Ricky Romero had not won a game since June. Finally last night, he and the Toronto Blue Jays team worked together to end his long losing streak.
The game was close until the seventh-inning when J.P Arencibia hit a grand slam, and the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-5 Monday night.
The Jays won the second game of a double header, the Orioles won the opener 4-1.
Ricky Romero allowed four runs, eight hits, four walks and one home run in 5+ innings. Although it still wasn’t his greatest performance, the Jays bullpen enabled him to put a halt to his 13-game losing streak since June 22.
“Good for him and good for us,” manager John Farrell said. “We needed a win, and it’s been a long time since Ricky’s had a W.”
“I am glad it’s out of the way and we can get ready for the next start,” Romero said. “It wasn’t so much the wins and losses, but the way I pitched all year — which hasn’t been good. I’ve never backed down and I have taken the hits. When I sit back and think about all that has happened, I think I will be stronger for it.”
Let’s hope Romero get’s back the taste for winning, check out this clip when Romero struck out seven batters!
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