Dan VerhaegheCorrespondent IJune 27, 2009
Usually, "Romero" is something you'd scream at that Italian wanker who won't stop flexing his styles. We all have a friend like that, believe me. You better believe it!
Hell, you'd scream at Ray Romano, the sportswriter and loveable dad that entertained millions over almost a decade on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond...
You'd scream at the dude who owns the meat shop, Romero, for giving you bad chicken.
It's amazing how many foreign dudes are named Romero. But one's from the sunny Californian West Coast, Ricky Romero! That Romero pitched six innings of no-hit ball....Someone suggested he should be the Scorpian King.
And the Blue Jays continued their offensive tear as of late, downing the hapless struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-1! It was the Jays' tempered 10-hit attack in which every starter had a hit that sent the Phillies to their 12th loss in 16 contests. Every American League East team followed that up with wins of their own, though.... And just when the good news started rolling into Toronto as Roy Halladay threw a great bullpen session and will surely start Monday against the defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, Rod Barajas sidelined himself with a hamstring pull, and this means we could see the likes of Arcenbia before he's ready. Although, I don't think there's been such a much-awaited catcher ever in the Blue Jays organization to come up to the major leagues!
To put things in great perspective, Ricky Romero has now gone 6.1 innings or more in his last five starts (four of which he's gone 7 innings), and allowed just 9 runs 34.1 innings! That's a 2.38 ERA, and he's also had just a 0.82 WHIP! OUTSTANDING!
So hey, give three cheers for Ricky Romero!
Toronto sits just a game back of New York FOR THE WILD WILD WILD CARD!