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Ricky Romero is 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA in his last 13 starts

Sep 3, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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Ricky Romero finally created some reason for optimism on August 28 when he tossed seven innings of two-run ball against the Yankees, striking out six and walking two in what was arguably his best start since April.

And then yesterday he threw away whatever progress he’d made and then some by failing to make it out of the second inning against the Rays while coughing up seven runs.

The loss left Romero with a 5.85 ERA in 28 starts, which includes nearly as many walks (90) as strikeouts (110) in 163 innings and is a far cry from the often-dominant lefty who posted a 2.92 ERA last season.

In his last 13 outings Romero is 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA and yesterday the home crowd in Toronto booed him off the field, yet manager John Farrell continues to insist that the Blue Jays have no plans to shut him down.

After the game, Romero told reporters: “Going through something like this I’d never wish upon anyone.”

  1. willclarkgameface - Sep 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    John Farrell CAN’T shut him down. Who is going to pitch for the Jays, JOHN FARRELL?

    I hate that this team lost their starting pitching because it would have been phenomenal to see 4 out of the 5 teams in that division scratching for the top. It also would have been fun to see the Red Sox fall to last place in July.

  2. hittfamily - Sep 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    He hasn’t been all that bad. At least he is better than Jeremy Hellickson, according to fangraphs.

    Romero: 28 starts, 163 IP, 5.85 ERA, 8-13 record , .5 fWAR
    Hellickson: 25 starts, 141.1 IP, 3.41 ERA, 8-10 record, .2 fWAR

    Romero has been worth more than twice as good as Hellickson according to fangraphs, so the Jays should be very satisfied with Romero’s production, but only if they take fangraphs seriously.

    • hittfamily - Sep 3, 2012 at 10:56 PM

      Fangraphs is how we judge performances right?

      2 up, 8 down. Either people disagree with Fangraphs’ formula, or my bad english. “More than two and a half times” , became “twice as good”, but I didn’t change what I had previously written, so my post became what you would usually read on an Alabama Football website.

      Also, I am a Rays fan. Hell Boy Gets SCREWED by Fangraphs. It is about time to rewrite that formula. Last years ROY is not the 4th worst pitcher in baseball.

  3. proudlycanadian - Sep 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I did not watch the beginning of the game, but I understand that he was also very unlucky. For example, Sierra lost a pop fly in the sun. I understand that there were also some poorly hit balls that landed where nobody was positioned. No question, he was up in the zone on too many pitches, but luck did play a role.

    The 2 runs scored by the Jays on Price in the game were flukes. A pop foul by Encarnacion to Pena became a SF because the base runner on third tagged and scored. There was also an infield hit that bounced high off the plate. The runner on first made it to third on the play. It was that kind of day.

    • cur68 - Sep 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      He was batted-balls-in-played to death, PC. Everything either fell out of the sun or found a hole. Just incredibly unlucky.

      • mazblast - Sep 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

        When you have an ERA of 5.85 for the year and 7.98 over your last 13 starts, with a K/BB mark of 110/90, you’re not just unlucky. You stink, at least for this year.

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