Ramon for the third and himself for the fourth run of the game for the Tigers.


September 23rd
Twins 4 Tigers 3 (11 innings)
Ramon started at Shortstop batting ninth. In the 5th Ramon came up to bat against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey and hit a 2-0 pitch to center field for a single. He advanced to second on a Austin Jackson base hit and then scored the first run of the game when the next batter, Torii Hunter hit a double. The Twins threatened to score in the same inning but Ramon put a stop to the threat with a quick throw to Miguel Cabrera at third base after fielding a ground ball by Brian Dozier to nail Alex Presley trying to advance to third.

September 22nd
White Sox 6 Tigers 3
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. In the 7th Ramon hit a line drive single to right off of Chicago reliever Erik Johnson. In the 9th he hit a grounder up the middle off of Chicago reliever Matt Lindstrom that appeared it might be a hit but was snagged by Alexei Ramirez, who forced out Omar Infante at second base but was hit well enough score Brayan Pena from third for the Tiger’s third and last run of the game.

September 20th
Tigers 12 White Sox 5
Ramon started at Shortstop today batting ninth. Adam Dunn led off the top of the 2nd with a line drive up the middle but Ramon dove and made an airborne snag to take a hit away from Dunn. Ramon singled to center field in the bottom of the 3rd off of Chicago started Dylan Axelrod to load the bases for the Tigers. Ramon later scored on an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera, his 135th RBI of the season. Ramon reached base again in the 5th on an error by Chicago reliever Ramon Troncoso and later scored his second run of the game on a Prince Fielder RBI single. Ramon got back on the base paths for the THIRD time in the game in the 8th on a Gordon Beckham throwing error.

September 15th
Tigers 3 Royals 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting ninth. He singled off of Royal’s starter Jeremy Guthrie in his first at-bat in the bottom of the 2nd. In the bottom of the 4th, Ramon got on base with an infield bunt single off of Guthrie. Ramon was stranded after both of his hits.
Here is a link of Ramon throwing out Jerrod Dyson after Max Scherzer threw Dyson a curveball.
September 8th White Sox 5 Tigers 1
Ramon came in to replace Miguel Cabrera in the first inning with 2 strikes after Miguel was ejected by home plate umpire Brian Gorman.
Ramon made a great diving play on a ground ball by Dayan Viciedo at third today.
September 8th Royals 5 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting ninth. He walked in the 2nd inning and again in the 5th. In the 7th,
Ramon fielded a tough ball hit by Alcidies Escobar to throw him out at first.

September 6th
Tigers 16 Royals 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. In his first at bat
he drilled a Double down the first base line off of KC starter James Shields to score Alex Avila to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Ramon scored the 4th Tiger run of the game when the next batter, Austin Jackson, hit another double. In the 4th, Luis Mendoza replaced James Shields and faced Ramon as his first batter with the bases loaded. Mendoza got ahead of Ramon 0-2 and then Ramon worked Mendoza for 4 straight balls to bring in Prince Fielder to score.

August 31st
Tigers 10 Indians 5
Ramon started at Third in place of Miguel Cabrera, who is nursing his battle injuries. Great idea to give Miggy a break, We need him for the post season! Ramon collected two singles today and also scored two of the Tiger runs. Happy Birthday Ramon!

August 29th
Tigers 7 A’s 6
Ramon started at Shortstop batting ninth. Ramon came up to bat with two out in the bottom of the 6th and hit a 2-1 Jerry Blevins pitch between first and second into right field for an RBI single that scored Don Kelly from third for the third Tiger run of the game.

August 25th
Tigers 11 Mets 3
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. In the Second inning, Ramon singled to right off of Mets’ starter Dillon Gee, but was left stranded at second base. In the 4th, Ramon repeated with another single to right field off of Gee but was left stranded again. In the 9th, Ramon came up to bat with one out against NY reliever Scott Atchison and singled again to right field, bringing in Andy Dirks to score. Ramon later scored the 11th and final Tiger run of the game on sac fly by Austin Jackson. At Shortstop, Ramon started one Double Play and turned another Double Play. In the 6th, Ramon made a diving play on a ground ball up the middle hit by New York’s Ike Davis for the second out of the inning.

August 18th
Tigers 6 Royals 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting eighth. In the bottom of the 6th, Brayan Pena hit an RBI Double that scored Andy Dirks. Ramon came up next and smacked an
RBI single off of KC reliever Louis Coleman that brought Pena around to score. Ramon advanced to second on a Royal error but was left stranded at third base. Tiger starter Max Scherzer improved his record to 18-1 with the win.

August 16th
Royals 2 Tigers 1 (Game 1)
Ramon accounted for the only Tiger run of the game today when he launched a pinch-hit home run to right field off of KC reliever Aaron Crow. His home run in one at bat also accounted for 50% of the Tiger hits in this game. It was Ramon’s first career pinch-hit Home Run. He is the only player to hit more than one home run off of Aaron Crow.
Royals 3 Tigers 0 (Game 2)
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In the 8th inning he drew a walk from KC starter Jamie Shields but was left stranded on base.

August 8th
Tigers 10 Indians 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. He led off the 3rd like he did the day before, drawing a walk from the Cleveland starter (Zach McAllister) on four straight balls. He scored the first Tiger run of the Detroit 6-run third inning when Miguel Cabrera drew a walk from McAllister with the bases loaded. He came up to bat again in the 3rd inning and hit the ball hard to second baseman Mike Aviles, who booted it, scoring Victor Martinez and then advanced on a throwing error by right fielder Drew Stubbs. In the 5th, Ramon reached base for the 3rd straight time when he hit a dribbler down the first base line that Cleveland reliever Preston Guilmet could not field in time. Ramon accounted for Miguel Cabrera’s 2nd RBI of the game when Miggy hit a line drive single to left field. Former Tiger Ryan Raburn pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Indians after their bullpen went dry.

August 7th
Tigers 6 Indians 5 (14 innings)
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In the top of the 2nd Ramon drew a walk from Cleveland starter Danny Salazar on four-straight 99-98 mph pitches that all missed the strike zone. However, he was left stranded on the base paths. In the 5th, Ramon hit the ball hard but right at third baseman Mike Aviles. in the 7th Ramon was called out on strikes after a 7-pitch at-bat on a high pitch, shoulder-high. Home plate umpire Chris Guiccione’s strike zone does not conform to MLB standards but at least he is consistently non-conforming. In the 9th, Ramon was called upon to lay down a sacrifice bunt, which he did masterfully to advance Don Kelly to third and Brayan Pena to second with one out. However, the Tigers were unable to score any runs that inning so the game went into extras. In the 11th Ramon hit the ball hard once again but right at second baseman Jason Kipnis. Ramon was able to get some revenge the next inning when he fielded a Jason Kipnis ground ball and started a Double Play. He got a little more revenge when he bunted to Kipnis in the 13th and beat it out for an infield single when Kipnis had no one to throw to at first base. Jose Veras threw lights out ball the entire 10th inning for the Tigers. It was good to see Jeremy Bonderman back in a Tigers uniform and see him throw 3 great innings.

August 6th
Tigers 5 Indians 1
The Tigers extended their lead on Cleveland with their 10 straight win. Ramon started at Second Base, bating ninth. Ramon started the 5-run 5th inning Tiger rally when he led off the 5th inning being hit by the second pitch that Indian pticher Justin Masterson threw at him. Ramon later scored the first Tiger run of the game on a Torii Hunter ground out. In the bottom of the first Ramon turned a Double Play on a throw from Miguel Cabrera that forced Michael Bourn at second to Prince Fielder at first get Jason Kipnis to end the first inning.


August 5th
Tigers 4 Indians 2
In the top of the 5th, Ramon hit a line drive single to left field off of Cleveland starter Corey Kluber but was left stranded. In the 8th, Ramon singled off of Kluber again but was left stranded at third base. In the top of the 9th, Ramon was called up to lay down a sacrifice bunt, which he did to perfection, advancing Jose Iglesias to Second.

August 4th Tigers 3 White Sox 2
Ramon started at Second batting ninth. In the bottom of the 7th, Ramon knocked in the go-ahead run for the Tigers
with a sacrifice fly to center field that easily scored Jhonny Peralta from third. In the field, Ramon was part of two Double Plays. In the top of the 3rd he turned a Double Play on a ground ball from Alex Rios hit to SS Jose iglesias. In the top of the 10th he finished off a Double Play on a pop up by Alexei Ramirez. In the 4th, Ramon made a diving stop of a Conor Gillaspie ground ball, got up and fired to first for the first out of the inning.

July 31st
Tigers 11 Nationals 1
Ramon started at Third today for the injured Miguel Cabrera batting 8th. He came up to back against Nat’s starter Gio Gonzalez in the 2nd inning with runners on 3rd and 2nd and one out. He worked Gio for 5 pitches and then hit a Double down the left field line to score Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta with the eventual winning run. Ramon scored when the next batter, Alex Avila homered to left field. Ramon led off the 7th inning with a walk after a 7 pitch battle against Nats reliever Ian Krol. Ramon later scored his second run of the game on a Double by Torii Hunter.

July 30th
Tigers 5 Nationals 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth.
Ramon ran halfway across the field to shallow right field to catch a pop fly by the Nat’s Wilson Ramos to record the first out of the 7th inning, a catch that was later highlighted that evening on web-gem finals on MLB Network and ESPN.

July 28th
Tigers 12 Phillies 4
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth. In his first at-bat in the bottom of the 3rd, Ramon hit a line-drive single to left field off of Phillie starter Jonathon Pettibone. In the top of the 4th, Ramon turned a Double Play with a quick force-out and strong throw to first on a bang-bang play to end the inning. Ramon led off the bottom of the 5th with hit his first bunt-single of the year off of Pettibone. Ramon later scored the first Tiger run of the game on a single by Matt Tuiasosopo. In the 6th Ramon hit another bunt single that Phillie reliever Jake Diekman could not field in time, loading the bases for the Tigers. Later, Ramon scored his second run of the game on a fielder’s choice/1B Darin Ruf throwing error on a ground ball hit by Prince Fielder. In the 7th, Ramon switched over from Second Base to Third Base on defense. In the 8th, Ramon reached base for the 4th time of the game when he drew a walk from Philadelphia closer Jonathon Papelbon to load the bases for the Tigers again.
After the game, it was announced that Ramon’s friend and neighbor in the Dominican Republic, reliever Jose Veras was traded from Houston to Detroit. Welcome to Detroit, Jose!

July 26th
Tigers 2 Phillies 1
Ramon started at Third Base batting 8th. He started off the game with a
web gem, diving for a ball hit by Philadelphia’s Michael Young in the third-short gap and making the play to Prince Fielder at first. Ramon reached base 2 out of 3 plate appearances. In the bottom of the 5th, Ramon hit his 6th Double of the year down the left field line off of Phillie starter Cole Hamels. He scored the 2nd and winning run of the game when the next batter, Alex Avila hit a double to the left-center gap. Ramon led off the bottom of the 7th by drawing a walk from Hamels but was left stranded at first.

July 21st
Tigers 4 Royals 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth again. In the bottom of the 4th with one out and a full count, KC’s Jarrod Dyson hit a sharp ground ball to Ramon that seemed to spoil a play at second to force out Alcides Escobar, since Escobar had taken off with the pitch since it was a full count. In fact, Escobar didn’t even slide because he thought he had the play beat. Ramon surprised everyone with a quick toss on the money to Jhonny Peralta at second to force out Escobar by a heartbeat and then got Dyson at first to complete the Double Play and end the inning. Ramon also started another brilliant Double Play in the bottom of the 9th to squelch a Royal rally when he made a great play on a tough ground ball hit by KC’s Miguel Tejada, feeding the ball perfectly to Peralta’s chest at Second to force out Mike Moustakas allowing Peralta to complete the Double Play to Victor Martinez at First. In the top of the 7th with two out, Ramon collected a base hit to left field off of Royal starter James Shields, to load the bases, but was stranded at the end of the inning.

