Ricky Romero has done little to help his cause during an absolutely miserable July.
Then again, neither have his teammates.
The left-hander tries to avoid losing a career-worst seventh consecutive start Monday when the Toronto Blue Jays begin a 10-game road swing with the first of three contests against the Seattle Mariners.
To say Romero (8-7, 5.75 ERA) is struggling is an understatement. He has a 10.48 ERA during his losing streak, giving up 34 runs and 44 hits while walking 22 in 28 1-3 innings. He may have bottomed out Wednesday in a 16-0 loss to Oakland, leaving after allowing eight runs and walking six while recording just four outs.
"It's kind of tough to look my teammates in the eye right now,'' Romero said. "Tonight was just pathetic on my side, a horrible performance.''
Though he put his team in a hole in his last start, Romero has not seen a run of support dating back to a July 2 loss to Kansas City. Romero has had two quality starts during his winless run, but manag...