That all changed Tuesday night, when after a decade of toiling in the Minor Leagues, Ravin was promoted to the Dodgers between games of a doubleheader, struck out the only batter he faced while hitting 100 mph on the radar gun, and was credited with his first Major League victory in the Dodgers' dramatic 9-8 comeback win over the Rockies.
"I'll sleep with the ball, I know that," said the emotional 27-year-old. "It's been a long time. I didn't sleep last night. It's still settling in."
Ravin came to Spring Training as a non-roster pitcher who spent eight years in the Reds organization before joining the Dodgers to split time between Double-A and Triple-A last year, when he was plagued by oblique and groin issues.
He was primarily a wild starter through his first six professional seasons before moving to the bullpen. He became the 11th pitcher the Dodgers have promoted from the Minor Leagues this season.