July 20th
Royals 6 Tigers 5
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the top of the 2nd with no out, Ramon beat out an infield single off of Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie, moving Alex Avila up to third base. Avila later scored on a Torii Hunter sacrifice fly.


July 10th
Tigers 8 White Sox 5
Ramon started at Second Base again, batting ninth. In his first at-bat in the top of the 2nd with two out, Ramon singled to right field off of Chicago starter Dylan Axelrod. Ramon scored the third Tiger run of the game when the next batter, Austin Jackson tripled to center field. In the top of the 6th with one out, Ramon drew a walk from Axelrod and moved to second on a single by Torii Hunter. Ramon became Miguel Cabrera’s 93rd RBI of the season when Miguel singled to right field, scoring the deciding 6th run of the game. In the 6th Ramon started a Double Play by flipping a ground ball by ChiSox’s Jeff Keppinger to Jhonny Peralta for force out Adam Dunn at second. Ramon fielded 5 ground balls for outs in today’s game.

July 8th
Tigers 4 Indians 2 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Second Base, batting ninth. He drew a two-out walk from Cleveland’s starter Scott Kazmir but was left stranded. In the top of the 9th with the score tied 2-2, he drilled a 92 mph fastball from Indian reliever Chris Perez to the warning track in right-center, just short of a home-run. With one out in the top of the 10th, Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis hit a soft ground ball past the mound that looked like an infield hit just before
Ramon bare-handed the ball and threw Kipnis out at first to help preserve the Tiger lead.

July 6th
Tigers 9 Indians 4
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth. He spun around to lay down
a sacrifice bunt in the top of the 4th with Dirks on second and Avila on first. Indian starter Carlos Carrasco fielded the bunt and tried to get Dirks at third, but threw it away in the dirt for a throwing error, allowing Dirks to score the 5th Tiger run of the game, which ended up being the deciding, winning run. Ramon later scored the 7th Tiger run of the game on a Torii Hunter double to left field. In the field, Ramon fielded a ground ball by Cleveland’s Jason Giambi and started a Double Play with Jhonny Peralta.

July 5th
Tigers 7 Indians 0
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth. In his first at-bat against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson in top of the Second, Ramon drove the first pitch he saw from Masterson up the middle to center field to score Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly,
knocking in the first two runs of the game to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

July 4th
Tigers 11 Jays 1
Ramon celebrated Indepedence Day with some fireworks of his own, going 2 for 5 at the plate. He led of the top of the 6th with a single to right field off of Jay’s starting pitcher Esmil Rogers. Ramon later scored on an RBI single by Austin Jackson to make the score 5-0. Ramon started a rally in the top of the 9th when he hit a Double to left field off of Jay reliever Casey Janssen. The Tigers loaded the bases and Ramon scored the Tiger’s tenth run when Andy Dirks drew a RBI-base-on-balls.

June 30th
Rays 3 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. In his first of 2 plate appearances, he led off the 3rd inning with an 8-pitch at-bat against Tampa starter Jeremy Hellickson. No other Tiger batter had a longer pitch count against Hellickson than Ramon did today. The 8th pitch from Hellickson was obviously very low for Ball Four, but home plate umpire Vic Carapazza must have blinked, or needs a new eyeglass prescription, because he decided to take Ramon’s bat away from him with an erroneous called strike three. Replays showed the ball was just off of Ramon’s shoe laces and the Fox Sports strike zone indicator clearly showed it was Ball Four. Ramon came up to bat again in the 4th with 2 out and men on 1st and 2nd. On Hellickson’s 4th pitch, Ramon flied out to former Tiger Matt Joyce in left field.

June 27th
Angels 3 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth.
Ramon turned a Double Play started by Miguel Cabrera on a ground ball from Albert Pujols to end the 5th inning for Los Angeles.

June 25th
Angels 14 Tigers 8
Ramon replaced Miguel Cabrera defensively in the top of the 9th at Third Base. In the bottom of the 9th Ramon came up to bat against Angel’s reliever Billy Buckner.
Ramon worked a full-count, 7-pitch at bat before drawing an RBI walk from Buckner, bringing in Bryan Holaday for the Tiger’s 7th run of the game.

June 12th
Royals 3 Tigers 2 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. He led off the the third with a single to left but was forced out at second when the next batter hit a double play ground ball. He advanced runners with two successive sacrifice bunts in his next two plate appearances. In the field he turned a Double Play on a ground ball hit to Jhonny Peralta.

June 7th
Tigers 7 Indians 5
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In the bottom of the 2nd Ramon got on base via a fielding error by Cleveland’s first baseman Nick Swisher. He later scored the Tiger’s third run of the game when Miguel Cabrera drew a bases-loaded walk. In the 5th with 2 out, Ramon singled to left off of Cleveland reliever Nick Hagadone but was forced out at second on a ground ball by the next batter.

June 2nd
Orioles 4 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Second batting 8th. In his first at bat in the 3rd with one out, he hit a Double but was left stranded on base.

May 14th
Tigers 6 Astros 2
Ramon started at Shortstop, batting 9th. He came up to bat in the 5th inning with 2 outs and belted an RBI Double to the left-center gap, scoring Don Kelly from first base.

May 5th
Tigers 9 Astros 0
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. In his first at bat in the 2nd he pulled a line drive Double down the first base line off of Houston starter Phil Humber. He later scored on an Andy Dirks RBi single. In the 3rd, Ramon singled on a line drive to centerfield but was later forced out at second. In the 8th, he drew a walk from Astro reliever Erik Bedard but was left stranded. Ramon ended the 7th inning starting a Double Play on a ground ball from Brandon Laird.


April 12th
Oakland 4 Tigers 3 (12 innings)
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. Ramon came to bat against A’s reliever Jerry Blevins in the top of the 12th inningi with the score tied 3-all with 2 out. Ramon blasted a long fly ball to left field that hit the too of the scoreboard that missed being a home run by just a couple inches and ended up with a stand-up Triple instead. The A’s replaced Blevins after Ramon’s triple, however, Ramon was stranded at third and the A’s went on to win the game with a HR in the bottom of the 12th.

April 11th
Tigers 11 Jays 1
Ramon came in to play Third Base in the top of the 9th but did not get a plate appearance.


April 7th
Yankees 7 Tigers 0
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. He led off the 3rd with a line drive to left field off of Yankee starter CC Sabathia but Vernon Wells made a diving catch to rob him of a base hit. In the 5th Ramon flied out to Brett Gardner in the center-right gap. In the 7th Ramon battled Sabathia for an 8 pitch at-bat, the longest at-bat of the day of any Tiger against Sabathia. That at bat ended with a ground ball to Kevin Youkilis. In the 9th, Ramon faced Mariano Rivera during Mariano’s last regular-season inning ever played at Comerica Park (he’s retiring this season) and singled to Ichiro Suzuki in right field for Ramon’s first hit of the 2013 season. At Shortstop, Ramon turned a Double Play in the top of the 7th on a ground ball from Robinson Cano to Omar Infante, forcing out Jayson Nix at second and then firing a strike to Prince Fielder at first for
the only Double Play of the game.

April 6th
Tigers 8 Yankees 4
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th, his first action for the 2013 season. He hadn’t seen a pitch for a week. In the 7th, with full count and a hit-and-run call, he laced a rifle shot to right field that Brennan Boesch was able to snag and then doubled up Alex Avila at first, who had outrun the ball in play.

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March 30th
Tigers 3 Rays 3
In the last 2013 Spring Training game, the Tigers took on the Rays at their home ball park in Tampa. Ramon came in to play Shortstop in the 4th inning and got two at bats. Ramon finished Spring Training with a .250 BA. He was 5th on the Tigers in RBIs with 8, but had half to one-third the at-bats (24) than those who had more RBIs. He was 3rd among active roster Tigers with an OBP of .387.

March 26th
Braves 6 Tigers 5
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the 2nd inning, Ramon turned a Double Play on a ground ball from Dan Uggla to Jhonny Peralta. In the 6th inning, Ramon forced a pitching change for the third game in a row when he tripled off of the Brave’s Set Up Man Jonny Venters to score Brayan Pena and give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Venters threw a wild pitch to the next Tiger batter, Quintin Berry and Ramon scored the 4th Detroit run of the game.

March 25th
Tigers 6 Marlins 3
Ramon came in to play Second Base in the bottom of the 6th. He came up to bat against Marlin’s reliever Chad Qualls with 2 out and the bases loaded and was hit by the first pitch from Qualls to bring in Brad Davis for the Tiger’s 6th run of the game and Ramon’s 7th RBI of the spring. Qualls was replaced by the Marlins after this pitch.

March 24th
Tigers 9 Mets 4
Ramon came in to play Shortstop in the bottom of the 6th. In the 7th he hit a line drive single to center field off of Met’s pitcher Scott Atchison, the only Tiger hit off of him in the game, moving Matt Tuiasosopo to third with one out but both men were left stranded. In the 9th, Ramon notched his second hit of the game in only 3 innings played, with a line drive single to left field off of Met’s reliever Jack Leathersich, the only Tiger hit off of Jack in the game. Ramon advanced Tuiasosopo to Second but both men were left stranded on the base paths once again.

March 18th
Tigers 5 Nats 1
Ramon started at and played the entire game at Shortstop. In the 7th inning, Ramon singled off of Nat’s closer Raphael Soriano to left field to score Bryan Holaday to cap a 4 run inning for the Tigers, causing the Nats to pull Soriano. In the 9th, Ramon was hit by a pitch from Nats reliever Henry Rodriguez to load the bases for the Tigers. Ramon now has 6 RBIs in 12 at bats to go along with a .444 On Base Percentage.

March 16th
Tigers 3 Cardinals 0
Ramon started at and played the entire game at Second Base batting Second. In the 5th, Ramon knocked in the third and final run for the Tiger’s today with a Sac Fly to Left Fielder Matt Holliday to score Don Kelly from third.

March 12th
Tigers 10 Phillies 6
The Tigers traveled to Clearwater, FL to face the Philadelphia Phillies and Roy Halladay at their spring training venue. Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In the top of the 2nd inning Ramon singled to center field off of Halladay but was left stranded at third base. In the 3rd inning Ramon came up to bat with one out and the bases loaded and hit the first pitch he saw from Halladay
deep over the right field fence for a Grand Slam Home Run, bringing home Victor Martinez, Alex Avila and Don Kelly. On defense, Ramon was part of TWO Double Plays.

March 9th
Jays 4 Tigers 2
Ramon traveled to Toronto’s spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida and started at Second Base batting 9th. He had two plate appearances and got on base both times with two base on balls. The only action he got in the field was a double play ball which he converted to 2 outs to end the 4th inning when Tiger Third Basemen Matt Tuiasosopo fielded a ball hit by Toronto’s Ryan Goins and threw it to Ramon to force out Maicer Izturis at second before converting the out at first.

March 8th
Tigers 3 Mets 2
After recovering from a
calf injury suffered several weeks ago, Ramon was back in the line up against the Mets today, batting leadoff and playing Shortstop. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer didn’t give Ramon a lot of activity in the infield since he struck out most of the batters he faced. Ramon had 2 plate appearances that included a walk but he was left stranded on base.
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January 22nd
Leones 3 Aguilas 0
Escogido completed a 5 game sweep of the Cibaenas Aguilas to win the 2013 Dominican Republic Baseball Championship. Ramon started at Shortstop every Championship game for the Leones and today he was part of two Double Plays in the field. At the plate he was 1 for 4 and finished the DR Championship Series with a .264 batting average. Ramon was tied for most RBIs among Leones batsmen with 4 for the Serie Final.

