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Ricky Romero has struggled since 2012 when he went 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
On Thursday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero down to Triple-A Buffalo in a move that wasn’t surprising to anyone.
A day after allowing three earned runs in only 1/3rd of an inning against Tampa Bay, it was clear that Romero clearly isn’t pitching at a big league level at the present moment.
“He’s kind of struggling a little” said Bisons pitching coach Bob Stanley.
A former All-Star in 2011, the southpaw has shown in the past that he can compete and do very well at baseball’s highest level but something has disappeared.
“A lot of times it’s a lot of mental [things] you know and confidence” said Stanley “he needs to get his confidence back.”
Whether it’s his confidence, mechanics, or ability, Romero clearly isn’t half of what he used to be.
“You can only try so much” said Stanley “maybe I can say something that makes it click.”
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The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero to their triple A affiliate Buffalo Bisons, after the shortest start of his career. In his second start of the season, Romero was unable to make it out of the 1st inning against the Tampa Bay Rays only retiring on Rays batter. Romero surrendered 3 runs and had the bases juiced when Jays manager John Gibbons gave Romero...
For the baseball fans in Tampa Bay who were expecting to see their beloved Rays battling it out with the powers of the American League East on a regular basis, this weeks series with the last place Toronto Blue Jays (13-22) must be at least somewhat frustrating. After losing the first two games of the four-game series
Romero didn’t look like a pitcher that deserved to be in the big leagues Saturday, allowing 6 runs in 3.2 innings in his Bisons debut.
After getting sent down to Buffalo on Thursday, Blue Jays officials had to believe spending some time in Triple-A would help Ricky Romero gain his confidence back.
But if Romero’s Bisons debut is a sign of things to come, Toronto’s management...
Nothing to see here — just another athlete who made himself look foolish on the Internet.
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie owns a .179 batting average and enters Friday’s game in the midst of a 2-for-25 slump. Needless to say, he’s an easy target for all baseball fans — especially those with a computer — either amused by or disgruntled about the Blue Jays’ atrocious...
The Toronto Blue Jays have been very busy Thursday. They have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Ramon Ortiz and right-handed pitcher Mickey Storey from their Triple-A minor league affiliate. To make room for the pair of pitchers they designated reliever Edgar Gonzalez for assignment and optioned left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero to Buffalo as well. Both newcomers will...
Anthony Gose, 23, a prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, stole home on Monday night, a nearly unheard of occurrence in this modern era of baseball.
Gose, a center fielder for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays, stole home plate during Monday night’s game against the Norfolk Tides, a farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, after he caught pitcher...
Adjustments to the Blue Jays’ rotation are imminent.
The Jays are in crisis mode following the frightening injury to left-hander J.A. Happ and poor performance of lefty Ricky Romero the past two nights.
Those two starters lasted a combined 1 2/3 innings, making it critical that right-hander R.A. Dickey pitch deep into Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Jon Lester pitched a one-hitter Friday night, allowing only Maicer Izturis' two-out double in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Just nine days shy of the fifth anniversary of his no-hitter, the left-hander retired the first 17 batters before Izturis lined a clean double several feet over the outstretched...
Clay Buchholz will be taking the mound against the Blue Jays for the first time since Toronto analysts Dick Hayhurst and Jack Morris accused the Red Sox starter of cheating.
Buchholz enters the game with a 1.60 ERA and 1.026 WHIP. He has yet to lose in 2013.
Buchholz struggled in his last start compared to the righty’s start to the season. He allowed four runs in six innings,...
“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on Mother’s Day, May 12, with an AL East match-up featuring David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox hosting Edwin Encarnacion and the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:30 p.m. ET. Boston’s Ryan Dempster is scheduled to take the mound against Toronto’s probable starting pitcher Brandon Morrow. In the TBS broadcast booth, Brian Anderson will call the action...
Jim MonaghanContributing writerThe Red Sox 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Friday night can be summed up in four words - Jon Lester was JON LESTER.Lester (pictured) was perfect through 5.2 innings not allowing a single baserunner until Maicer Izturis doubled with two outs in the sixth. That would prove to be the only Toronto base runner the entire night. Lester...
Jon Lester gave up a double in sixth inning to Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Macier Izturis and would go on to finish a one hit complete game shutout over the Blue Jays 5-0.
Lester struck out five and walked none throwing 118 pitches, lowering his ERA to 2.73 along the way. Will Middlebrooks, Dustin Pedroia, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Danel Nava provided all the offense Lester...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 10 @ 7:10 PM
Ramon Ortiz, RHP (0-0, 5.40) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-0, 3.30)
TV: NESNplus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 11 @ 1:35 PM
Mark Buehrle, LHP (1-2, 7.02) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
There was a eerie silence hovering over Tropicana Field in Florida earlier this week as J.A. Happ, starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, laid motionless on the ground. Just moments before, Happ was hit on the left side of his head by a line drive. After medical staff got him on the stretcher, Happ waved to the crowd as he was wheeled off the field to let them know that...