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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Nails down 16th save

Romano gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 16th save of the season in a 6-5 win over the White Sox. The right-hander remains in the lead in the American League for saves, sitting two ahead of Liam Hendriks. Romano hasn't been quite as sharp as he was in 2021, but he still boasts a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 29.4 percent strikeout rate through 20.1 innings on the season.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Can't complete save

Romano pitched two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Angels, allowing one run on one hit and two walks. He failed to record a strikeout. Romano entered with a two-run lead in the ninth and recorded two quick outs but put four runners on and was removed in favor of Ross Stripling, who closed out the win. The 29-year-old threw 12 pitches Friday in addition to 24 Saturday with only 11 going for strikes in pitching on consecutive days for only the third time all season. The poor performance was an aberration or the typically reliable Romano, whose closer role isn't in jeopardy.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Perfect again Saturday

Romano earned save No. 14 with a perfect ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday. He struck out the side. For the second consecutive day, Romano was perfect in nailing down the win for Toronto. He's shown no ill effects from the gastrointestinal infection he battled recently. Romano is now 14-for-16 in save chances this season.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Notches 13th save

Romano worked a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 13th save of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the Reds. Seeing his first action since May 14 after overcoming a gastrointestinal infection, Romano needed only 10 pitches (seven strikes) to set down Cincy's 6-7-8 hitters. It's the first time in almost a month the right-hander didn't strike out a batter in an appearance, but his fastball topped out at 97.1 mph and he should regain his dominance once he puts the illness fully behind him. On the season, Romano sports a 2.87 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB through 15.2 innings.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Expected to avoid IL

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Romano (illness) is recovering from a gastrointestinal infection but isn't expected to require a stint on the 15-day injured list, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. Romano hasn't appeared out of the bullpen since Saturday on account of the illness, which he's been treating...
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Dealing with illness

Romano was unavailable to pitch in Monday's game against the Mariners due to a non-COVID-related illness, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports. Romano will be considered day-to-day moving forward and was spotted pacing the bullpen during Monday's matchup. "He's not gonna stay in the clubhouse, he's a gamer," said manager Charlie Montoyo. "And it's not COVID, so he's not contagious." The team will likely re-evaluate the closer Tuesday morning before determining his availability for the second game of the series.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Unavailable Monday

Romano will not be available to pitch in Monday's game against Seattle and is currently being evaluated by the team's medical staff, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. The location and nature of Romano's injury remain a mystery at this point, and the Blue Jays will excercise caution by holding him out of the series opener. He'll be considered day-to-day until more information becomes available. Adam Cimber could serve as the team's closer if the situation presents itself Monday evening, as he's seen three save chances so far this season.
SEATTLE, WA
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Blows second save Tuesday

Romano (1-2) blew the save and took the loss Tuesday as the Blue Jays were downed 6-5 by the Yankees, giving up three runs on one hit and two walks in one-third of an inning with the out coming via strikeout. Called upon to protect a 5-3 lead in the...
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Jays closer Jordan Romano named AL reliever of the month

Jordan Romano’s red hot start to the year has been recognized. Romano was named the American League’s top reliever of the month for April after leading the AL in saves. For Romano, it’s his first time receiving the honour after a month that saw him save 10 of the Blue Jays’ 14 win in April. All the while, he recorded a 1.59 ERA through 11.1 IP. He struck out 13 opposing batters, while limiting them to a .195 batting average.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Earns 11th save

Romano allowed a hit and no walks while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Astros. Romano gave up a one-out double to Kyle Tucker on Sunday, marking the first extra-base hit he's allowed in his last four outings. However, the right-hander preserved the one-run lead to earn his league-best 11th save. Romano has converted all but one of his save chances this year and has a 1.46 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 12.1 innings over 13 appearances in 2022.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Ties league lead in saves

Romano tossed a scoreless ninth inning and picked up his 10th save of the season in Saturday's victory over the Astros. Romano needed just nine pitches -- all strikes -- to retire the Astros in order and tie Milwaukee's Josh Hader for the league lead in saves. Romano has now tossed 11.1 innings this season and has allowed just eight hits and two walks to date.
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Jordan Romano stabilizing Toronto Blue Jays bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays‘ closer situation was unsettled throughout most of the 2021 season. Nine different pitchers recorded saves over the course of the season, with the closer role shuffled about until the middle of August. That was when Jordan Romano took over the role for good, seizing the ninth inning for his own.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Logs ninth save

Romano recorded the save, allowing one hit while striking out one over a scoreless inning in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Red Sox. Thursday's performance was a nice bounce-back for Romano, who recorded his first blown save of the season earlier in the week. Currently his nine saves have him ranked second in the league, trailing only Milwaukee closer Josh Hader, who has 10 saves.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Blows first save

Romano (0-1) allowed two runs (one earned) in Sunday's loss to Houston. He struck out one batter and was charged with a loss and the blown save. