SP,RP - WSH - IL60
The Washington Nationals placed right-hander Joe Ross (forearm) on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Ross was dealing with forearm tightness after his long relief appearance last Wednesday against the Mets. He underwent an MRI on Sunday, which revealed a partial tear of the UCL. The right-hander will undergo further evaluation before determining if Tommy John surgery is a possibility. No final decision has been made. Ross’ season is most likely over, and he will finish 2021 with a (5-9) record along with a 4.17 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 109 strikeouts over 108 innings.
Joe Ross followed an opener and threw five innings. Ross allowed six hits, four earned runs, and one walk with two strikeouts.
With the game suspended from Tuesday, it's hard to have any strong takeaways from this game. However, Ross's slider performed well with a 50% whiff rate and 46% CSW% on 28 sliders thrown.
Joe Ross tossed a quality start against the Phillies yet took the no-decision. Ross allowed five hits, three earned runs, and two walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings pitched.
Ross finished with 35% CSW% overall on 84 pitches with a low 24% whiff rate. That means Ross relied heavily on called strikes, especially with the sinker. He is still in the streaming category in most matchups in 15-team leagues.
Joe Ross took the loss after allowing four earned runs on Saturday. Ross threw 4 1/3 innings with seven hits, five runs (four earned), one walk, and five strikeouts.
After four solid starts with a 1.80 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 30% K%, and 6% BB% in 25 innings pitched, Ross struggled a bit on Saturday against a Cubs team that traded away their top talent as the Nationals did. Don't cut Ross in 15-team leagues. He should bounce back in his next start.
Joe Ross threw five scoreless innings on Monday. Ross allowed three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
Ross only threw 72 pitches but his slider performed well with a 50% whiff rate. Even Ross's sinker was a called-strike machine with 16 called strikes good for a 41% CSW%. Given his success over the past four starts, Ross is a streamer in 15-team leagues.