Jays' Ricky Romero can't last an inning

Pitcher Ricky Romero. (STEVE NESIUS/Reuters files)

Pitcher Ricky Romero. (STEVE NESIUS/Reuters files)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:45 AM ET

TORONTO - Former Blue Jays No. 1 starter Ricky Romero hit rock bottom Monday in his start for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons against the Durham Bulls.

Romero, the former "ace" of the Jays staff, lasted just two-thirds of an inning. He allowed eight earned runs on five hits, including one home run. He faced 10 batters, threw 32 pitches, just 13 of which were strikes. He issued three walks, didn't strike out a batter, and had just one swing-and-miss.

The final three batters Romero faced saw 12 balls -- including nine in a row -- and just one strike.

Where Romero goes from here is anybody's guess but it's hard to imagine he can sink lower than where he finds himself right now.


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