Ramirez walked on four pitches to lead off the game and then grounded out to shortstop in his second plate appearance, making him 0-for-3 with a walk through two games with Albuquerque.
He’s scheduled to play seven innings there today before moving on to Single-A Inland Empire, where he’ll play as many as four more games leading up to his July 3 return from suspension.
“I’m getting ready to play the game physically and mentally,” Ramirez said. “The first thing is getting my legs ready to play. I have to get used to the speed of games. I didn’t play for a long time.”
So far Ramirez has missed 43 of a scheduled 50 games, with the Dodgers going 26-17 (.605) in his absence while extending their lead in the NL West from 6.5 games to 7.5 games. You know, just like we predicted.