Oakland's Tyson Ross took a trip to St. Petersburg to get the unexpected start against Tampa Bay, replacing the suspended Bartolo Colon. His trip to Florida was one to forget, as he surrendered five earned runs in six innings, taking the 5-0 loss.
Ross’ career with the A’s has been lackluster to say the least. His 2-9 overall record this season speaks for itself, and his tires can attest to the many miles driven to and from Sacramento throughout his career with Oakland.
The A’s sent Ross back down to Triple-A—only this time he will take on the role of relief pitcher for the River Cats.
As a starting pitcher, Ross showed he can dominate hitters early in the game, but he became unraveled when the floodgates started to crack.
Ross will be a huge asset to the A’s after he throws some innings in relief for the River Cats, and here’s why: