It’s Tyson Ross time. 127 comments


Tyson Ross makes his Rangers debut tonight.

 

When the Rangers signed Tyson Ross to a one-year contract this off-season to join the rotation in 2017, they were expecting he would have been back much sooner than the middle of June. They thought he was just rehabbing from shoulder surgery due to thoracic outlet syndrome. What they didn’t know was he would then have developed back problems that set him back another month or so.

But all that is behind him now. Also behind him are four less than spectacular tune ups in Triple-A, in which he compiled a 7.71 ERA and a wince-inducing WHIP of 1.87.

Tonight, Ross is scheduled to make his Rangers debut, against the always pesky Seattle Mariners at the Ballpark. Mike Napoli and Carlos Gomez are also expected to rejoin the team, meaning three players will need to be sent down to make room for them.

It hasn’t been announced yet whose spot in the rotation Ross will take.

The thirty-year-old right-handed Ross is a native of Oakland and relies on a slider that tops out at 85 mph, a 93-mph four-seam fastball and sinker, and a 90-mph cutter. He rarely throws his changeup.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says Tyson has “electric stuff.” Let’s hope he can harness the control he was lacking in his minor league outings.

The Rangers will be his third team, having played three seasons in Oakland before being traded to San Diego, where he pitched for four seasons. Well, actually, three seasons and opening day of the fourth, before being lost the rest of 2016 with the shoulder thing. That was the last time he was on a major league mound.

Ross was an All-Star in 2014 with the Padres, his ERA that year was a stellar 2.81 in thirty-one games and 195.2 innings. The following season, he led the NL in walks and wild pitches.

Tyson Ross has a career winning percentage of .375 and a career ERA of 3.64, which means he keeps his team in a lot of games, and he loses sixty-three percent of them.

His Rangers career numbers begin tallying tonight.

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TODAY’S GAME:

James Paxton (5-1, 2.25) vs. Tyson Ross (0-0, -.–)
Game time: 7:05

How the Mariners hit against Ross.
How the Rangers hit against Paxton.

 

 

 

  • SABERMETRICS MASTER

    Hope is a wonderful thing.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Jimmy Stewart

      • Nashvillecat66

        Also Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption.
        Speaking through a letter to Red: “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

        • JacobMcCandles

          S King

  • elkaba

    Team turns over again with players coming and going. It all depends on which version of the rest of the 2017 team decides to show up tonight… could go either way. Nothing about this year’s team surprises me anymore.

    • dearmidol

      It would seem to me Profar and Hoying are the no-brainers going down. Not sure who the third would be. Knowing Daniels, he will send down ABD.

      • WAR-time Consigliere

        Hoying is the best defensive OF on the club. I would think it would be Profar or Rua

        • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

          Hoying is the worst offensive OF on the club too.

          • WAR-time Consigliere

            I would rather Profar and Rua play everyday in Round Rock. Kozma and Hoying fit a bench role on a team like this. Playing once a week or so.

          • dearmidol

            That certainly makes sense but I would be willing to bet they don’t do that.

          • WAR-time Consigliere

            Rua got sent down bcuz his job is to hit LHP. He didn’t do it in 2017 so our 8.5 MM DH/1B is to hit lefties

        • dearmidol

          I haven’t ever known defense to matter to the front office, to be honest. I think they feel DeShields is a good backup centerfielder if need be.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Big game for TX

    OL Jakey just finished all the Marine requirements. No dotted line yet, just wanted to do it..third oldest in the class.

    • dearmidol

      How long did that take?

      • JacobMcCandles

        No time really…paperwork from NG to transfer, biggest hurdle🏆👍😎

    • TD30

      Wow! Best of luck in the Marines!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Thanks TD will see..just wanted to do it to do it..😎Funny being a old guy now😡😇😎👍🏆

  • WhoKnowscs

    I’m guessing Rua, Hoying, Profar going down.

    • dearmidol

      I predict Martinez, Hoying, Profar.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Def agree with the first 2…IDK what the thought process is on Pro

        • calntom

          Get back to RR, play every inning. Try extract head from dark place

  • WAR-time Consigliere

    I’m going with Profar, Rua and DFA of Gee

  • JacobMcCandles

    Biggest tip site I look at has Ms as their Game of the month pk

    • WAR-time Consigliere

      Kyle Seager might need a fastball to the back today

  • GoRangers23
  • TD30
    • JacobMcCandles

      Gomez first gm bk and in the 5 hole ROFL….3 SOs

    • wetfeet

      Thanks TD looks great to me!

  • TD30

    Rangers activate 1B Mike Napoli and OF Carlos Gomez from DL. Recall LHP Dario Alvarez from Round Rock. Option Rua and Profar to Round Rock.