January 21st
Leones 3 Aguilas 2 (11 innings)
The Leones took a commanding 4-0 series lead with an extra inning 3 to 2 win over Cibaenas. Ramon started at Shortstop. He was 1 for 5 at the plate and also had a sacrifice bunt.

January 20th
Leones 9 Aguilas 0
Ramon started once again at Shortstop batting Second. Today he had a 2-RBI Double and scored a run as the Leones went 3 games to none up on the Aguilas.

January 19th
Leones 8 Aguilas 5
Ramon started at Shortstop again batting Second. He knocked in a run with a Double off of Cibaenas reliever Marco Tovar and also scored a run as Escogido took a 2-0 lead over Cibaenas in the Dominican Republic Championship. Ramon is hitting .300 in the championship to date.

January 18th
Leones 10 Aguilas 7
Ramon started at Shortstop, batting Second in the Dominican Republic National Championship. He went 2 for 5 at the plate with an RBI. He also turned a Double Play on defense as his team took at 1-0 lead on the Eagles of Cibao.


December 22nd
Leones 5 Gigantes 2
Ramon’s Escogido Leones secured a spot in the Dominican Winter League Round Robin playoffs with a 5-2 win over the Gigantes of Cibao. The Leones had a 12-18 record, in last place, when Ramon started playing for Escogido on November 24th. With Ramon in the lineup batting second, Escogido went 11-10, finishing up the regular season at 23-28, edging out Cibao for fourth place and a spot in the LIDOM Round Robin playoffs. Ramon finished the regular season with a team-leading .325 batting average.

October 3rd
Tigers 1 Royals 0
Ramon replaced Miguel Cabrera at Third Base after Miguel won the Triple Crown in the bottom of the 4th. In the 8th Ramon collected his 5th sacrifice bunt of the year (ranked 2nd among the 2012 Tigers). Ramon was the first person to be able to congratulate Miguel on winning the Triple Crown in 2012.

October 2nd
Royals 4 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting second. In the top of the 3rd, Ramon singled to left with one out to load the bases for Miguel Cabrera, who knocked in his
138th and 139th RBI of the season with a single to centerfield. Ramon ended the Royal 3rd inning by turning a Double Play with Danny Worth. He also ended the Royal’s 8th inning by starting a Double Play with Worth.

September 23rd
Twins 2 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th today in the second game of a doubleheader. He was 0 for 2 at the plate and played flawless in the field.

August 9th
Yankees 4 Tigers 3
Ramon started at Second B
ase batting 9th. In the 5th inning he had an infield single on a ball that was deflected by New York starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. He was forced out at second base when the next batter hit a ground ball. In the 7th Ramon laid down a sacrifice bunt that advanced Omar Infante into scoring position at second base. Ramon is leading the Tigers in Sacrifice Bunts. In the field, Ramon started a Double Play on a ground ball by New York’s Raul Ibanez.

August 1st
TIgers 7 Red Sox 5
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the 3rd he had a great at bat against Boston starter Cook, fouling off a number of pitches before finally driving a pitch to right field for the Tiger’s second hit of the game. Unfortunately he was forced out at second on a ground ball by the next batter. Ramon started a Double Play in the 4th and then started another Double Play in the 5th. At bat In the 5th he was called upon to lay down a sacrifice bunt, which he did to perfection and advanced two runners into scoring position - leading to a 5-run inning for the Tigers.

July 26th
Indians 5 Tigers 3
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. In his first at-bat against Indian starter he singled up the middle off of Cleveland starter Zach McAllister. He was left stranded at second base. In the bottom of the 4th, he turned a Double Play and then threw out the next batter to end the inning.

July 20th
Tigers 4 White Sox 2
Chicago starting pticher Jake Peavy started out nasty against the TIgers today at Comerica Park. He struck out the first 5 Tiger batters. Ramon started at Second, batting 9th. When Ramon came up to bat for the first time in the 3rd inning, he drilled a line drive to right field for a single, only the third Tiger hit off of Peavy at that point. Ramon was forced out at second when the next batter, Austin Jackson hit into a double play. In the 7th, Ramon pressured Peavy into a balk, which advanced Jhonny Peralta to second base. Ramon then hit a soft ground ball to second to advance Peralta to third. Ramon’s “small ball’ paid off when the next batter, Austin Jackson, drove in Peralta with a single to left field to make the score 4-2 (the final score). In the field, Ramon started a Double Play in the 4th on a ground ball from Chicago catcher A. J. Pierzynski.

July 7th
Tigers 8 Royals 7
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. He Doubled off of Kansas City starter Bruce Chen in his first at-bat and scored when the next batter, Gerald Laird, hit another double. Ramon led off the 4th with ANOTHER DOUBLE down the third base line off of Chen after working a 7 pitch 0-2 count. Ramon scored his second run of the game on a Miguel Cabrera sacrifice fly. Unfortunately the Tigers do not have video highlights of either one of Ramon’s Doubles.

July 6th
Tigers 4 Royals 2
Ramon started at Third Base in the home opening series against Kansas City. Ramon started a rally in the third with a single off of KC starter Jonathon Sanchez and then scored the Tiger’s first run of the game when Quentin Berry tripled. In the bottom of the 6th Jose Mijares replaced Sanchez and Ramon greeted him with a single to left field, but he was left stranded on-base. In the 7th Ramon moved over to Second Base and in the 9th he robbed Mike Moustakas of a hit with a diving stop of a ground ball up the middle.

July 1st
Tigers 5 Rays 3
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. He led off the 3rd inning with a Double down the left field line off of Tampa starter Alex Cobb. Unfortunately, Ramon was left stranded at third base with one out. Don Kelly led off the top of the 6th with a Double and Ramon moved him over to third with a sacrifice bunt. Kelly scored when the next batter Austin Jackson brought him in with an RBI single to make the score 4-3, which ended up being the deciding run in the game. It’s the “small ball” that wins games. Good job Ramon!

June 29th
Rays 4 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Second Base hitting in the two hole. He was the first Tiger on base today when he drew a walk in the first inning from Tampa starter David Price but was taken out with a Double Play by the next batter. He led the top of the 7th with a Double off of Price and later scored the Tiger’s 2nd run of the game on a ground-out by Prince Fielder. In his last at bat, Ramon faced his former Tiger teammate and friend Fernando Rodney after Rodney had just struck out Austin Jackson for the second out in the top of the 9th. Ramon will have reason for some revenge the next time he faces Rodney!
Good luck to Rodney and may he be blessed with a trip to Kansas City the second week of July as he deserves!

June 25th
Tigers 8 Rangers 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. Ramon finished off the Tiger’s 5-run first inning with a TWO-OUT RBI single off of Texas starter Justin Grimm that scored Jhonny Peralta from second base to bring the score to 5-0.

June 23rd
Pirates 4 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. When Ramon came up to bat for his second time in the game in top of the 6th, no Tiger had a registered a hit against Pittsburgh starter Brad Lincoln.
Ramon promptly laced a rifle shot between first and second for a clean base hit to ruin Lincoln’s no-hit bid. Lincoln ened up surrendering only 2 hits the six innings he pitched.

June 22nd
Pirates 4 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. The Tigers managed only 4 hits off of the Pirates as Pittsburgh starter AJ Burnett threw a gem. When he left in the 7th and Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes replaced him, Jhonny Peralta jumped on Hughes with a Double.
Ramon followed with a STAND-UP Double that missed being a Home Run by a couple of inches to score Peralta with the Tigers’ only run of the game. in the field Ramon was part of three Cabrera-Santiago-Fielder Double Plays for the Tigers. Ramon made it look easy!

June 21st
Tigers 2 Cardinals 1 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. Ramon hit the ball hard all day and finally got a break in the bottom of the 10th inning with a single to centerfield to start the Tiger rally. With the bases loaded and Ramon on third, Quintin Berry hit a ball up the middle on a drawn-in infield
to score Ramon with the winning run.

June 20th
Cardinals 3 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second Base hitting 8th. St Louis starter Jake Westbrook threw a complete-game gem, giving up only 5 hits to the Tigers. In the field, Ramon was part of
3 Double Plays. In Ramon’s second at-bat in the bottom of the 3rd, Westbrook hit Ramon in the left thigh while Ramon was attempting to bunt. Ramon pulled the bat back when the pitch approached him. The home plate ump missed the call and charged Ramon with a strike on the play. ESPN replays showed umpire Brian Runge clearly made the wrong call.

June 19th Tigers 6 Cardinals 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In the bottom of the 2nd Ramon laid down a bunt to advance runners on first and second but the bunt was unplayable and ended up as an infield single. Ramon later scored on a groundout by Quintin Berry. In the bottom of the 6th he got on base again when he was hit by a Cardinal reliever Sam Freeman. Ramon scored his second run of the game on a Miguel Cabrera RBI single. In the bottom of the 7th Ramon got on base for the third time in the game when he drew a walk from St Louis reliever Victor Marte.

June 17th, 2012
Tigers 5 Rockies 0
Ramon started at Second Base batting 7th. Colorado starter Jeremy Guthrie intentionally walked Johnny Peralta to load the bases with one out in the bottom of the 3rd. Ramon came up next and made the Rockies pay
with a hard hit 2-RBI ground ball up the middle to score both Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. In the bottom of the 5th Ramon singled off of Colorado reliever Guillermo Moscoso.
June 16th, 2012 Tigers 4 Rockies 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth, He went 2 for 3 with two singles. In the field he turned two Double Plays.
He also stopped a sure hit by Chris Nelson behind second base to gain a force out with a diving play.

June 13th, 2012
Tigers 8 Cubs 4
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In the top of the 2nd Ramon put the Tigers ahead 1-0 when he knocked in Delmon Young with a hard-hit ground ball to Chicago second baseman Darwin Barney. In the top of the 6th Ramon collected his second RBI of the game when he plated Jhonny Peralta with a ground ball up the middle that pitcher Matt Garza knocked down. That RBI put the Tigers up 5-4.

June 12th, 2012
Cubs 4 Tigers 3
Ramon came in to pinch hit in the top of the 7th with the bases loaded with one out to face Chicago reliever Casey Coleman and laced a sharp RBI line drive to right field to score Delmon Young with the Tiger’s first run of the game. Ramon remained in the game at Second Base. In the bottom of the 8th, Ramon caught a ball thrown wide by Tiger shortstop Johnny Peralta to force out Reed Johnson but the umpire mistakenly called him safe. Video shows that Ramon tagged Second Base with the ball in his mitt.

June 10th, 2012
Tigers 7 Reds 6
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 6th. Ramon chalked up a 2-Out RBI single (his second 2-Out RBI in 2 days) in the top of the fourth when he hit a high chopper that Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips was unable to make a play on. Ramon started the Tiger’s winning rally in the top of the 8th when he drew a lead-off walk from Red reliever Logan Ondrusek. Ramon scored the first run of the winning rally when Matt Young was hit by a Aroldis Chapman pitch with the bases loaded. In the bottom of the 8th, Ramon stopped a sharp ground ball hit into the third-short hole by Brandon Philips and made a long throw to get the first out of the inning. Ramon turned a Double Play to end the fifth inning when Joey Votto hit a ground ball to Danny Worth.

