Yohan Ramirez appeared in only his second game of the season after getting recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
The right-hander pitched two scoreless frames out of the bullpen in the Pirates’ 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on Saturday night.
In those two innings, Ramirez recorded four strikeouts, all of which came on swinging strikes of his sinker. In total, Ramirez generated nine strikeouts on the pitch.
Ramirez’s sinker has been his bread and butter since joining the Pirates and is a key reason for the success he has shown at times.