During this season of constant underachieving for the San Diego Padres, they haven’t had a ton of good to look towards. That is mostly true for the second half of the season where they just fell completely apart. Noted in an article linked below is the fact that they are well on their way to a better September. Not only is that a good thing heading into the off season but also they have a few good performances to look towards as promising as well. One of those comes from starting pitcher Tyson Ross.
Ross has been around a little bit but has yet to really step up to the next level as a consistently good starter. He has moments here and there but there is always something inconsistent that bites him. The last ten starts of this season look like Ross is possibly starting to figure things out. Some pitchers take to the MLB hitters like a fish to water but some starters especially take time to find a consistent release point and control.
Ross at best is one of the second options His last ten starts have shown an ERA of 2.62 with an impressive 63 strikeouts. Most impressive about those strikeouts is that ten of them came against the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers in only five innings of work where Ross held them to 1 run. No matter what a pitcher has been through before, if they can do that to the Dodgers over a short period of innings along with having a good trend across ten starts, it shows higher ability and potential. Look for Ross to step up during the early parts of the Padres’ 2014 season if he is given the chance.