Christian Yelich

Top of the order is in fine form during Angels' 5-2 victory over the Marlins

Top of the order is in fine form during Angels' 5-2 victory over the Marlins

JC Ramirez is new to this. He doesn’t quite know what to do yet. Like a college freshman learning three weeks into the fall semester that no one voluntarily chooses a Friday class, the Angels’ Ramirez is learning the ways of a starting pitcher.

In his first eight starts, Ramirez had been warming up too early. He realized it when he finished his pregame session Monday at Tropicana Field, returned to the Angels dugout, and saw Tampa Bay’s starter still throwing. All the time before he took the mound was breeding discomfort in the first inning, particularly when on the road. The hulking right-hander scanned the stadium for his fastball velocity readings and saw 92 and 93 mph flash...

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