    • dearmidol

      Well, if that’s four players they are adding in Ross, Napoli, Gomez and Alvarez, and only two they are optioning in Rua and Profar, where are the other two positions coming from?

      • Nashvillecat66

        According to the Rangers’ MLB site, Tony Barnette has been placed on the 10-day DL and the club will be making another move before activating Ross from the DL.
        Guess Barnette has the same mysterious ailment as Sam Dyson when he was put on the 10-day DL.
        Maybe it should be called a bruised psyche.

      • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

        I think Gee

      • JacobMcCandles

        4got bout Alvarez..makes sense

      • TD30

        Yeah I looked again to see if there was another post, but didn’t see it

      • calntom

        Gee was DFA. Barnette to the DL.
        Your RED HOT Texas Rangers will have a new look tonight

        • WhoKnowscs

          No loss on Gee, Barnette seems like a get him away DL visit. No loss on sending Profar down. Rua not much either, never seemed to take advantage of his opportunities.

    • GoRangers23

      Aw poor Rua.

  • dearmidol

    Well, I thought I had tickets to tomorrow’s game only to discover I had tickets to tonight’s game. So I will get to see Ross’s debut.

    • JacobMcCandles

      More important gm tonight

    • GoRangers23

      Have fun! Don’t get too hot. It’s not pleasant out there.

  • elkaba

    Decent lineup.

    • WhoKnowscs

      I would have swapped Odor and Lucroy but that’s it.

    • TD30

      I’d have gallo at 1B and Nap on the bench

      • GoRangers23

        Yep! I’m a little worried that there are three barely off the DL players in this game.

        • TD30

          I am worried that JD is trying to tank this team, but he is trying to do it where some might not see it. Some would see him putting Napoli and Tysons Ross in as helping the team, brining in two experienced guys, but those who have seen how bad they both were at AAA know that they aren’t going to help and will likely hurt this team.

          • elkaba

            LOL, You’re probably right! I was mostly looking at 3-6. I like Andrus batting ahead of Beltre, and anyone but Odor behind him.

        • wetfeet

          They have rehabbed in the minors, not going to get back in the swing of things sitting on the bench. 😏

          • GoRangers23

            Hey Wet! How are you doing?

          • GoRangers23

            That is true, but don’t you think Banny would have been better off starting each of them back in different games instead of all at once?

      • elkaba

        Yep. Definitely prefer Gallo at 1B now.

  • TD30

    This is not going to be pretty.

  • elkaba

    Inauspicious start…

  • Gregor_S

    When Beltre was on the DL and chafing to get back he was quoted as saying “I’m not a patient man.” That may explain why he feasts on pitchers who throw over 94 and occasionally gets frustrated hitting soft tossers.

  • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

    Get a PSA test. Saved my life 12 years ago.

  • GoRangers23

    WOO HOO!!

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Carlos! Hit it good!

  • TD30

    Yay!!!

    • GoRangers23

      This is a really great turn of events. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Beltre is running kind of older man-ish. Lo. That’s the only way I know how to describe it. 😄 I’m really glad he’s so good at hitting though! He probably still hurts, but doesn’t want to say.

    • Gregor_S

      He’s run like that in the past when coming back from an injury. He’ll speed it up gradually if he doesn’t reinjure himself.

      • GoRangers23

        Yes, that is true.

  • TD30

    Colby is in the booth. Maybe they will announce that they finally signed him and he will be starting tomorrow 🙂

    • GoRangers23

      That would make me so happy!

      • TD30

        Me too

  • TD30

    Gone! CHEERIOS

  • GoRangers23

    Robinson is da MAN!

  • TD30

    Good hit DD

    • TD30

      And good steal!

      • GoRangers23

        He’s such a speedy little fella! 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Ooh, Colby would make a super announcer!

    • TD30

      Just being in there now has kept Raymond from talking as much 🙂

      • GoRangers23

        Lo

  • WhoKnowscs

    Anyone think they’d ever see the day where Elvis hits just fine in the 3 hole?

    • GoRangers23

      Elvis is like a fine wine. He’s getting better with age. 😄

      • SABERMETRICS MASTER

        Elvis is FANTASTIC !!!

        • GoRangers23

          You know it Mr C!

          • SABERMETRICS MASTER

            Do you know I have his jersey?

          • GoRangers23

            NO WAY!!

  • GoRangers23

    I’ve seen this soap opera commercial many times, and I still think it’s funny. 😁

  • TD30
    • GoRangers23

      WOW!

    • GoRangers23

      I see him going nowhere but up. It’s going to be exciting watching him play, I think. I’m really glad they didn’t get rid of him all those times I thought he should be gone. 😄

  • WhoKnowscs

    did Odor swing at every pitch?