June 9th, 2012 Tigers 3 Reds 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting sixth. In his first at-bat with 2-out in the top of the second,
he drove a pitch from Bronson Arroyo into the right field stands to put the Tigers up 1-0. Ramon also singled off of Arroyo in the top of the 7th but was left stranded on base. Ramon also turned a Double Play in the field.

June 8th, 2012
Reds 6 Tigers 5 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth. In the bottom of the 2nd, he made a
diving stop of a hard ball up the middle hit by Ryan Hanigan. In the bottom of the 4th, Ramon started one of his two Double Plays of the game on a ground ball from Zach Cozart with a quick flip to Jhonny Peralta at second that was key to turning two. He led off the 7th with a single off of Cincinnati starter Mat Latos. Ramon then stole second and advanced to third on an error by Cincinnati catcher Ryan Hanigan with no out. With 2 out, Brennan Boesch plated Ramon with an RBI single to tie the score 4 to 4.

June 1st, 2012
Yankees 9 Tigers 4
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. In his first at-bat of the game, he led off the bottom of the third inning with a
solo home run off of New York starter CC Sabathia. In the 4th inning he hit a rocket shot right at Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who caught the ball in self-defense. In the 9th inning Ramon got on base again with a fielder’s choice, preventing a double play on a ground ball. He advanced to third but was left stranded there when the game ended with a double play. In the field he turned a Double Play with Danny Worth in the 5th on a ground ball by Robinson Cano.

May 23rd, 2012
Indians 4 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Second Base for the second day in a row, batting 8th today. He hit the ball hard his first two at-bats before singling to right field in the 7th off of Cleveland reliever Zach McAllister. In the 8th he came up to bat with the bases loaded and one out, hitting the ball to Indian first baseman Casey Kotchman, who made a good play to gun down Prince Fielder at home plate. Ramon remained on first base with the base loaded once more but the Tigers were unable to score.

May 22nd, 2012
Indians 5 Tigers 3
Ramon batted lead-off today playing Second. On the other side batting leadoff for Cleveland was Jose Lopez, Ramon’s former teammate with the Seattle Mariners. In the 4th inning with 2 out, Ramon lined a single to left off of Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez but was left stranded. He got on base in the 9th with a base on balls from Cleveland closer Chris Perez. He advanced to Third with one out but was left stranded there to end the game.

May 19th, 2012
Pirates 4 Tigers 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth. In the 2nd inning he drew a walk from Pittsburgh starter AJ Burnett but was left stranded. In the 6th inning he drove a Burnett pitch to right field for a two-out single but was left stranded on base.

May 1st, 2012
Tigers 9 Royals 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting 7th. After reaching base on a fielder’s choice in the 3rd inning, Ramon scored on a double by Austin Jackson to make the score 7-0. In the fourth, Ramon singled to right field off of Royals starter Luke Hochevar but Jhonny Peralta was thrown out trying to reach third on the play to end the inning. In the 7th Ramon got on base for the third time in this game when he drew a walk from Royal’s reliever Kelvin Hererra, but was left stranded on base. In the field he turned a Double Play on a Yuniesky Betancourt groundball to Miguel Cabrera and then relayed the throw to Prince Fielder at first.

April 25th, 2012
Mariners 9 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. He collected the first Tiger base hit of the game off of former Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez with a sharply-hit ball up the middle. In the bottom of the 9th with two out facing Mariner reliever Erasmo Ramirez, Ramon loaded up the bases with a single in the gap between second and first. Ramon led the Tigers with 2 hits tonight, going 2 for 4.

April 22nd, 2012
Rangers 3 Tigers 2 (11 innings)
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth. He led off the bottom of the 3rd by driving a 1-1 Colby Lewis pitch deep over the Ranger’s centerfielder Craig Gentry’s head. Ramon ended up with a stand-up triple. Two batters later, with two-out and Miguel Cabrera batting, Ramon scored on a wild pitch by Colby Lewis, tying the score 2-2.

April 21st, 2012
Tigers 3 Rangers 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 7th. He came up to bat in the 4th inning with the bases loaded and 2 out against Ranger’s starter Neftali Feliz. Ramon
lined a 1-1 outside pitch to center field to score both Prince Fielder and Delmon Young, putting the Tigers ahead 3-1. The Tigers only managed 3 hits today, with Ramon coming up with the biggest hit of the three.

April 17th, 2012
Tigers 3 Royals 1
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. in the 2nd inning, he hit a sharp fly ball to Jeff Francoeur that scored Delmon Young for a Sac Fly to tie the score 1-1. In the top of the 9th he singled to left off of KC reliever Kevin Herrera but was forced out later at second on a Double Play.

April 15th, 2012
Tigers 5 White Sox 2
Ramon started at Second Base today batting second. In the top of the 8th inning, Ramon hit a 2-0 pitch from Chicago reliever Addison Reed that brought Gerald Laird home with a big insurance
RBI single to make the score 4-1. in the field, Ramon completed a Double Play with Jhonny Peralta.

April 5th, 2012
Tigers 3 Red Sox 2
Ramon was the Opening Day Second Baseman for the Tigers today, batting ninth. In the bottom of the 9th with 1 out and men on 1st and 2nd, Red Sox reliever Alfredo Aceves came in to face Ramon. Ramon worked the count to 1-1 and then was hit in the back of the foot by the third pitch from Aceves. That loaded the bases for Austin Jackson, who delivered a walk-off single ground ball down the third base line.


April 3rd, 2012
The Tigers head to Detroit after playing the Blue Jays in Dunedin today. Right now it appears Ramon will be the Tiger’s Opening Day Starter at Second Base for the Tigers. Here is the possible Tiger’s Opening Day Lineup:

Detroit Tigers

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Brennan Boesch, RF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Ryan Raburn, DH
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Ramon Santiago, 2B



March 25th, 2012 Tigers 1 Yankees 1 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Shortstop batting Second. In the 3rd he tripled into the right field corner off of Yankee starter Michael Pineda, scoring Danny Worth to tie the game 1-1. Ramon is now batting .323 in spring training.

March 23rd, 2012
Tigers 7 Pirates 2
Ramon singled and scored a run in his only at-bat as the Designated Hitter today.

March 21st, 2012
Twins 7 Tigers 3
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the 5th inning he laced a Double to left field off of Twins reliever Matt Maloney but was left stranded on base. He turned a Double Play in the field while playing flawlessly.

March 11th, 2012
Tigers 4 Phillies 4
Ramon batted lead-off and started at Shortstop. In the first he lined a single to right-center for a base-hit. Ryan Raburn followed him with a Home Run to left field to score Ramon and put the Tigers up 2-0 without any outs against Phillie starter Cliff Lee. In the 3rd inning Ramon singled to left field off of Lee but was later forced out at second when Ryan Raburn hit into a double play. Ramon led off the 5th with a line drive single to right field off of Phillie reliever Jonathon Papelon and scored when the next batter Ryan Raburn, hit a double, to put the Tigers up 4-2.

March 5th, 2012
Tigers 4 Jays 2
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. He hit the ball hard up the middle in his first at-bat but was thrown out at first on a great play by the Jays. He drew a walk in his other at-bat. In the field he looked sharp, turning a Double Play in the 2nd inning.

March 4th, 2012
Tigers 18 Braves 3
Ramon came in to play Shortstop in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings. He got to bat twice, got on base once and scored a run

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October 15th
Rangers 15 Tigers 5 ALCS Game 6
Ramon started at Second batting 9th. In his first at bat he laced a 3-1 pitch up the middle for a single. He was taken off the base paths when Ryan Raburn hit into a double play. The Ranger’s 9 run third was too much to overcome as the Rangers advance to the World Series.

October 13th
Tigers 7 Rangers 5 ALCS Game 5
The Tigers forced the ALCS back to Arlington for Game 6 with a clutch 7-5 victory today. Ramon started at Second batting 9th. He went 2 for 3 at the plate. In the 3rd he hit a ball hard off of Ranger starter C.J. Wilson in the gap between shortstop and third. Elvis Andrus tried to make a play at first but threw the ball away and Ramon ended up on second base, where he was left stranded. With two out in the bottom of the 5th, Ramon kept the inning alive with a sharp single up the middle off of Wilson but was left stranded again.

October 12th
Rangers 7 Tigers 3 (11 innings) ALCS Game 4
Ramon started at Second batting 8th. In the 2nd inning he made a diving catch of a Michael Young ground ball in the Second-First gap to rob Young of a base hit. In the bottom of the 9th with 2 out Ramon worked Ranger reliever with a 12-pitch at-bat but ended up lining out to Josh Hamilton in centerfield. Just like Game 2, former Cibao Gigante teammate, Nelson Cruz homered to win the game in the 11th inning.

October 11th
Tigers 5 Rangers 2 ALCS Game 3
Ramon started at Second batting #2. The Rangers loaded the bases with none out in the top of the 1st when Ramon turned a game-critical Double Play with Jhonny Peralta on a Michael Young ground ball that undoubtedly was one of the key defensive plays of the game. In the bottom of the 5th Ramon singled up the middle to advance Austin Jackson to third. Miguel Cabrera doubled during the next at bat, scoring Jackson and moving Ramon to third, who was unfortunately stranded there.
During the end of the game a Tiger fan ‘tweet’ was posted on the big Comerica Park scoreboard that said,
“why you’re at it, why don’t you give Ramon Santiago a pay raise. He deserves it!”

October 10th
Rangers 7 Tigers 3 (11 innings) ALCS Game 2
One of the most exciting postseason baseball games ever played, but unfortunately the Tigers were on the losing end of it. Ramon started at Second batting second. He recorded his THIRD multi-hit game in the postseason today. He singled off of Derek Holland in his first at bat in the first to follow a Austin Jackson walk but both runners were left stranded by the big bats. With the score tied 3-3 in the 9th with 2 out, Ramon hit a clutch-single off of Ranger reliever Alexi Ogando, the ONLY hit the Tigers have managed off of Ogando in the series. Ramon’s hit caused a pitching change and the next batter, Donny Kelly faced Ranger reliever Michael Gonzalez. Kelly stroked a Double down the first base line and Ramon appeared in stride to easily score on the play but was held up at third by Tiger third base coach Gene Lamont.
The play was the main topic of Detroit sports talk the following day and will probably be talked about for a while. Ranger Closer and 2010 AL Rookie of the Year Neftali Perez came in to replace Gonzalez and intentionally walked Cabrera and then got Victor Martinez to pop up to end the Tiger’s 9th inning and send the teams into extra innings. The Rangers loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th to set the table for a historic Nelson Cruz walk-off Grand Slam. It was the first walk-off Grand Slam in the history of Postseason Major League Baseball.


October 8th Rangers 3 Tigers 2 ALCS Game 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In his first at bat Ramon worked a 2-2 count against Texas starter C.J. Wilson and then lined a single to right field but he was left stranded on base. Ramon led off the 5th with a 1-2 count Double off of Wilson in the middle of a pouring rainstorm. He later scored on a double by Austin Jackson to score the first Tiger run of the game.
In the 9th, Ramon tried to start at rally with a
perfect bunt single that went right by closer Neftali Feliz that left Ranger second baseman Ian Kinsler with no play on the ball.
Ramon came up with 3 of the Tiger’s 7 total hits for the game, getting on base 3 out of 4 plate appearances.


October 6th
Tigers 3 Yankees 2 (ALDS Game 5)
The Tigers beat the Yankees today to win the ALDS and advance to the American League Championship Series (ALCS). The Yankees will face the Texas Rangers in Arlington, TX on Friday, October 8th.
Ramon started at Second today batting 9th, playing all 9 innings.

