Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez has promoted to Triple A Tacoma after one start with Double A Jackson and will start today at Cheney Stadium. I wouldn't read too much into his quick move to Tacoma. Ramirez was going to be there eventually. But he and Jeremy Bonderman, who was supposed to start for Tacoma today, are one similar work schedules. So the move worked.
As for the Rainiers, they picked up win thanks to Brad Miller's big hit (above) - a double to the deep outreaches of Cheney Stadium. Gotta love Miller goint old school with the stirrups. .
Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3. Speaking of Ackley, TNT columnist John McGrath writes that it may be too early to label Dustin Ackley a bust (I agree).
Mike Curto wrote about Denny Almonte and Rich Poythress in his minor league notebook.