Rookie reliever Robbie Ross saw his scoreless innings streak come to an end Thursday from his seat in the Rangers’ dugout. After allowing a leadoff double to the A’s Brandon Inge to open the seventh, Ross was pulled, giving way to Alexi Ogando--who surrendered a double to Josh Reddick to tie the game and bring an end to the impressive run for the lefty.
Having tossed a scoreless sixth in the loss, Ross’ streak was at 24.0 innings when Inge crossed the plate. But Ross isn’t exactly losing sleep over the end of the run--in fact, he claims, he wasn’t even keeping tabs on the streak.
“I didn’t know how long it was, so it’s not like it was a big deal,” Ross said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s not something I’ve been thinking about. Winning games is more important.”
Ross now has a 1.12 ERA through 48.1 innings of work this season.