Robbie Ross Jr. can't wait to get to Denver and take the mound against the Colorado Rockies next week.
The reliever-turned-starting pitcher had a historically bad outing on Wednesday in the Texas Rangers' blowout loss to Oakland, giving up 10 runs on 11 hits in just 3 1/3 innings, becoming the 15th pitcher in club history to allow 10 runs and the first since Roy Oswalt in 2012.
Of course, only six of those runs were earned as Ross got no help from Elvis Andrus, who committed two errors, one of which would've ended a seven-run third inning with just three runs allowed.
“I want to get back out there as soon as possible to wash away what happened,” Ross told The Dallas Morning News. “You’ve got to get over it and move on. That’s all you can do after a game like that.”
Apparently, manager Ron Washington had an extended chat with Ross after he was removed from the game out of fear his confidence could've been shaken. He told Ross things would've been better if not for some inopportune errors behind him.
“I like the way he hung in there, trying to fight,” Washington said. “It just didn’t work out.”
With the loss, Ross fell to 1-2 on the season and saw his ERA climb from 2.45 to 3.86.