Austin Ross didn’t leave the Mississippi Braves lineup looking silly last Monday night in the final start at home of the regular season.
He failed to record a strikeout in his 5 and 2/3 innings of work, but on the flip side, he only gave up two runs on seven hits and earned his first win since coming off the disabled list in early August.
But forget what the box score shows in Pensacola’s 3-2 win over the M-Braves and concentrate more on what can’t be measured in numbers — that, of course, being the way Ross feels after his latest outing.
His performance against the M-Braves marked the longest in his five starts since overcoming tightness in his throwing shoulder, an injury that sent him to the DL in early July. His previous four starts lasted a combined 14 2/3 innings.
“It was the first time I had a pretty normal pitch count, and it felt good knowing I could go deep into the game,” Ross said. “The rust was to be expected being off for nearly a month, but it’s all coming together, which is nice, especially at this time of the year.
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