Ross made his remark after the Pirates’ 8-6 win over the Cubs on Thursday at Wrigley Subject, their second straight victory over Chicago.
“That is not a very good crew that simply took two out of three from us — or not our caliber crew, I consider,” Ross advised reporters.
Shelton laughed when a reporter puzzled earlier than Pittsburgh’s recreation at Cincinnati on Friday if the Pirates supervisor had seen the remark.
“I noticed them,” he stated. “It is unlucky that he selected to make them about our crew as an alternative of his crew. Over the past 60 video games, we have performed very well. I might moderately concentrate on our membership and the truth that we’re enjoying good baseball proper now.
“I do know they received the season sequence towards us, however I am comfortable we completed robust towards them. I am extra targeted on the truth that we battled again towards them after dropping the primary recreation to win the final two at their ballpark.”
Pittsburgh went into Friday’s recreation 72-81 general and fourth within the Nationwide League Central. The Pirates have been 11-8 in September and 31-29 over their final 60 video games.
The Cubs are 80-74 general and clinging to the third and remaining wild-card slot. Their 6-0 win over Colorado on Friday left them 3-7 of their final 10 video games.