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Joe Ross | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (25) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Ross yielded three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Phillies.
Jonathan Papelbon wound up earning the win despite serving up a go-ahead homer to Maikel Franco in the top of the ninth because Jayson Werth walked it off for the Nats with a two-run single in the bottom of that frame. Ross struck out eight and issued only one walk before exiting. He has a cool 3.01 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 59/22 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings this season. Jun 12 - 7:15 PM

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Joe Ross was hit hard in a no-decision against the White Sox on Tuesday, surrendering five runs on four hits over just four innings.

Ross struggled with his command throughout the outing, walking four while striking out five and needing 91 pitches to get through four frames. The White Sox got to him early, pushing across a pair of runs in the first inning, then tacking on three more in the second, highlighted by a two-run homer by Todd Frazier. He'll bring a 3.06 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Phillies.
Jun 8 - 12:10 AM

Joe Ross held the Phillies to one run over seven innings of work in Tuesday's 5-1 victory.

Aaron Nola pitched well, but Ross was a bit better. He permitted just three hits and two walks on the night while striking out five, throwing 103 pitches across his seven frames. Ross' strikeouts have been down from his rookie season, as he's punched out a disappointing 46 over 60 2/3 innings. However, he'll carry a 2.37 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into June. Ross gets the White Sox next.
May 31 - 11:49 PM

Joe Ross allowed one run over seven innings in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

Ross gave up a solo home run to Aledmys Diaz among his six hits allowed, but he otherwise kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard. Ross walked just one while striking out four. The win snapped a four-start losing streak, bringing him to an even 4-4 in nine starts. Ross will carry a 2.52 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 41/16 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start at the Phillies.
May 26 - 9:41 PM

Joe Ross was unable to obtain a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Marlins, surrendering three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Ross struck out seven and walked two, with the Marlins scoring against him via an RBI single by Martin Prado in the fifth inning and a two-run home run by Justin Bour in the sixth inning. Through his first eight starts (46 2/3 innings), he has pitched to a strong 2.89 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37/15 K/BB ratio. Ross will play host to the Cardinals next time he takes the mound.
May 21 - 10:31 PM

Joe Ross took his third loss of the season in Sunday's game against the Marlins, surrendering five runs (three earned) on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

A fielding error by Stephen Drew in the third inning allowed the two unearned runs to score against Ross. He would bring the other three home by his own hand in the sixth inning. In that frame, Giancarlo Stanton ripped him for a solo home run. After stickying up the bases with runners, Ross then yielded a two-run single to Marlins starter Jose Fernandez. The 22-year-old right-hander will carry a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a road rematch with these same Marlins.
May 15 - 4:54 PM

Joe Ross was charged with five runs over six innings against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Ross was undone by a three-run sixth inning where he gave up four hits and a walk, although the Tigers didn't really hit the ball hard in the inning. It was the first time in six starts this season that the young right-hander allowed more than two runs. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Mets and Marlins.
May 10 - 11:32 PM

Joe Ross struck out nine while allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Ross pitched well enough to win, especially against that offense, giving up five hits and walking two on the evening. Alas, he instead took his first loss of 2016, dropping to 3-1 through five starts. In those five appearances he owns a stellar 1.23 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio. Perhaps he'll find a better fate Tuesday against the Tigers in an interleague battle.
May 6 - 12:06 AM

Joe Ross pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Cardinals, scattering six hits and two walks over six innings of one-run ball.

The right-hander punched out four on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day was a sacrifice fly by Matt Carpenter in the fifth inning. Ross has been simply outstanding in the early going, compiling a 3-0 record, 0.79 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 14/7 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings. He'll look to extend his dominance when he does battle against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday.
Apr 30 - 5:25 PM

Joe Ross (blister) will take his next turn in the Nationals' rotation on Saturday in St. Louis.

Ross had to exit his start last Wednesday after two innings when a blister opened up on his right middle finger and the Nationals scratched him from his turn Tuesday night against the Phillies, but he says the blister has already healed. "It’s feeling good. I think I could throw today," Ross told MASN on Tuesday. "They decided to skip me and give me some more rest. I don’t think they want me to re-aggravate my finger or anything like that."
Source: MASN
Apr 26 - 6:56 PM

Joe Ross (blister) will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Phillies.

Ross exited an outing last Wednesday with a blister on his right middle finger, and it's apparently not healed yet. He'll have his turn skipped but will avoid the disabled list for now. Max Scherzer will move up to start on regular rest Tuesday.
Apr 24 - 1:32 PM

Joe Ross was lifted from Wednesday's start against the Marlins due to a blister.

Ross managed two scoreless innings before a blister on his right middle finger brought an early end to his night. During his abbreviated time on the mound, he allowed one hit, walked one and hit a batter. He exited stage left after throwing 33 pitches. Ross' next start was scheduled to come against the Phillies. It remains to be seen if he will be able to make that one.
Source: MASN Sports
Apr 20 - 9:00 PM

Joe Ross fired 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 9-1 win over the Phillies on Friday night.

The Nationals are now off to their best start in franchise history at 8-1. Ross was brilliant, allowing just three hits while walking two and striking out five. He has now allowed just one run in 14 2/3 innings to begin the year. The 22-year-old right-hander was very impressive as a rookie and possesses breakout potential this season.
Apr 15 - 10:51 PM

Joe Ross was on his game in helping dispatch the Marlins 4-2 on Sunday, yielding one run on five hits over seven innings.

It was a nice, clean showing for Ross, who walked two and struck out five on the afternoon. The only run to score against him came in the very first inning, when Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single to score Dee Gordon. The Marlins wouldn't score again until Christian Yelich hit a solo homer in the ninth inning. Last season (his first in the bigs), the 22-year-old Ross held a 3.64 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/21 K/BB ratio across 76 2/3 innings. On the fantasy front, he makes for a decent low-end rotational option in mixed league formats.
Apr 10 - 4:47 PM

Saturday's game between the Nationals and Marlins was postponed due to inclement weather.

Saturday's scheduled starter Joe Ross will be pushed back until Sunday for the Nationals. No makeup date has been announced.
Apr 9 - 12:33 PM

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2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
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3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
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RF1Bryce Harper
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Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
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Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
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