The Stat Line Of The Night — 6/24/11 — Ricky Romero
In his last outing Ricky Romero pitched seven solid innings against the Atlanta Braves, allowing only six hits and two runs against. However, he would still suffer the loss and he voiced his displeasure regarding the lack of run support following the game. He was back on the mound yesterday afternoon, and this time around he didn’t need any run support from his teammates to get his team the win.
Romero was doing it all against the St. Louis Cardinals, as he pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing only four hits and two walks against while striking out five. He also recorded a hit and two RBIs in four at bats on the day, which was all the run support he would require. The rest of the Jays did provide some additional offense, however, as they would go on to record the 5-0 victory and complete the sweep of the Cardinals.
With the win, the Jays have now climbed back to the .500 mark. Romero also gets back to .500, but with an ERA of 2.74, he should probably be boasting a better record than 7-7. He has pitched at least seven innings in each of his last nine starts and has given up only two earned runs or less in seven of those games, but he has only managed a 5-3 record with one no-decision over that span. Yesterday he made sure both he and his team got the victory, and as a result he earns our ‘Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, June 26, 2011.