October 4th Yankees 10 TIgers 1 (ALDS Game 4)
Ramon started at Second Base batting 2nd. He played all 9 innings. In the top of the 9th Ramon turned a Double Play in the field.

October 2nd
Tigers 5 Yankees 4 (ALDS Game 3)
Leyland’s intuition payed off today when he started Ramon at Second batting number 2. In the 3rd inning
Ramon knocked in the first Tiger run of the game with a bullet line-drive to left field off of Yankee starter CC Sabathia, scoring Brandon Inge from second. Ramon was left stranded at third. In the bottom of the 5th Ramon drilled a towering Double to left-center field that hit the base of the wall, scoring Brandon Inge again to give the Tigers the lead, 3 to 2. Ramon was left stranded at third once more. In the field, Ramon turned a Double Play in the 2nd inning.
Ramon led all Tigers tonight with 2 RBIs.

October 1st
Tigers 5 Yankees 3 (ALDS Game 2)
Ramon started at Second batting ninth. In the bottom of the 3rd Brett Gardner hit a ball between first and second that Miguel Cabrera couldn’t field, but Ramon was there to back him up and fired to first on a bang-bang play with Tiger starter Max Scherzer covering the bag to get Gardiner out for the first out of the inning. In the 7th he laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt that the TBS announcers said Ramon made bunting “look easy.” The bunt moved Brandon Inge to second but he was left stranded there. Ramon laid down another text-book sacrifice bunt in the 9th that moved Inge to second again. This time Inge scored on a Donny Kelly RBI single for the Tiger’s 5th run. With the winning run at the plate with 2 out in pouring rain in the bottom of the 9th, Ramon cleanly fielded a grounder by Robinson Cano to record the last out of the game to secure the win for the Tigers.

September 28th
Tigers 5 Indians 4
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the 6th inning he got on base with a walk from Cleveland reliever Joe Smith. In the 4th inning, he turned a Double Play. Ramon finished the regular season with a .260 batting average in 258 official at-bats (294 plate appearances) with 30 RBI, an OBP of .311 and OPS of .695. He was second on the Tiger squad with 11 sacrifice bunts. He led all Tiger Second Basemen with a .996 Fielding Percentage in 434 innings at Second.

September 27th Tigers 9 Indians 6
Ramon came in to pinch run for Magglio Ordonez in the bottom of the 5th. He later scored on a double by Ryan Raburn.

September 26th
Tigers 14 Indians 0
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. He started off the Tiger’s 8-run 8th inning when he singled off of Cleveland reliever Corey Kluber. He advanced to second on a Kluber wild pitch and then scored on an Andy Dirks RBI single.

September 25th
Tigers 10 Orioles 6
Ramon replaced Ryan Raburn as the Second Base
closer in the 7th inning.

September 23rd
Tigers 4 Orioles 3 (11 Innings)
Ramon started at Second, batting 9th. In his first at bat in the 3rd he singled to left field off of Baltimore starter Alfredo Simon, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch the hit into a double. In the 5th he hit a shallow fly ball single to right-center off of Simon, plating Jhonny Peralta from second to tie the game at 3-all. In the 8th Ramon turned a Double Play and was also part of a strange Double Play in the 5th.
Ramon’s RBI was his 30th of the season. If Ramon was playing everyday, that would project to 70 RBIs in a season.

September 21st Tigers 6 Royals 3
Ramon started at Second batting 8th. He turned two Double Plays in the field.

September 20th
Royals 10 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the 7th inning he got on base courtesy of an error by Royal’s secondbaseman Johnny Giovatella and later scored on a Delmon Young sac fly. He got on base again in the 9th with a line drive single to center off of KC reliever Blake Wood but was left stranded at third. In the field Ramon turned Double Plays in the 3rd and 8th innings.

September 18th
Tigers 3 A’s 0
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. In the top of the 9th, Ramon brought in the Tiger’s third run of the game with a
perfect squeeze play sacrifice bunt, putting down a bunt nicely that way thrown at him head-high. Alex Avila scored before the bunt was even fielded. Justin Verlander won his Major League-leading 24th game.

September 16th Tigers 3 A’s 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. Ramon led off the 3rd inning with a Triple off of A’s starter Trevor Cahill. He scored the Tiger’s first run of the game on a Donny Kelly RBI single. He bunt-singled off of Cahill in his next at bat in the 5th but was later thrown out at the plate trying to score on a ground ball hit by Delmon Young. The win today clinched the division title for the Tigers, their first since 1987.

September 15th
A’s 6 Tigers 1
Ramon started at Second batting 9th. All good things come to end at some point and today the Tigers ended their 12-game winning streak and Ramon ended his 9 game hitting streak. During the streak he batted .409 (going 11 for 27). He hit the ball hard today, like many of the Tigers, but for some reason the hit balls all went directly to an A’s player in the field. In the field Ramon turned a Double Play in the 4th and
started a Double Play in the 8th.
From the Tiger’s website: “But then, there are guys like Ramon Santiago, who has been looking a little shaggy lately for a reason. He said he hasn't cut his hair since they started winning, which is a pretty long time for him. Originally, he wasn't going to cut his hair until the Tigers clinched the division. Now, he's thinking beyond that, taking it into October. If it worked for Magglio Ordonez in 2006, it could work for him.”

September 14th
Tigers 6 White Sox 5 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 2nd. He got on base in the first inning with a walk from Chicago starter Dylan Axelrod but was left stranded at second. In the 5th he singled to left field off of Axelrod but was left stranded at first. He turned a Double Play in the bottom of the 5th. In the bottom of the 9th Ramon switched over to play Third Base. In the bottom of the 10th he switched to play Second Base, his third position of the game. Ramon’s hit streak stands at 9 games, going back to September 5th.


September 13th
Tigers 5 White Sox 0
Ramon replaced WIll Rhymes at Second in the bottom of the 6th. In his first at bat in the 7th he had an
bizzare infield single off of former Mariner Matt Thorton but was forced out at second on the next play on a fielder’s choice. Justin Verlander chalked up his 23rd win of the season.

September 12th
Tigers 14 White Sox 4
The Tigers won their 10th straight game for the first time since 1968. The Tigers scored 6 runs in the 6th inning. Ramon accounted for 50% of those 6 runs! Ramon came into the game in the 6th inning to pinch run for Magglio Ordonez. He later scored on an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera. He got up to bat again in the same inning with 2-out and responded with a bullet 2-RBI Double off of Chicago reliever Josh Kinney down the right field line scoring Brandon Inge and Ryan Raburn. He stayed in the game at Second and later shifted over to Shortstop.

September 11th
Tigers 2 Twins 1
One at-bat - one hit! Ramon came in to play Second Base in the top of the 7th inning. In the bottom of the 7th he singled to left field off of Twin’s reliever Rene Tosoni but was left stranded on base. Jose ‘Papa Grande’ Valverde set a Tiger’s record 43rd Save. Congrats!

September 10th
Tigers 3 Twins 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. The Tigers only managed 6 hits off the Twins today and Ramon was responsible for two of them. In the 5th inning he singled off of Twin’s starter Anthony Swarzak but was left stranded at second base. In the 7th Ramon hit his 10th Double of the season off of Twin’s reliever Matt Capps but was left stranded at Second again.

September 9th
Tigers 8 Twins 4
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. In the 4th inning, after Wilson Betemit hit an RBI Triple, Ramon unleashed a
towering shot into the right field bleachers that tied the score 4 to 4. In the field Ramon turned another Double Play!

September 7th Tigers 8 Indians 6
Even though Justin Verlander gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings, the American League/s most explosive lineup backed him up and gave him his 22nd victory of the 2011 season. Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. Ramon got on base in his first at bat in the top of the 3rd but was left stranded. In the 5th he drew a walk from Indian starter Justin Masterson but was left stranded at third. In the 5th he singled off of Masteron but was left stranded at third again, In the 9th he drew a walk from Cleveland reliever Vinnie Pestano but was left stranded at first. In the field, Ramon turned a Double Play.

September 6th
Tigers 10 Indians 1
Ramon started at Second batting 9th. The Tigers had a big first inning as Ramon got to bat in the 9th and knocked in Jhonny Peralta with a single to left off of Indian starter Fausto Carmona. In the 9th inning, Ramon switched over to play Shortstop.

September 5th Tigers 4 Indians 2
Ramon started at Second batting 9th. He got on base in the 5th when he was hit by a Ubaldo Jimenez pitch. Ramon was forced out at second on the next at bat. He lead off the 8th with a Double off of Cleveland reliever Joe Smith and later scored on a ground out by Miguel Cabrera. Ramon got another base hit in the top of the 9th with a single to right off of Indian reliever Vinnie Pestano but was left stranded on base. The Tigers only managed 5 hits today and Ramon produced 2 of those.

September 4th Tigers 18 White Sox 2
Ramon came in to pinch run for Magglio Ordonez in the bottom of the 5th and remained in the game at Second Base. In the top of the 7th Ramon switched over to play Shortstop. In the bottom of the 8th Ramon got on base after he was hit by a pitch from Chicago reliever WIll Ohman. He scored when the next batter, Andy Dirks hit a home run.

September 2nd
Tigers 8 White Sox 1
Ramon started at Second batting 8th and Justin Verlander won his 21st game.
Ramon made a great play with a diving catch of a line drive by Chicago’s centerfielder Alejandro De Aza to lead off the 5th inning. Tiger’s TV announcer Rod Allen remarked that Ramon “...is playing out of this world right now. He’s given the Tigers a lot of energy the last couple of weeks!” Ramon got on base in the 8th when he drew a walk but was not advanced on the base paths. In the 3rd inning he turned a Double Play started by Jhonny Peralta.

September 1st
Royals 11 Tigers 8
Ramon pinch hit for Ryan Raburn in the bottom of the 6th, laying down a sac bunt that moved Jhonny Peralta to third. Peralta later scored on a home run by Austin Jackson. Ramon remained in the game at Second Base.

August 31st
Tigers 5 Royals 4
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 2nd. As usual, when he bats 2nd, things happen and today was no exception. In the first inning his sacrifice bunt moved Austin Jackson to 3rd base, who scored on a sacrifice fly by the next batter, Delmon Young. In the 3rd Ramon singled to right field off of Royal’s starter Nathan Adcock but was left stranded at third. In the 8th Ramon hit a Sac Fly to right field to score Austin Jackson after he led off the inning with a triple. In the field Ramon started a Double Play in the first inning and turned another Double Play in the 4th.

August 30th
Tigers 2 Royals 1 (10 innings)
Ramon came into the game in the bottom of the 8th inning to pinch run for Magglio Ordonez, who had just tied the game 1 to 1 with a clutch two-out RBI base hit up t
he middle. Ramon stayed in the game in the 9th and 10th playing Second Base. He got his first at bat in the game with one out in the bottom of the 10th facing Royal reliever Aaron Crow and responded with the first walk-off home run of his career!

August 29th Royals 9 Tigers 5
Ramon started at Second Base batting 8th. In his first at bat he hit a Triple off of Royal’s starter Luke Hochevar but was left stranded there. In his next at bat he worked a 10-pitch at bat that resulted in a ground-out RBI and the Tiger’s first run of the game. In the field he turned two Double Plays.

August 28th Twins 11 Tigers 4
Ramon started at Second Base and
went a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Ramon wasn’t even supposed to start today, according to MLive.com. Even though he has done well in the past against Duensing, he was not the original starting Second Baseman today. Amazing things happen when you don’t expect them! Ramon did a great job today showing that he can hit right-handed just as well as he can left-handed!

