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Carlos Santana takes a first-pitch fastball on the outside corner for strike one before taking a low-and-away breaking ball to even up the count. A low and inside fastball is called a ball before Santana fouls the 2-1 offering off his foot to even up the count.
Romero's breaking ball misses low and outside to get to a 3-2 count. Santana would foul off the first 3-2 pitch before drawing a lead-off walk.
Romero quickly fell behind Travis Hafner 2-0 after missing outside and low with his first two pitches. J.P. Arenciba comes to the mound to calm Romero down, and on the next pitch Hafner fouls the ball to left field.
Hafner would also foul off the next pitch, this time into the bleachers behind home plate. Romero would get Hafner to chase a breaking ball down and away for his second strike out of the game.
Romero falls behind Shelley Duncan and then throws over to first to keep Santana honest. He then gets Duncan to swing through a 1-0 breaking ball to even the count before falling behind again with a fastball that missed inside. Duncan hits a 2-1 line drive down the left field line for a double.
With runners at second and third and one out, Romero jumped ahead of Kotchman with a first pitch fastball and then got him to chase a curveball. Arencibia did an excellent job of blocking a curveball in the dirt, but Kotchman would then hit a grounder to Lind for the second out of the inning, driving in the first run of the game.
Romero would continue his struggles, falling behind Jason Kipnis 2-0 before getting in two consecutive fastballs to even up the count at two.
The next pitch is a curveball in the dirt that Arencibia did a nice job of blocking to run the count full. Kipnis fights off a breaking ball and then a fastball to stay alive before taking a breaking ball in the dirt to draw the two-out walk.
Romero's control continued to be an issue as he missed on two straight high fastballs to fall behind Jack Hannahan. A meeting at the mound occurs and Romero gets two consecutive foul balls to even up the count. Romero hanged a 2-2 breaking ball that Hannahan drives over the right field wall for a three run home run.
Romero would once again fall behind 3-1 to Brampton. Brampton would take the 3-1 offering and drive it over Thames' head in left field. A poor read from Thames, who broke in two-and-a-half steps before retreating. A ball that really should've been caught.
Romero jumped ahead 1-2 against Cabrera after drawing two swinging strikes. A cutter missed inside to even the count at 2-2 as Luis Perez is warming up in Toronto's bullpen.
Romero gets Cabrera to hit a grounder to Lawrie at third, who then had a low throw to first, but Lind was able to pick it out of the dirt to end the disastrous inning for the Blue Jays' ace.
Score after second inning: 4-0 Indians.