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Ricky Romero scratched Thursday due to mild oblique strain

May 4, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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Gregor Chisholm of passes along word that left-hander Ricky Romero has been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Rays due to a “mild left oblique strain.”

Not to worry, though. Romero will simply rest up for a couple of days and then take the mound Saturday against the Tigers. Kyle Drabek will start in his place Thursday and Jesse Litsch will go Friday.

Romero has posted a cool 3.00 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across six starts this season with 41 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 39 innings. The talented 26-year-old has been backed by just eight total runs in his last five starts, which might help explain his underwhelming 2-3 win-loss record.

Romero finished with a quality 3.73 ERA and 7.5 K/9 over a career-high 210 innings in 2010 for the Jays.

  1. cur68 - May 4, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    The New Black strikes my boys now? Have you no mercy New Black? The Beavemen’s best hitter is down with a stiff neck, their 2nd baseman is nursing a hammy and now the New Black has to hit our best pitcher.

    Know how this happened? Check out Mark Texeria’s comebacker to the mound on the 29th of April. It was a laser beam drive which, if Ricky hand’nt thrown up the glove an caught it, would have taken his head clean off. He strained his left side torquing around to avoid the ball.

    I hate you New Black.

    • cur68 - May 4, 2011 at 8:56 PM

      Unbelievable. Cowboy Joe West asked for help from the home plate ump (Fat Boy called Sam Fuld safe on a sweep tag by Lind at first). He asked for help and REVERSED THE CALL! Know what’s even sweeter? He had it right the first time! Fuld WAS safe and West now looks like an even bigger douche. He reversed his correct call! I almost feel sorry for the dumbass.

      Natch, Maddon argues the reversal and natch, Cowboy Joe throws him out. Holleeee mollleee!

      Both managers have now been thrown out of the game.

      • cur68 - May 4, 2011 at 9:38 PM

        BJ Upton lost it on the home plate ump. He went bat sh!t crazy and once again the Rays have a beef. The 2 called strikes that set BJ off were balls 2 & 3 as opposed to strikes 2 & 3. Upton strike out 4 times tonight and is thrown out of the game. I do believe he’ll be fined and/or suspended for this little song and dance. Upton even threw his protective gear at Cowboy Joe West (1st base ump). This really gives my boys a chance tomorrow; likely no B.J. Upton.

      • cur68 - May 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM

        That was close. Jays win. Frank Francisco made it interesting walking a couple, John McDonald threw up an error to allow a run to score but they won it 3 – 2. Adam Lind went 4 – 4 with a homer. He is the Baby Faced Assassin. Seriously, he looks like Denis the Menace. Apparently Damon was (here I quote Greg Zaun) “rubbing up against Lind”. Apparently to get some of that sweet Lind mojo. I don’t know about anyone else but I wouldn’t want Damon rubbing up against me. A fella could catch something embarrassing.

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