Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Ross allowed one hit and struck out one while pitching two-thirds of an inning to earn the win in Sunday's 11-8 victory over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Ross, who was one of many Boston relievers to shut down the Blue Jays over the final five innings, came on in the fifth with a runner on and retired the next two batters to get out of the inning. The left-hander continues to be a trusted member of the pen, having limited opponents to a 1.42 ERA and .184 batting average in the last 23 appearances. He'll get high-leverage work wherever it pops up in a game, including the eighth inning if need be.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
1 month ago

Ross will be the first choice for a left-hander in the late innings, replacing Fernando Abad, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's no surprise here. Abad has been awful since joining the Red Sox. Ross had been pitching middle relief and facing multiple batters, situations in which he had more opportunity to pile up strikeouts, but now will move to a more specialized role, facing fewer batters. On the flip side, it also means if a lefty is needed to close out a game in a save situation, it would be Ross.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
2 months ago

Ross was the pitcher of record in Tuesday night's 9-8 loss to the Tigers. He allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one in a two-inning, 40-pitch relief outing.

EDGE Analysis

Ross initially performed well when called on in the fifth inning to replace struggling starter Steven Wright, but began to weaken as his pitch count rose, and Boston manager John Farrell tried to squeeze out one more batter. After retiring the first two batters in the seventh, Ross loaded the bases on a hit batsman, a single and a walk, and then walked in the winning run.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
2 months ago

Ross may see situational save chances against left-handed hitters in the absence of Craig Kimbrel and Koji Uehara, Mike Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Along with Tom Layne, Red Sox manager John Farrell expects to use Ross is spots when primary closer Brad Ziegler is needed earlier in the game (or if he's otherwise unavailable on a particular day). In the best-case scenario, Ross may only see a handful of opportunities working as part of Boston's new ninth-inning arrangement.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
2 months ago

Ross has put together four consecutive scoreless outings, striking out five with one walk and three hits over five innings.

EDGE Analysis

Ross has been mostly good for Boston out of the pen with the one glaring blemish being when he allowed six runs during a 21-2 loss to the Angels two weeks ago.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
4 months ago

Ross (0-1) allowed two runs on one hit and a walk during two-thirds of an inning against Baltimore on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Ross failed to record a strikeout for the first in his last 12 outings, and he couldn't locate his pitches properly. The 26-year-old lefty has had a solid season, but his last appearance increased his ERA to 3.15 in 20 innings.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
4 months ago

Ross threw a scorless inning, allowing one hit while striking out two against Cleveland on May 20.

EDGE Analysis

Ross has now recorded at least one strikeout in his last nine outings which amounts to 18 over 11.1 innings. He's striking out batters at a career-high clip this season as his K/9 is nearly three strikeouts higher than any of his previous campaigns. While it's unlikely he's going to assume closing duties in Boston anytime soon due to the presence of Craig Kimbrel, the 26-year-old has cemented his role as a reliable reliever in Boston's bullpen.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
5 months ago

Ross gave up one earned run off two hits and one walk while striking out one in Friday's game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Ross has appeared in six games this season, recording a 3.86 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP through 9.1 innings of work. He has done well to limit free passes for opposing batters, and can establish himself in the Red Sox bullpen if he can also limit the amount of hits that he gives up. After being sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket after 13 games in 2015, Ross answered the wake-up call and bounced back with a 3.31 ERA over Boston's last 41 games. The southpaw will need to improve upon earning clean innings out of the bullpen to become a mainstay with the team.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
5 months ago

Ross entered Friday's 6-2 win over Houston in the ninth inning with a five-run lead but managed just two outs and was pulled after allowing a run with two runners on base.

EDGE Analysis

Boston manager John Farrell was forced to bring in Craig Kimbrel to close out the Astros. Ross has been used in a variety of roles since joining the Red Sox in 2015, but has been mostly a middle-relief guy that will often throw multiple innings in 2016. He's allowed 10 hits, two walks and four runs in 9.1 innings (3.86 ERA) while striking out eight.

Robbie Ross Jr.
RP BOS
6 months ago

Ross pitched two scoreless innings Monday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out four against the Cardinals. The left-hander has struck out 10 batters in seven spring innings, but has also walked six.

EDGE Analysis

Ross, who ended last season as Boston's closer, is unlikely to get many save opportunities in 2016 as Boston addressed that position in the offseason when it acquired Craig Kimbrel. The Kentucky-native is expected to earn a roster spot when Boston heads north for the regular season, pitching in a middle-relief role.