When Jason Kubel was scratched from the lineup with a stiff back on Sunday at Chase Field Kirk Gibson replaced him in the outfield with A.J. Pollock. This prompted Cody Ross to head into his manager’s office with a question: Am I a platoon player?
Gibson told him he wasn’t. He told him to hang in there. And he told him the time would soon come when he would begin to play more consistently.
It feels like that time is here. Starting for the third consecutive night Ross had a monster game against his most recent former team collecting four hits including a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning in a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park.
In those three games Ross is 8 for 14. His batting average which has hovered in the .250s for much of the summer is up to .280. His slugging is north of .400 for the first time since April. He is beginning to produce as the Diamondbacks envisioned when they signed him to a three-year $26 million deal in December.
And so fo...