2004 WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON RED SOX
Born: June 15, 1972; Los Santos, Panama Height: 6'2" Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right Position: Pitcher #26
|If I can make a difference helping Boston get to the playoffs... that's what I'd like to do. My arm is good. Last year, you know, it bothered me. Now, I'm all better, and I feel a lot of confidence. I'm happy now.|
|-- Ramiro Mendoza |
| Season ||2-1 ||3.52 ||27 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||30.2 ||25 ||12 ||12 ||3 ||7 ||13 |
| ALDS ||Not on roster|
| ALCS ||0-1 ||4.50 ||2 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||2.0 ||2 ||1 ||1 ||0 ||0 ||0 |
| WS ||Not on roster|
2004 Season Highlights
Mendoza pitched one inning on April 7 before being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. He was re-activated on July 15.
He pitched two perfect innings against the Yankees in the wild game on July 24 featuring the bench-clearing brawl. Ramiro set the Yankees down 1-2-3 in the eighth and ninth, and Bill Mueller's walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth gave him the win.
Mendoza had five straight scoreless outings of one inning or more from August 25 to September 9, during which time the team had a 12-2 record and solidified their spot at the top of the Wild Card standings.
2004 Postseason Highlights
Ramiro made the Red Sox' ALCS roster and appeared in two games. He pitched a scoreless fifth inning in Game 1 when Curt Schilling exited early with an ankle injury.
Mendoza entered Game 3 after Bronson Arroyo got knocked out in the third, and fared better than several of the Red Sox pitchers in the 19-8 drubbing that night. He allowed one inherited runner to score on a balk, and although the Sox would tie it up in the bottom of the inning, he got tagged with the loss when the batter he hit to open the fourth came around to score.