I REALLY want to say "Look how well Ramos is doing!" but there is a couple things holding me back. For one, he's only started 6 games so far (note to Riggs : Not seeing that "more playing time for Ramos" thing yet) so all we have is a long week's worth of data. Secondly, I have Pudge 2010 staring me right in the face.
Last year Pudge started out super hot and a bunch of people got all excited while the rest of us said it couldn't last. The last 3 years of stats all said he was a terrible hitter. It didn't last. Hooray for the rest of us. But the same thing has to apply to Ramos. We don't know how fast and how far he has to fall, because he is young and we have limited major league stats for him, but he will fall. Ok saying he's not going to hit .450 isn't exactly going out on a limb. But really what I'm trying to say is because we don't have a strong sense of how well he should be doing, we can't say from this starting hot streak that he is sure to be good. We just don't know yet. Despite the positives in Ramos' corner in comparison to Pudge (Ramos is hitting a bunch of line drives, Ramos started playing after baseball codified 4 balls for a walk) let's wait until month's end to see what we see.
For those that need any further calming down
Pudge 2010 after 8 games : .419 / .471 / .581, with a .433 BABIP
Ramos 2011 after 8 games : .455 /.538 /.545, with a .625 BABIP