Robbie Ross was almost unhittable on Saturday night in Round Rock, where I happened to be to see it all first hand. Robbie Ross went the distance, pitching the Express to a 5-2 victory. In that effort, Robbie Ross gave up just 5 hits while striking out 5 and not walking any. He looked extremely on his game and very hard to hit.
Robbie Ross has now had three straight quality starts for the Express, something that no Texas Rangers pitcher has done in quite some time. So do the Texas Rangers dare bring Robbie Ross back up as a starter? Should they transfer a guy that has had three straight quality starts (including a complete game) back to the bull pen? Should they leave him in Round Rock?
Robbie Ross looked more that ready to start for the Texas Rangers to me, but I am not sure that Rangers fans are ready to see Robbie Ross get another shot at the rotation. Ross was great out of the pen for almost two season before being made a starter, and I am not sure if that will mess with his head again. Right now he looks excellent as a starter, and that is all I can tell you.
The quality at AAA ball, while not the same as major league batters, is very close. I think Robbie Ross should get one more shot at the rotation. Hearing about it is one thing, but being there in person to watch Robbie dominate the Memphis Redbirds showed me the confidence that he is pitching with right now. I may be totally wrong, but I think it is time to bring back Robbie Ross, the starter. What do you think?