    • elkaba

      Just the ones out of the zone. 🙂

  • GoRangers23

    Bubba….aka, Leslie. Lo

  • Gregor_S

    Nice to see the Rangers scoring without HRs (except for RC’s solo shot). Having AB back, DD in the lineup, and Elvis and Choo hitting well is making that possible. This is a significantly better team than the one they had in April.

  • GoRangers23

    What in the world was that?

  • WhoKnowscs

    Do something Nap.

    • GoRangers23

      Something good. 😄

      • GoRangers23

        Nap decided to leave out the good part. ☹️

        • WhoKnowscs

          Post ASB he’ll hit .400 with 20+ homers!

          • GoRangers23

            Wouldn’t that be nice!

  • elkaba

    Just back from dinner. Saw Colby in the booth but the sound was off. How’s he doing? Also, anyone heard from Flap lately? She hasn’t been around today.

    • GoRangers23

      Flap is visiting her mom. I think she will be back tomorrow. She has no way to watch the game. I missed most of Colby’s talking. I will watch it after the game.

      • elkaba

        Thanks. I hate when you’re watching the game at a restaurant and something you really want to hear comes on!

        • GoRangers23

          I know the feeling! I was in a Mexican restaurant when Kevin Kiermaier had to be helped off the field after fracturing his hip. I know I looked comical walking sideways/ backwards out of the restaurant saying, “Who got hurt? WHO got hurt?”

        • GoRangers23

          They may replay the game later tonight. You might be able to record it.

  • WhoKnowscs

    What good is Brocall worth if the very first pitch afer the visit is an RBI single?

  • elkaba

    Great first outing for Ross. This could be fun!

  • GoRangers23

    Good job Tyson!

  • WhoKnowscs
  • GoRangers23

    Welcome back Gomez!

  • TD30

    Sonic slam winner

    • GoRangers23

      Those people are lucky! When my son was picked, all we got was $20.00 in Sonic gift cards. Did they get $2000.00 ?

      • TD30

        Yep

  • elkaba

    Gomez appears to have healed up well. 🙂

  • GoRangers23

    That little girl in that Rangers commercial who is eating popcorn is so stinkin cute!

  • GoRangers23

    Duuude! Sing faster!

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Nap! Let’s get a good hit this time!

    • GoRangers23

      Yay!

  • GoRangers23

    Soooo safe!

    • Gregor_S

      Only Joe West would call him out on that. Unfortunately he’ll be the plate ump tomorrow.

      Alan Porter, the plate ump tonight, is the best I think. You can question the borderline calls but he rarely makes one that’s clearly wrong.

      • GoRangers23

        I wish they would get rid of Joe West. He’s really a problem. Tomorrow’s game will probably be frustrating.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Banny. He should never have come back out to start this inning.

  • GoRangers23

    YAAAAAY!!

  • GoRangers23

    They need to go out and buy glasses and have them waiting for Joe West when he gets to the ballpark tomorrow.

    • SABERMETRICS MASTER

      I cant understand how a seasoned umpire will miss that call !

      • GoRangers23

        The man needs to retire! That was two calls in one game that were way off.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Astros lose.

  • von_todwin

    So this is what our lineup at full strength looks like. If only the season started in June. It would have been nicely symbolic if they called everyone up last game when we were at exactly .500.

    • Nathan Whitten

      The season is young. The Astros have serious pitching problems. I think that the Rangers can creep back into the race.

  • SABERMETRICS MASTER

    when is Hamel coming back?

    • GoRangers23

      Pretty soon, I think, but I don’t know the exact day.

    • GoRangers23

      They just said possibly one or two more rehab starts.

  • von_todwin

    Dyson had a scoreless outing for San Francisco. JD is working on a trade to get him back.

    • WhoKnowscs

      hs.

  • Nathan Whitten

    With Ross, Hamels(soon), Gomez, Napoli and Beltre healthy, we will have the team we expected to have. There are a couple of unexpected developments. Dyson is gone. I have no doubt he can turn it around, but he was killing us trying to fix things. The other unexpected outcome is Gallo proving he is a big league power hitter. He will strike out. He will also be a league leader in HR and RBI. Thank goodness we didn’t give up on him and dump him. This kid is going to do nothing but get better. For now, let him take 1B most of the time, but also spell Beltre occasionally and DH at times. I don’t think he needs to become on OF. In 2 or 3 years he’ll be a fixture at 3B as Beltre slows down and plays 1B and DH. What to do with Napoli and Choo? DH some and play their positions at times. Depth is a great problem to have.
    Ross looked good. That appears to have been a good move. I don’t know if this team can catch the Astros, but it’s not impossible. They have big problems with pitching, whereas the Rangers should have a very strong rotation. Houston can’t outscore everyone. We are well short of the mid-point, so anything can happen. If our Rangers put it all together, they can be formidable. The WC is within reach now. I want more than that.