Ramos back in gear after knee injury

No. 77 overall prospect homers on three-hit night for San Jose

Heliot Ramos missed 27 games with a sprained ligament in his left knee. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf / MiLB.com | May 29, 2019 2:13 AM

Heliot Ramos seems to be recovering from his knee injury just fine.

MLB.com's No. 77 overall prospect went 3-for-4 and blasted a two-run homer in Class A Advanced San Jose's 9-4 loss to Lancaster on Tuesday at Excite Ballpark. It was his second game back after spending almost a month on the Injured List with a sprained ligament in his left knee.

Video: Giants' Ramos rips two-run dinger to left

Ramos' homer came in his final trip to the plate in the eighth inning. After Bryce Johnson drew a leadoff walk off right-hander Matt Dennis and advanced to second on a wild pitch, the second-ranked Giants prospect worked a six-pitch count before sending one out to left field. It was his sixth long ball of the year and his first since April 22.

Ramos lined out to left in the first, but came back in the fourth with a leadoff single to left. He beat out a base hit to short in the sixth and went yard in the eighth to cap his first three-hit game of the year.

Gameday box score

Through 21 games, Ramos sports a slash line of .296/.429/.620 with six homers and 13 RBIs in his first season with San Jose. In 2018, he batted .245/.313/.396 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs for Class A Augusta in his first full professional campaign. After being selected with the 19th pick of the 2017 Draft, he hit .354/.404/.645 with six homers and 27 RBIs in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

Manuel Geraldo belted a two-run homer for San Jose.

Rockies No. 30 prospect Casey Golden hit a two-run long ball for Lancaster in the first, his ninth of the season. That launched him into a tie California League lead with teammate Luis Castro and Lazaro Armenteros of Stockton. Castro finished 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI while Todd Czinege also went yard.

Jordan Wolf is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @byjordanwolf. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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