Nationals' Joe Ross: Tosses quality start in loss to Mets

Ross (3-3) allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits and one walk across six innings in Sunday's loss to the Mets. He struck out four.

Ross was foiled by opposing starter Jacob deGrom on this day, as the latter launched a solo home run and put a sacrifice bunt down that led to another run, all while out-dueling him on the mound. A pair of unearned runs following a Matt Wieters error in the fourth inning didn't help Ross' cause and partially contributed to his removal with an elevated pitch count after six frames. While the right-hander was far from perfect, this was something of a bounce-back effort after he was hit hard in his previous outing, and it gives him two quality starts in his last three tries. He still owns an uninspiring 5.98 ERA on the season and will look to right the ship against the Reds in his next start on Saturday.

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