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Jays' Romero pitches within six outs of no-hitter

Apr 13, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

romero throwing.JPGToronto left-hander Ricky Romero put on a show this evening at the Rogers Centre, tossing seven innings of no-hit baseball before grazing White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski with an inside pitch and allowing a two-run homer to Alex Rios in the top of the eighth inning.  In all, Chicago managed just one hit on Romero over eight superb innings.

The 25-year-old southpaw also pitched well in his 2010 debut last week against the Rangers and owns a 1.80 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 15 innings (two starts) this season.  A former first-round pick, Romero has all the talent in the world and a strong arsenal of pitches.  Finally, he’s starting to put it all together.

The Blue Jays are off to a 6-2 start and currently sit atop the American League East standings.

  1. Matt S. - Apr 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    By “plunking,” you mean not hitting at all, right?
    AJ is such a heel sometimes. All right, most of the time.

  2. Drew Silva - Apr 13, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Actually looks like the pitch might not have hit A.J. at all. Thus, language fixed.

  3. Michael Clair - Apr 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Pretty disappointed he didn’t throw the no-hitter though as it would have been the first one that I ever saw all the way through. Still, Romero was dealing. Beautiful game.

  4. Utley's hair - Apr 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    All right, lay off Pierzynski already. He was only playing along with the “no-hit” theme—Romero hadn’t given up any hits and Pierzynski wasn’t hit.

  5. jwb - Apr 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    A grammatical question for Torontonians: Is it “the Rogers Centre” or just “Rogers Centre”? Is “Torontonians” the right word to use to identify the denizens of Toronto?
    “insure rob” Actually, “insure burn” is a more popular practice around here.

  6. Curious George - Apr 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    A grammatical question for Torontonians: Is it “the Rogers Centre” or just “Rogers Centre”?

    No “the”, which certainly makes it sound pretentious.

    And yes, Torontonians.

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