Padres pitcher Tyson Ross wins game, flies to DC to see his brother make MLB debut
You know how big brothers are always teasing their younger siblings, calling them names, winning baseball games, then taking red-eye flights out to Washington D.C. to see them make their MLB debuts…
Fine, that last thing may not be common to everyone's fraternal relationships, but it's what happened on Saturday afternoon. After getting the win in Friday afternoon's game against the Reds, Padres pitcher Tyson Ross hopped on a plane and made it to DC in time to catch his little brother Joe make his first ever start for the Nationals:
In his MLB debut, the youngest Ross pitched five innings, gave up six hits, and struck out four.
"It was pretty special," Tyson said. "It's been a long time since I've seen him pitch an actual game. The last time I saw him pitch was 2011. Gio [Gonzalez] and I were playing in Oakland together. We went on an off-day and caught one of his high school games. It's been a long time. It was pretty cool to see him on this Major League stage. It's good."