Found June 20, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
Romero threw seven innings of five hit ball while giving up just 1 un-earned run in his best start as a Bison (photo The Buffalo News) Buffalo, NY - Ricky Romero didn’t have his best stuff, but he did have his best outing yet as a member of the Buffalo Bisons throwing seven strong innings while being very effective in the process. Romero threw just 89 pitches in seven innings of work and had just one inning where he threw more than 14 pitches. He allowed one run which was un-earned and struck out six while giving up just five hits as he picked up another no-decision as the Bisons blew a four-run lead late in the game to lose 5-4. “Ricky was outstanding,” said his manager Marty Brown.  ”We’re seeing him pitch today with not his best stuff and that tells you right there he’s making huge strides in getting it back to where it needs to be.  He had to figure out a different game plan after going in after the first inning and he did it so I was very pleased with what I saw in Ricky.” “Confidence and throwing strikes,” said Romero on his effectiveness throughout the seven innings.  ”I think that’s the biggest thing and just staying in the moment and not trying to jump ahead and start thinking what’s going to happen next.  Right now it’s just this pitch and going at the hitter.” Romero still holds a 0-1 record as a member of the Bisons but has gotten better in each start he has made.  He has lowered his ERA from over 12, to 6.69 after this outing as well. Romero’s inning-by-inning tracking 1st: 3 batters faced – 0H – 0BB – 1K – 9P (6s-3b) – 0R – 0ER 2nd: 5 batters faced – 1H – 1BB – 1K – 13P (8s-5b) – 0R – 0ER 3rd: 3 batters faced – 0H – 1BB – 1K – 11P (8s-3b) – 0R – 0ER 4th: 5 batters faced – 1H – 1BB – 2K – 26P (15s-11b) – 0R – 0ER 5th: 5 batters faced – 1H – 1BB – 0K – 14P (5s-9b) – 1R – 0ER 6th: 4 batters faced – 1H – 0BB – 1K – 8P (6s-2b) – 0R – 0ER 7th: 3 batters faced – 1H – 0BB – 0K – 6P (5s-1b) – 0R – 0ER   Feature photo courtesy of the Buffalo Bisons The post Ricky Romero Tracker: Quality Start Leads to ND appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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