Ross unhappy with performance since DL return

Ross unhappy with performance since DL return

ARLINGTON -- Rangers left-handed reliever Robbie Ross entered Friday's game against the Angels with his team trailing, 4-1. Ross ended up allowing three runs in the seventh and the Rangers ended up losing, 7-4.

"It's just disappointing, obviously," Ross said. "I'm sitting there thinking if I didn't give up those runs, the game would be tied. It's tough when you expect more. You want to keep your team in the game."

Ross has made four appearances since coming off the disabled list on Sept. 15 with a strained left forearm. He has pitched 3 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on five hits and a walk.

"It could be I'm too fine on pitches and missing spots in critical moments," Ross said. "I'm trying to remember what I was doing and try to put it back together, but it's going slow."

Ross has given up four hits in his last eight at-bats to right-handed hitters and manager Ron Washington said he needs to do a better job of throwing his cut fastball inside on them.