Nationals pitcher Joe Ross will no longer start after being moved to the bullpen, reports CSNWahington.com. Ross has been showing signs of fatigue lately and has given up seven runs in his last two outings. The Nationals will turn to pitcher Tanner Roark will take his spot in the rotation and is expected to start sometime over the weekend at Miami.
Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross will be evaluated because he has begun to show signs of fatigue, per MASNsports.com. Ross has lost some velocity as of late, which is a red flag for the organization.
When Nationals rookie starter Joe Ross arrived on the mound Tuesday night in St. Louis, he was fresh off dominant efforts in beating Milwaukee and San Diego. What became obvious is what he already knew - the Cardinals are not the Brewers or Padres. Ross did not last three innings in a no-decision. He allowed three runs on only one hit, but six walks doomed him to the early exit. Two of his four free passes in a disastrous third inning in which Ross nearly blew a 4-0 lead came around to score. He even walked in a run.
Nationals rookie starter Joe Ross enjoyed an excellent outing against the Padres on Thursday. The young right-hander allowed one unearned run on just one hit over six solid innings. He walked two and struck out seven, en route to the 4-2 victory. Ross (5-5, 3.24 ERA) posted the finest start of his young career, as this was the first time he did not allow an earned run in any of his 11 outings. Ross made six starts in August and did not fare all that well. He went 3-2 with a 5.03 ERA in August.
Nationals rookie pitcher Joe Ross was excellent in his start against the Brewers on Saturday. The young right-hander allowed one run--a Khris Davis solo home run--on six hits over seven solid innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, en route to the 6-1 victory. Ross (4-5, 3.56 ERA) enjoyed a nice bounceback effort on Saturday, as he came into the game having given up nine runs in 8 2/3 innings over his previous two starts.