August 26th Tigers 8 Twins 1
Ramon came in to pinc
h run for Magglio Ordonez in the 7th and came into score that inning on a double by Victor Martinez. He stayed in the game defensively at Second. In his only at bat he brought in Jhonny Peralta to score on a sacrifice fly to left field. In the 9th, Ramon moved over to Shortstop.

August 2
5th Rays 2 Tigers 0
Ramon started at Second batting
2nd.

Augu
st 24th Rays 3 Tigers 2 (10 innings)
Ramon started at Second batting
ninth. He turned a Double Played on a ball hit by Johnny Damon in the bottom of the 9th. In his first at bat, he skillfully laid down a sacrifice bunt that advanced Jhonny Peralta to 3rd and Wilson Betemit to 2nd. Peralta scored on the next play. In the 6th Ramon got on base with a bunt single to Ray’s Second Baseman Ben Zobrist. He almost put the Tigers ahead in the 10th inning with a long fly ball to the right field warning track.

Aug
ust 23rd Tigers 2 Rays 1
Ramon came in to replace Ryan Raburn at Second in the 7th. In his only at bat he got on base a
fter being hit by Ray’s reliever Kyle Farnsworth.

August 22nd Tigers 5 Rays 2
Ramon started at Second Base batting ninth.

August 21st T
igers 8 Indians 7
Ramon started at Second Base b
atting 9th. He singled in his first at bat, scoring Jhonny Peralta and later scored himself on a home run by Delmon Young. The game ended with a Double Play with one of the finest throws from centerfielder Austin Jackson to home plate to tag out Kosuke Fukudome. Earlier in the 2nd inning, Ramon made a nice play to retire Kosuke Fukudome. In the 5th inning, Ramon also made a stellar defensive play with a diving play to throw out Jason Donald, preventing runs from scoring.

August 20th Tigers 10 Indians 1
Ramon started at Second Base batting 9th. He doubled off of Cleveland starter David Huff in his first at bat in the 2nd inning and then later scored on a sac fly by Magglio Ordonez. In the bottom of the 5th, Ramon brought
in Alex Avila to score on a sac fly to center field. In the 7th inning Ramon collected his second hit and RBI of the game with a single to center off of Indian reliever Frank Herrmann, scoring Victor Martinez.

August 19th Tigers
4 Indians 1

With the Tigers up 2-0 in the top of the 7th, Ramon was called in from the Infield Bullpen to replace Ryan Raburn at Second, chalking up yet another Infield Save.

August 17t
h Twins 6 Tigers 5

Ramon started at Second batting 9th. He led off the third inning with a single up the middle off of Minnesota starter Carl Pavano. He later came in to score the Tiger’s first run of the game on a sacrifice fly by Delmon Young. Ramon scored again in the 7th inning after he drew a walk from Carl Pavano and then later scored on an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera. Ramon hit the ball well in his other two at bats, but right at someone. In the 8th, his fly ball to center allowed Alex Avila to tag up at second and advance to third.

August 16th Tigers 7 Twins 1
Ramon started at Second batting 9th. He’s been doing a great job getting BIG hits leading off an inn
ing. Tonight he led off the 6th inning with a home run to left field off of Twin’s reliever Phil Dumatrait. That was Ramon’s Second Home Run in his last TWO games. In his next at bat, he led off the 8th inning for the Tigers with a hard-hit LONG Double that hit the Left-Center wall off of Minnesota’s Jose Mijares.

August 14th Orioles 8 Tigers 5
Ramon started at Second batting 9th. Ramon accounted for the Tiger’s first run and ONLY run off of Baltimore starter and winning pitcher, Jo-Jo Reyes, in his first at-bat today with a hard-hit lead-off home run to left field. In the top of the ninth, Ramon brought in another
run when he drew a walk from Baltimore reliever Willie Eyre with the bases loaded. As usual, Ramon was part of a Double Play with one in the bottom of the first.

August 13th Tigers 6 Orioles 5
Ramon was brought in again as The Second Baseman Closer to replace Ryan Raburn to help preserve the Tiger’s lead for
a win and was credited with a successful ‘Infield Save.

August 12th Tigers 5 Orioles 4
Ramon came in to close the game at Second Base in the bottom of the 9
th, replacing Carlos Guillen. Once again, Ramon had a successful save at Second!

August 11th
Tigers 4 Indians 3
Ramon was summoned from the Infield Bullpen in the 9th inning to replace Carlos Gui
llen at Second to help preserve the win against Cleveland. He made 2 of the 3 outs in the 9th inning, notching another Infield Save!

August 10th Indians 10 Tigers 3
Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. Former Rockie Ubaldo Jimenez held the Tigers
to 5 hits.

A
ugust 9th Indians 3 Tigers 2 (14 innings)
Ramon replaced Donny Kelly at Third in the 7th inning and ended pl
aying another 7 innings.

August 4th Rangers 5 Tigers 2
Ramon started at Shortstop after taking a 5 day break. He showed he could be productive despite such a break with a single in his first at bat off of Ranger starter Alexi Ogando in the bottom of the third. And of course, he turned a Double Play in the field in the top of the second.

July 29th Tigers 12 Angels 2
After enjoying a week of unemployment on the bench, Ramon showed off his increasing ability to step up to the plate after a long break and hit the ball well (‘only’ 2 doubles) and of course, play stellar in the field, turning a Double Play pretty much every game he starts in. He doubled twice off of Angel starter Tyler Chatwood, the second one in the 5th inning that just missed being a home run by a few inches. That Double plated Alex Avila to make the score 2-2 and the Tigers never looked back after that. Ramon also turned a Double Play in the field (again).

July 24th Tigers 5 Twins 2

Ramon started at Second batting ninth. He singled o
ff of Twin’s starter Francisco Liriano in his first at bat in the 2nd and moved Ryan Raburn up to third, who then scored on a Liriano wild pitch during the next at bat. Ramon got on base in the next inning on a force out attempt that scored Jhonny Peralta, but was left stranded at second. In the 7th Ramon got on base for a third time in the game when he drew a two-out walk from Twin’s reliever Chuck James but was left stranded once again. In the field Ramon turned a First Inning Double Play.

July 22nd TIgers 8 Twins 2

Ramon replaced Carlos Guillen in the bottom of the 7th as the Second Base Closer.


July 20th A’s 7 Tigers 5

Ramon
started at Shortstop batting 9th. He knocked in the Tiger’s first run when he hit an RBI-ground out after Donny Kelly tripled to lead off the 3rd. Ramon singled to left field in the 5th off of A’s starter Brandon McCarthy but was left stranded at second.

July 10th-14th All Star Break


July 9th Royals 13 Tigers 6

Ramon started at Shortstop batting 2nd. In the 4th inning Ramon knocked in Alex Avila with an RBI single to right field off of Royal’s starter Luke Hochevar. Ramon scored later that inning from third when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk.



July 7th Tigers 3 Royals 1

Ramon came into the game in the 3rd inning at Second Base after Austin Jackson was injured. Ramon singled in the 6th but was thrown out at home plate when he tried to score on a ground ball by Magglio Ordonez. In the 8th he broke his bat in two when he popped up to the pitcher. Once again, Ramon turned a Double Play in the field.


July 6th Tigers 5 Angels 4

Ramon tends to make t
hings happen when he starts and bats #2. Today was no exception as he started at Second Base and put his multi-talents on display in a win against the Angels this afternoon. He singled in the first inning off of Angel starter Tyler Chatwood. In the 3rd, his best-in-the-league bunting skills were called upon and he moved Donny Kelly up to third and Austin Jackson to second. Both Kelly and AJax later scored on a 2-RBI single by Victor Martinez. In the 4th Ramon stroked another line drive single to left field but he was denied an RBI when Donny Kelly was gunned down at home plate. by Angel left fielder Bobby Abreu. In the 7th Ramon’s bunting skills were needed once again as he moved AJax over to second, enabling Andy Dirks to bring Austin in with an RBI single. In the 9th inning, Ramon got on base with a fielder’s choice - ending his day getting on base in all 3 official plate appearances. Not only did his bat help out the Tigers today, Ramon turned 2 Double Plays to help out Tiger’s pitching; one Double Play in the 3rd and one in the 6th.



July 3rd Tigers 6 Giant
s 3

Ramon started
at Shortstop batting 8th. He got on base in the 5th inning when he drew a walk but was left stranded at second. Ramon drew another base on balls in the 8th and then scored when Brandon Inge tripled.

July 2nd
Giants 15 Tigers 3

Ramon did not start today. He replaced Ryan Raburn at Second in the top
of the 6th. Although he was in the field for only 4 innings, he was part of 2 Double Plays!


June 30th Tigers 5 Mets 2

Ramon started at Second Base, batting 9th. In the bottom of the 3rd, Ramon stroked stroked line-drive, Two-Out RBI
Single off of Met’s starter Mike Pelfrey to center field that scored Andy Dirks. Ramon reached third on an error by Met’s CF Angel Pagan and Jhonny Peralta also scored on this play. In the bottom of the 5th, Ramon hit another single to center, this time off Met’s reliever Tim Byrdik. Ramon also turned an awesome Double Play in the field.

June 28th Mets 14 Tigers 3

Ramon did not play today as former Mariner R.A. Dickey shut
down the Tiger offense.

June 27th
Tigers 4 Jays 2

Ramon did not start again but came in as the Second Base Closer once again in the 9th. With one out, Ramon stopped a base hit up the middle,
converting it to an easy Double Play to end the game.

June 26th Tigers 8 Diamondbacks 3

Ramon did not start today. He came in again as the Second Base Closer in the top of the 9th, replacing Donny Kelly.

June 25th Tigers 6 Diamondbacks 0

Ramon sta
rted at Second Base batting 9th, Justin Verlander earned his 10th win of the season.


June 22nd
Tigers 7 Dodgers 5

Ramon did not start but replaced Ryan Raburn at Second in the bottom of the 8th.

June 21st Dodgers 6 Tigers 1

Ramon started at Shortstop, batting 8th. He got on base in the 7th inning when he drew a lead-off walk from Dodger reliever but was doubled up to end the inning on a ground ball by Donny Kelly.

June 20th Dodgers 4 Tigers 0

Ramon did not start but came in to replace Danny Worth at Third Base in the bottom of the 8th.


June 18th Rockies 5 Tigers 4

Ramon did not start today. He came into replace Ryan Raburn at Second in the bottom of the 8th.

June 17th Rockies 13 Tigers 6

Ramon did not start but came in to replace Ryan Raburn at Second Base in the bottom of the 4th.

June 15th Indians 6 Tigers 4

Ramon started at Se
cond Base batting 9th. He led off the Tiger’s 4th with a single off of Indians starter Fausto Carmona. Ramon’s quick speed averted a fielder’s choice out at 2nd base on a ground ball hit by Austin Jackson. Don Kelly sacrificed Ramon over to third, where he scored on a ground ball by Brennan Boesch.

June 14th Tigers 4 Indians 0

Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th. He turned a Double Play in the field.

June 13th Tigers 2 Rays 1 (10 innings)

Ramon drove in the wi
nning run in the bottom of the 10th inning with a walk-off triple. Ramon did not start and came into the game in the top of the 8th at Second Base. Victor Martinez proceeded Ramon with a single in the Tiger’s 10th with one out. Ramon hit the first pitch he saw from Ray’s reliever Kyle Farnsworth into the center-right gap, scoring Martinez with the winning run. Ramon was standing up into third when Martinez finally crossed the plate with the winning run. Ramon also completed a Double Play in the top of the 10th.

June 12th M
ariners 7 Tigers 3

Ramon started at Sec
ond batting 9th. In the 4th he hit a line drive between center and left field - using his speed to stretch the hit into a Double off of Mariner starter Felix Hernandez, last year’s AL Cy Young Winner. Ramon was stranded at second.

