Romero didn’t even make it out of the first inning, only recording one out in the first while giving up three runs on three hits with two walks on 29 pitches. He was the first Jays starter to only pitch 0.1 innings since Esteban Loaiza on July 2, 2001.
Less than 24 hours after his worst start in the majors, the Blue Jays decided to send him back to Triple-A Buffalo. He went 0-2 with a 12.46 ERA and 2.77 WHIP in two starts with the Jays this year. Romero was pitching with the Dunedin Blue Jays when Josh Johnson was injured, and the Jays were forced to call him up after one start in the minors.
Taking Romero’s and J.A. Happ‘s spot will be right handed pitchers Ramon Ortiz and Mickey Storey.
It’s not a good time for the Jays to have pitching injuries, as they’ve already thrown more pitches than any team in baseball (5,283). That’s 1,000 more than the second-place Kansas City Royals.
After Romero’s two starts in the majors, it looks as though it will be a long time before he gets a chance to pitch for the Jays again. It seems he doesn’t have the confidence or the stuff that made him an All-Star a few years back. Hopefully, he’ll have a great season with Buffalo and we’ll see him back with the Blue Jays sometime in the near future.
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