Ricky Romero Looks For Revenge On Boston

Todd WhittomContributor IAugust 10, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 03:  Ricky Romero #24 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates the final out against the New York Yankees on August 3, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The Jays defeated the Yankees 8-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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It's no secret, Ricky Romero didn't bring his best stuff a month ago when the lefty faced the Red Sox.  In his only start of the 2010 season against Boston, the Red Sox exploded for 9 Runs in 2.1 Innings.  The Jays went on to lose that game 14-3.  Tonight at the Rogers Centre, he has a chance for revenge!

Romero's last start was 1 week ago against the New York Yankees in which he threw a 2 hit complete game.  The question that surrounds the Jays tonight is "Will Romero build on his last start or will he continue to struggle against the Red Sox?" 

Romero's career numbers against Beantown are 1 Win against 4 Losses with an inflated 8.76 ERA in his 24.2 Innings pitched.  One positive for the lefty is that he's K'd 25 Boston Hitters during that span.

Since July 9th, Romero has been brilliant!  He's posted a record of 3-1 with lack of offense accounting for his only loss against the Detroit Tigers.  In that game he surrendered 3 runs in a 5-2 Loss at Rogers Centre.  Two of those 3 wins, however, came against the Orioles.

If Romero can tame the bats of David Ortiz & J.D. Drew, who both have a Career Batting Average of .500 against him, he will put the Jays in a position to win.  If he can't contain them, he could face a repeat of a month ago.

Hero or Horrific, will the real Ricky Romero "Please Stand Up!"  I'm predicting that he will go against history tonight and get his revenge!