June 11th Tigers 8 Mariners 1

Ramon started at Second batting 9th. In the 2nd inning,
Ramon got on base with a fielder’s choice. Th next batter Austin Jackson hit a triple that scored Ramon to make it 3-0 against Seattle. Ramon singled off of Mariner reliever Jamey Wright in the 6th but was left stranded at third. Ramon also turned a Double Play in the 8th.


June 10th Mariners 3
Tigers 2

Ramon
came in to pinch hit for Ryan Raburn with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, facing Seattle closer Brandon League. Ramon hit a foul ball into the right field stands that was just inches from being a walk-off home run. On the next pitch, he grounded out to end the game.


June 9th Tigers 4 Mariners 1

Ramon did not start but came in to replace Ryan Raburn at Second as a Defensive Closer. He did not get an at-bat.

June 8th Rangers 7 Tigers 3

Ramon started
at Second, batting 9th. He led off the 3rd with a single off of Texas starter Alexi Ogando. Don Kelly moved Ramon to Second with a sac bunt, but he was left stranded there. Ramon turned a Double Play in the 2nd inning,

June 7th Tigers 8 Rangers 1

Ramon replaced Ryan Raburn in the bottom of the 7th at Second. In his one at bat he grounded out.


Ju
ne 5th Tigers 7 White Sox 3

Ramon started at Second batting 9th. He went 0 for 4 at the plate.


June 4th Tigers 4 White Sox
2

Ramon came in as
the Defensive Closer at Second Base, replacing Ryan Raburn in the bottom of the 9th.

June 3rd White Sox 6 Tigers 4

Ramon came in to pinch hit for Danny Worth in the 7th and then played Third Base for the remainder of the game.


June 1st
Tigers 4 Twins 2

Ramon started at Second batting #2. He walked in the bottom of the 3rd and later scored on a 3-run HR by Miguel Cabrera. He singled off of Twin’s starter Scott Baker in the fourth but was left stranded at first.


May 29th
Tigers 3 Red Sox 0

Ramon started
at Shortstop batting 8th. He was 0 for 3 at the plate but turned a Double Play in the field.


M
ay 27th Red Sox 6 Tigers 3

Ramon started at Shortstop batting Second. He hit the ball every at-bat but went 0 for 4 at the plate.

May 26th Red Sox 14 Tigers 1

Ramon did not start today. He came into the game at Shortstop to replace Jhonny Pe
ralta in the top of the 8th. He caught a pop up by David Ortiz and shortly thereafter, the game was called final due to rain.


May 21st Pirates
6 Tigers 2

Ramon started at Second Base batting second. He singled in his first at bat off of Pirate starter Kevin Corre
ia but was left stranded at Second. He led off the 8th inning with a walk but was left stranded at first. Ramon also turned a Double Play in the field.

May 20
th Pirates 10 Tigers 1


Ramon started at Shortstop. He accounted for the only Tiger run today when he led off the 6th inning with a towering solo home run over the Roberto Clemente Wall at PNC Park in Pittsburgh off of starter Jeff Karstens that tied the score 1-all. Ramon led off the top of the 8th with a line-drive single to centerfield off of Pirate reliever Chris Resop, but was left str
anded at 2nd base. Ramon came up with 2 of the Tiger;s 7 hits today. Not bad for playing in only 2 games in the past 11 days prior to today.


May 16th Jays 4 Ti
gers 2

Ramon started at
Second batting 9th, going 0 for 3 at the plate. The Tigers only managed 4 hits today.


May 11th Tigers 9 Twins 7

Ramon started at Shortstop batting 8th.
He scored the winning run in the 9th inning after reaching base with an infield single when Brandon Inge knocked him in with a triple. Ramon also got on base when he walked in the 4th inning. In the 7th he laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt.



May 9th Tigers 10 Jays 5

After sitting idle for the past 3 days, Ramon started at Second Base today, batting second - and showed why he can, not only play everyday, if given a chan
ce, but can play well after sitting on the bench for most of a week. In his first at bat, Ramon pounded a rope to deep right field off of Jay starter Brandon Morrow but unfortunately, right at right fielder Jose Baustista. in the 4th, Ramon came up to bat with 2 out and stroked a Double down the left field line off of Jay reliever Shawn Camp, plating Austin Jackson with the 4th run of the inning. In the 6th inning, Ramon hit another bullet in the center-right gap but Jay center fielder Corey Patterson made an ESPN-highlight catch to rob Ramon of another RBI-double.

Tomorrow the Tigers face the Twins’s Francisco Liriano. Ramon hit .286 off of Liriano last season.


May 5th Tigers 6 Yankees 3

Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th. He lead off the bottom of the 6th with a single to right field. Donny Kelly sacrificed Ramon to second. Ramon later scored on a Brennan Boesch single. In the field, Ramon turned two Double P
lays from Shortstop.




M
ay 2nd Yankees 5 Tigers 3

Ramon started at Second batting 2nd. Ramon singled in his first at bat off of Yankee starter Bartolo Colon but was later taken out at second on a fielder’s choice. In the 3rd, Ramon hit his second double of the year, both off of the Yankees. He later scored on a Miguel Cabrera RBI single. In the 5th Ramon collected his 3rd hit of the game off of Colon, this one a line drive single to left field.

May 1st Indians 5 Tigers 4

Ramon started at Shortstop batting 2nd. In his fir
st at bat, Ramon sacrificed Will Rhymes to second with a perfect bunt. Rhymes scored when the next batter, Donny Kelly hit a double. In the 5th inning Ramon got on base when he was hit by a Justin Masterson pitch but was later forced out at second on a fielder’s choice. In the top of the 9th, Ramon drew a walk and later advanced to third with the potential tying run but was left stranded there when the game ended. Ramon also made a nice play robbing Carlos Santana of a base hit.


April 30th Indians 3 Tigers 2 (13 innings)

Ramon came in to pinch hit for Will Rhymes in the 10th inning and led the inning off with a single off of Cleveland reliever Rafael Perez, but was left stranded at second. Ramon stayed in the game at Second Base. In the top of the 12th, Ram
on hit a two-out single up the middle off of Tony Sipp but was left stranded at first. Ramon racked up 2 of the 4 Tigers hits in the extra innings (10th-13th).

April 28th Mariners 7
Tigers 2

Ramon sta
rted at Shortstop batting second today. The Tigers could only manage 4 his off of red-hot Mariner starter Michael Pineda (who had 4 wins in April) and Ramon had one of those four hits. Ramon hit a line drive single off of Pineda with 2 out in the bottom of the 5th inning, but was left stranded at first. Ramon also turned a Double Play in the field.


April 24th Tigers 3 White Sox 0

Ramon came into the game to preserve a Tiger win with his outstanding defense at Second Base in the top of the 9th.


April 22nd Tigers 9 White Sox 3

Once again, to preserve a lead, the Tigers brought in Ramon to play Second Base in the top of the 7th. He made a nice play snagg
ing an Adam Dunn pop-up in foul territory. He also laid down another signature perfect sacrifice bunt in the 8th to move Jhonny Peralta from first to second. Peralta later scored on a Casper Wells double.

April 20th Tigers 3 Mariners 2

Ramon came into play Seco
nd Base in the bottom of the 8th as the Infield Closer.


April 19th Mariners 13 Tigers 3

Ramon came into play Third Base as the Infield Closer in the bottom of the 8th inning.


April 18th Tigers 8 Mariners 3

Ramon did not start tonight. He came in to pinch run for Magglio Ordonez in the 7th inning and later scored on a wild pitch by Mariner reliveer Josh Lueke. He stayed in the game at Second Base. In the bottom of the 7th, with runners at first and second, Ramon saved a run with an outstanding play on a ground ball up the middle by Mariner Jack Cust to end the inning.


April 16th A’s 6
Tigers 2

Ramon
started for the third day in a row, today at Second Base batting ninth. In the 9th inning, he got on base with a walk issued by A’s closer Brian Fuentes, but was later out at second on a fielder’s choice.


April 15th Tigers 8 A’s 4 (10 innings)

Ramon got th
e start again, this time at Shortstop. In the field he turned 3 Double Plays! One of his Double Plays was UNASSISTED, which ended the 9th inning, allowing the Tigers to keep playing into extra innings. Another Santiago Double Play got Tiger starter Rick Porcello out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the first inning. In the 10th inning, Ramon helped start off a 7 run rally when he laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt that moved Alex Avila to Second. Avila eventually came around to score to put the Tigers ahead 2-1.

April 14th
Tigers 3 A’s 0

Disregard the h
eadlines by MLB/Tiger management writer Rick Eymer (apparently he didn’t watch he game), RAMON SANTIAGO is the headline for the Tiger’s win tonight. ( Rick - please watch ESPN - or MLB network for future reference!) Ramon scored the WINNING RUN and knocked in an insurance run - and on the same play he accounted for the third Tiger run. He also had 50% of the Tiger’s hits tonight.

Ra
mon started at Second Base tonight, batting ninth. In the 5th inning, Ramon singled to centerfield off of A’s starter Gio Gonzales. Gio gave up only 2 hits to the Tigers tonight. Ramon was stranded at second base in the 5th. In the 7th inning Ramon singled on another line drive to centerfield, this time off of A’s reliver Tyson Ross. Austin Jackson moved Ramon to second with a sacrifice bunt and then a Ryan Raburn double brought Ramon home with the winning run. In the 8th inning, Ramon knocked in Jhonny Peralta with an RBI Sacrifice Fly off of A’s reliever Jerry Blevins to make the score 2-0. Brennan Bosch also scored on the same play to make the score 3-0. Ramon also turned a Double Play in the field.


April 12th Tigers 5 Rangers 4

The Tigers won in the
bottom of the 9th with a walk-off base hit by Miguel Cabrera. Ramon started at Second batting second. In the first inning he knocked in the Tiger’s first run with a groundout that scored Austin Jackson from third. In the top of the 4th, the Ranger’s first batter, Adrian Beltre tried to stretch a double into a triple. Ramon took the relay from centerfielder Austin Jackson and gunned down Beltre at third. Manager Jim Leyland commented on Ramon’s play, “That was just a huge play in the game that goes unnoticed.” With the Tigers down 3-2, Ramon led off the 6th inning with an infield hit. Ryan Raburn followed with a double to left field. For some reason, although Ranger left fielder hadn’t even touched the ball while Ramon was about to round third, Tiger Third Base coach Gene Lamont held up his hands to stop Ramon at third. Playing heads up ball, Ramon realized he could score easily (he’s a lot faster than some people think he is) and blew right past the stop, easily scoring standing up to tie the game at three a piece.


April 7th, 2011 Orio
les 9 Tigers 5

Ramon started a
t Shortstop batting ninth. In the 7th inning he put down a sacrifice bunt that moved Alex Avila to second. Avila scored when the next batter, Austin Jackson hit a double. In the field Ramon turned a Double Play.


April 3rd, 2011 Tigers 10 Yankees
7

The Tigers
picked up their first win of the year with Ramon starting at Second Base batting 2nd. Ramon led off the top of the 5th with a single off of Yankee reliever Bartolo Colon and then scored when the next batter, Brennan Bosch, hit a home run. In the 6th he came up to bat with men on first and second and unleashed an RBI Double down the right field line off of Colon that scored Jhonny Peralta.

April 2nd, 2011 Yankees 10 Tigers 6

Ramon got his first at bat of the year when he came in to pinch hit in the 9th inning.

March 29
th, 2011 Yankees 2 Tigers 1

Ramon di
d not start and got one at bat pinch-hitting in the 7th inning and then playing Second Base.

