Sorry for the mailed-in post, but I couldn’t wait until the Game Threat to share this bit of shitty Photoshop handiwork.
The Jays’ Opening Day starter will try once again to right the ship in the Bronx tonight, having failed in his last attempt– a rain-shortened 6-0 loss in the game that saw Brett Lawrie try to exit this mortal coil by way of a camera bay. Romero pitched six innings that day, giving up all six of the Yankees runs, all earned, on 12 hits, one of which was a home run, while walking two and striking out two as well. Pretty typical of his season, sadly.
Today over at Mop Up Duty, Matthias dives into the fancy ESPN Stats and Info data to try and sort out what the hell is going wrong. Back at the end of July, Parkes took us through a similar exercise at Getting Blanked, which, also sadly, is still relevant.
Plus, fresh off the digital presses today, our friend Grant Brisbee of Baseball Nation looks deeply into Ricky’s lost season as well, finding about the same number of obvious answers for the bout of Romer-woe as everybody else (y’know, excluding all the people who like to suggest it’s the breakup with Miss USA that’s played with Ricky’s mind).