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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 might be gravely mistaken.
The 28-year old southpaw struggled mightily in his first start for Buffalo, lasting only 3.2 innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits and five walks.
Romero threw 76 pitches, only 41 of which were strikes.
The former All-Star has struggled with his control all year, walking 10 batters in his last eight innings pitched spanning his last two starts in Toronto and debut with the Bisons on Saturday.
Adding in his totals from tonight, Romero has now allowed 13 runs in 15 total innings pitched spanning all levels of baseball in 2013.
It’s clear that something is off with Romero as it didn’t seem to make a difference that he was going up against minor leaguers on Saturday.
He still went through the same struggles that he’s faced in Toronto and allowed more runners on base than batters he got out.
One positive if you can take it as a positive is that all 10 hits allowed by Romero were singles, meaning that he wasn’t getting lit up for extra-base hits and home runs.
Despite Romero’s awful start, the Bisons still managed to come out with a victory Saturday evening, taking down Louisville 10-7.
Jim Negrych extended his hitting streak to 10-games, going 2-4 from the plate to raise his average to .433.
Buffalo hit five home runs on the night, highlighted by a three-run bomb by Andy LaRoche in the fifth inning to put the Bisons up 8-6.
Luis Jimenez’s eighth homer of the year in the first gave Buffalo an early 2-0 lead as he knocked in his 33rd and 34th RBI’s of the season.
The Bisons improve to 22-12 and return to action tomorrow for game three of their series with Louisville at 2:05
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