Ramon packed his bags after returning from Tampa to Lakeland - perhaps for the last time in his career - and headed to New York with the team for the season opener against the Yankees on March 31st.

March 2
8th, 2011 Orioles 14 Tigers 9

Ramon started at Shortstop batting 9th.
In the 5th inning Ramon doubled to left field off of Oriole starter Zach Britton, who has a 1.35 ERA going this spring. He moved Alex Avila to third, who scored when the next batter, Austin Jackson grounded out. He was flawless in the field.

March 26th, 2011 Tigers 3 Phillies 1

Ramon started at Second Base, batting second. He was 1 for 4 at the plate with a single off of Phillie reliever David Herndon in the 8th inning.

March 25th, 2011 Braves 5 Tigers 3

Ramon’s only appearance was as a pinch hitter i
n the 9th inning.

March 20th, 2011 Tigers 6 Nationals 1

Ramon started at Second Base for the second day in a row and performed consistently well for the second day in a row. He g
ot on base half of his plate appearances again. He was 1 for 3 at the plate, scoring a run and also drawing a walk. Once again, for the second day in a row, he turned a Double Play.

March 19th, 2011 Tigers 2 Braves 1

Ra
mon started at Second Base batting second. He went 1 for 3 at the plate and also drew a walk, getting on base half of his plate appearances. In the field he was flawless, turning two Double Plays.

March 17th, 2011 Tigers
4 Twins 3

Ramo
n came in to play Shortstop in the 8th inning. He didn’t get an at bat but he did complete a Double Play in the field.

March 16th, 2011 Cardinals 9 Tigers
4

Ramon sta
rted at Shortstop batting 8th. He was 1 for 3 at the plate with a single off of St Louis star pitcher Chris Carpenter in the 4th inning.

March 13th, 2011 Tigers 9 Orioles 1

Ramon came in to play Second Base in the 5th inning. In his fi
rst at-bat he hit a sac fly to left to score Ryan Raburn to make the score 8-1.

March 12th, 2011 T
igers 4 Jays 3

Ramon got one at bat in this game a
nd he made the most of it with a lead-off clutch triple to center off of Jay reliever Winston Abreu in the bottom of the 8th. The next two batters struck out with Ramon on third. Ryan Strieby came up next and brought Ramon home for the winning run. Ramon has reached base in all of his at bats in the past two games.

March 10t
h, 2011 Tigers 6 Marlins 1

Ramon started at Shortstop, batting 7th. In his first at bat he drew a walk but was left stranded at first. In the 4th inning he singled to right field off of Marlin reliever Shawn Hill and advanced on a ground ball by Alex Avila but was left stranded at second. In the next inning Ramon doubled to left field off of Marlin reliever Dustin Richardson, scoring Ryan Strieby. Ramon finished the day 2 for 2 with an RBI and got on base in all 3 plate appearances.

March 8th, 2011 Marlins 9 T
igers 5

Ra
mon started at Third Base today, batting second. He drew a walk on four straight balls in his first at bat, but was left stranded at first. He grounded out in his other two plate appearances.

March 5th, 2011 Jays 7 Tigers 4

Ramon started at Shortstop b
atting 7th. He went 1 for 3 at the plate and turned a Double Play in the field.

March 4th, 2011 Orioles 6 Tigers 2

Ramon started at Shortstop against Baltimore batting lead off
. He hit the ball in both gaps in two of his at bats, but the strong wind blowing in kept the balls aloft and easy to play. He was flawless in the field, fielding several tough balls hit in the hole and turning them into outs. outs.

March 2nd, 2011 Houston 6 Tig
ers 3

Ramon did not play today. The Tigers received their first beating of the spring. Casper Wells had a hot bat for the Tigers and showcased his Howitzer gun-of-an-arm in right field several times. In the top of
the 6th, Houston’s Hunter Pence led off with a triple. The next batter, Brian Dopriak hit a fly ball to Wells in mid-deep right field. Pence, a speedster with 18 stolen bases last year, tagged up, expecting to score easily. Wells threw him out at the plate, in a play that wasn’t even close, for a Double Play.

March 1st, 2011 Detroit 6 Toronto 2

Ramon started at Shortstop today batting seventh. H
e had an an RBI single off of Ricky Romero in the 2nd that scored Victor Martinez to tie the score 1-1. He drew a walk in the 3rd inning and then hit an RBI Double off of Zach Stewart that made plated the final Tiger run of the day. In the field Ramon turned two Double Plays.

Febru
ary 26th, 2011 Detroit 4 Toronto 0

Ramon came in to play Second Base and went 0 for 1 at the plate.

Detroit 17 Florida Souther
n 5

Ramon
came in to pinch hit as DH in the 6th inning and started the spring season off right with a 2-RBI single.

January 16th, 2011 Estrella
s 10 Leones 1

Ramon started at Second batt
ing second, He got on base once with a base on balls and then grounded out his final at bat before coming out of the game.

This was the final game of the Dominican Winter League Round Robin Championship. Escogido did not advance, so Ramon has a month off before reporting to Spring
Training in Lakeland, Florida.

January 15th,
2011 Gigantes 7 Leones 1

Ramon started at Second batting 2nd. He went 1 for 4 with an RBI double and turned a Double Play in the field.

January 14th,
2011 Toros 3 Leones 2

Ramon started at Second batting 2nd. He got on base with a hit in the first inning but was left stranded at second. He brought in the Leone’s first run with a ground out in the third. Kareem Garcia made the lead 2-1 with a
bomb in the 4th and that lead held until Fernando Tatis committed a two-run error in the bottom of the 8th to give the Toros a 3-2 victory.

January 1
3th, 2011 Leones 5 Gigantes 4

Ramon was suppos
ed to bat 3rd tonight, playing Second Base. He played the top of the first in the field but then had to immediately leave the game before he got a chance to bat. The cause: a bad clubhouse sandwich! He should be OK to play tomorrow!

January 11th, 2011 Toros 2 Leones 1

Escogido lost when the Toro’s Kevin Barker hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. Ramon hit the ball hard twice but the thick marine air in La Romana was keeping all of the balls in the park tonight. Ramon started at Second batting 6th, going 0 for 4 at th
e plate. He converted two sure hits in the gap into routine outs at first. Fernando Rodney was lights out for Escogido in his 1- 1/3innings of relief. Not one batter he faced proved to be a threat.

January 10th, 2011 Toros 9 Leones 7

Ramon batted 5th starting at Second Base. He got on base 3 out of 5 plate appearances with 3 Base on Balls. He also turned a Double Play in the field.

January 9th, 2011 Estrellas 9 Leones 3

Ramon s
tarted at Second batting 6th. He scored a run while collecting a Base on Balls in 3 at bats.Januar

January 8th, 2011 Gigantes 5 Leones 4

Ramon batted 5th again today playing Second. He went 1 for 4 at the plate with an RBI.

January 6th, 2011 Leones 2 Estrellas 1

Ramon was back at Second Base today, batting 5th. He went 1
for 4 at the plate collecting an RBI while turning a Double Play in the field.

January 5th, 2011 Gigantes 9 Leones 6

Ramon hit as the DH again tonight hitting 5th. He went 1 for 4 at the plate.

January 4th, 2011 Toros 3 Leones 1

Ramon hit 2nd today as the DH, going 0 for 4 at the plate.

December 29th, 2010 Leones 4 Gigantes 2

Ramon started at Second batting 2n
d. He came out of the game after one at bat. His batting average is now .429

December 28th, 2010 Leones 6 Gigantes 4

Ramon had a big game against his former team, getting on base 4 out of 5 plate appearances. He was 3 for 4 at the plate with a base on balls and a run scored. In the field he turned two Double Pla
ys.

December 27th
, 2010 Toros 5 Leones 4

Escogido lost a close one to the Toros del Este. Ramon started at Second and batted 2nd, going 1 for 4 with a run scored. He also turned a Double Play.

December 26th, 2010 Leones 6 Estrellas 0

Escogido began the Round Robin playoffs with a big win over the Estrellas. Ramon batted 2nd again today and once again, had a big night at the plate. He went 2 for 5 with his third Double in the last 3 games and scored 2 runs. He also completed two Double Plays in the field.

December 22nd, 2010 Leones 5 Aguillas 2

Ramon batted 2nd today playing Second Base. He responded to the change by getting on base 4 out of 5 plate appearances. He went 3 for 4 with a Double and a Base on Balls as well as an RBI. He also turned a Double Play i
n the field.

Decemb
er 21st, 2010 Leones 6 Toros 2

Ramon started at Second batting 6th. He went 2 for 4 at the plate including a double, scoring a run and knocking in a run.

December 20th, 2010 Estrellas 6 Leones 1

Ramon started at Second batt
ing 6th. He went 2 for 4 at the plate while turning two Double Plays in the field.

December 19th, 2010 Leones 8 Licey 7

Ramon came in to pinch hit in the 8th inning and was hit by a pitch and then rep
laced by a pinch runner.

D
ecember 15th, 2010 Escogido 3 Estrellas 1

Ramon started at Second Base batting 6th. He got on base 3
out of 4 plate appearance with a single and two base on balls.

December 14th, 2010 Gigantes 5 Escogido 0

Ramon started at Second Base batting 6th as his former team shut out the Leones. Ramon turned a Double Play on defense.

December 10th, 2010 Escogido 6 Estrellas 10

Ramon started at Second Base batting 6th. He scored a run,
knocked in a run and got on base with a base on balls.

Decem
ber 9th, 2010 Escogido 3 Licey 0

Ramon started at Second Base, batting 6th. He hit his first Home Ru
n this winter as the Leones beat Licey.

December 8th, 2010 Escogido 10 Cibao 3

Ramon took the field for the first time this winter for Escogido
against his former team, the Cibao Gigantes. He went 2 for 4 with a Double, RBI off of Esteban Yan while also scoring a run. Ramon also turned 2 Double Plays in the field. Not too bad for his first day in the infield this winter!

December 7th, 2010 Aguillas 3
Escogido 2

Ramon
played in his first Winter League game in the Domincan for Escogido, batting 6th as the DH.

December 2nd, 2010

Ramon has been trad
ed to the Escogido Leones from the Cibao Gigantes and will begin play the second week of December.


Baseball Reference.com lists Ramon as one o
f the top Shortstops in the American League in 2010:


American League Shortstops Fielding Percentage
(Putouts + Assists/(putouts + Assists + Errors)

1. Jeter (NYY) .989
2. Izturis (BAL) .985
3. Santiago (DET) .979

American League Shortsto
ps Range Factor/ 9 inn
(9 * (Putouts + As
sists) / Innings Played)

1. Pennington (OAK) 4.93
2. Ramirez (CHW) 4.89
3. Santiago (DET) 4.86

A
ll American League Shortstops Total Zone Runs
[The
number of runs above or below the average the player was worth based on the number of plays made]

1. Wilson (SEA) 12
2. Pennington (OAK) 11
3. S
antiago (DET) 9
Wilson (SEA) 9
Ramirez (CHW) 9

ALL American League Position P
layers Defensive WAR
Defensive Wins Above Repl
acement
[Defensive measure of wins above replacement, but given only the defensive stats of the player. For this calculation, we use a replacement level on defense is the league average]

1. Pierre (CHW) 1.9
2. Lopez (SEA) 1.8
3. Bourjos (LAA) 1.7
4. Gutierrez (SEA) 1.6
5. Choo (CLE) 1.5
Longoria (TBR) 1.5
7. Gard
iner (NYY) 1.4
8.
Santiago (DET) 1.2
Morneau (MIN)
1.2
Pennington (OAK) 1.2
Wilson (SEA) 1.2



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