Posted April 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Tampa Bay certainly saw enough of Ricky Romero last season. Familiarity, however, didn't breed much success for the Rays when facing the Toronto Blue Jays' left-hander. Romero is scheduled to make his sixth start in the past year against Tampa Bay when these AL East rivals open a three-game series at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night. Romero faced the Rays a total of five times in 2009 and 2010, going 2-2 with a 4.45 ERA. He made that many starts alone against them last season and posted a 2.02 ERA, winning three times as the Blue Jays recorded just six victories in 18 meetings. Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist, Desmond Jennings, Evan Longoria, Sean Rodriguez and Matt Joyce hit .088 (5 for 57) with 14 strikeouts versus Romero in 2011. Newcomers Carlos Pena and Luke Scott are a combined 2 for 22 with eight strikeouts when stepping into the batter's box against him. The Rays (5-5) may continue to struggle Tuesday considering the way Romero has pitched to begin this season. He's gone 1-0 with ...
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