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Detroit Tigers: Ross looking to rebound in Minnesota

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Tyson Ross #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 24, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Tyson Ross #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 24, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers head to the Twin Cities Friday night to kick off a four-game weekend series against current AL Central division leaders the Minnesota Twins.

Righty pitcher Tyson Ross is set to take the mound for the Detroit Tigers in Friday night’s series opener at Target Field. Ross was originally scheduled to start on Thursday against the Angels, but the Tigers decided to push back his start and called up Ryan Carpenter from Toledo to take the mound instead, and I think we all know how that turned out.

Maybe pushing Ross back an extra day was the right move by manager Ron Gardenhire. There’s no way of knowing, but if Ross had the same type of outing on Thursday against the Angels that Carpenter did, then it could have been devastating a pitcher already in desperate need of a rebound performance.

The past few starts have been far from ideal for Tyson Ross. Ross was the starter in last Saturday’s 15-3 blowout loss to Kansas City. That game is one the whole team would like to forget, and Ross especially as he surrendered five earned runs on seven hits in just 1.1 IP.

In his start before that, Ross allowed four runs on seven hits to the Boston Red Sox in an 11-4 loss on April 24th. Seeing that his previous two starts ended with the Tigers suffering blowout losses, Tyson Ross must stay mentally strong if he wants to avoid the same thing happening against the current division leaders in Minnesota.

Friday night will not be the first time that Ross will have to face the Twins at Target Field this season. On April 13th, Ross started on the mound for Detroit in the Twin Cities and allowed all four runs in a 4-3 Tigers loss.

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The Detroit Tigers as a whole are looking to move on from the team’s abysmal performance on Thursday afternoon, and Tyson Ross is in desperate need of a solid rebound start. His last trip to the Twin Cities was not his most fortunate, but hopefully, Ross is able to help turn things around for the team by regaining his confidence on the mound.

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