Thus far Hanley Ramirez’s 2014 season has largely been filled with frustration and disappointment. Heading into Wednesday’s game with the New York Mets, Ramirez was batting .250 with six home runs and 22 RBIs. Despite the lower-than-expected batting average, Ramirez had recorded a hit in each of the last four games, including a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 18.
In the second of their three-game series with the Mets, the Dodgers held a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning on solo home runs from Adrian Gonzalez in second and one from Puig in the sixth. Mets rookie Jacob deGrom remained on the mound after Puig’s solo shot and had Ramirez in a 2-2 count when the shortstop hit a line-drive home run over the left field fence to give the Dodgers back-to-back home runs and a 3-0 lead.
Ramirez recently shared his belief on remaining patient and his and the Dodgers time would come, and it would begin with the team stringing along a couple of wins. The Dodgers will go for the sweep Thursday before moving on to Philadelphia for the final three games of their nine-game road trip.
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