Chicago White Sox

Well, there have been better ways to make your Major League Baseball debut as a pitcher.

Roel Ramirez joined the St. Louis Cardinals last week and the right-hander has probably been in high anticipation of making his debut in the major leagues. He also probably did not see it going the way it actually went.

The Cardinals were in Chicago on Saturday to take on the White Sox and Ramirez entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning as St. Louis trailed 1-0. By the time he would leave the game, also in the fifth inning, St. Louis was down 7-0 following back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs by the heart of the White Sox lineup.

Things got off to a bad start when Ramirez put two runners on base and then delivered a meatball to Yoán Moncada, who drilled it over the fence. Yasmani Grandal then followed that up with a back-to-back blast to make 5-0 and the rout was on, but certainly not over. Jose Abreau didn’t waste any time by taking the first pitch and smacking a line-drive blast that made it three home runs in a row and extended the score to 6-0. Finally, adding insult to injury, Eloy Jiminez took a 3-2 fastball down the middle and sent it flying into the left-field bleachers to complete the back-to-back-to-back-to-back effort and put the Sox up 7-0. 

Ramirez would then leave the game with 0.2 innings pitched, one walk, six hits, four home runs, and an 81.00 ERA. Not great, Roel.

In case you’re wondering how often four-consecutive home runs happen in an MLB game, it’s the 10th time it’s ever happened and the 2nd time that the White Sox have done it.

And in case you wanted a hyper-specific stat to share with your friends…

So there you go.

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About Sean Keeley

A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation, Curbed, Neighborhoods.com, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.