The Rangers’ gamble on Tyson Ross—who missed all of last year with shoulder inflammation and entered this year recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome—hasn’t paid off too well as of yet. It really, really, really didn’t pay off tonight.
Ross allowed six runs to the Orioles before recording his first out of the night. He gave up two singles, a walk, a double and two home runs before he finally managed to retire just one batter. (Seth Smith, who struck out swinging.)
The Orioles went down quietly for the rest of the first inning, but they weren’t done beating up on Texas pitching. Ross was put out of his misery and pulled midway through the fourth inning after leaving the bases loaded, and Chris Davis promptly hit a grand slam off reliever Austin Bibens-Dirkx with his second home run on the night. Baltimore walked away with a 12-1 victory.
Ross, meanwhile, boosted his ERA to 7.22 and FIP to 5.86. Ouch.