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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Has Tyson Ross turned into a pumpkin?

Before making 2 starts: 19.1 IP, 19 H, 7 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 14 K
After: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 1 K

Now, correlation isn't causation, and I can't tell you about how his arm feels, etc., but there is a pretty clear effectiveness divide since his two spot starts.  I took a cursory look at his pitch-FX data, but there's just not enough of a sample size during his struggles to see any pattern in the noise.  Clearly, he should not be used in high-leverage situations until he re-discovers his old form, and if he continues the way he has the past two weeks, a trip to the DL or back to Sacramento may be upcoming.

The A's bullpen as a whole has gone through a recent rough patch, and getting Ross back to his original form as a valuable long-man/middle innings guy will go a long way in solving the problem.

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