Robbie Ross made his Major League debut on Sunday, and suffice it to say, it was a memorable one for the 22-year-old.
Ross came in for the eighth and, after giving up a walk to Gordon Beckham, retired Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko and Alex Rios--the meat of Chicago’s order--in succession.
"He didn't have an easy inning with those hitters out there," Rangers’ manager Ron Washington said, per ESPN Dallas. "He did the job."
After striking Konerko out, catcher Yorvit Torrealba tossed the ball into the Rangers’ dugout. Ross said he’d send the ball to his dad, who had to leave Texas to return home to Kentucky earlier in the day.
"I'll send that to my dad," Ross said. "He keeps all that stuff. I was just trying to get the ball in play and sometimes you strike a guy out. That's what happened with [Konerko]."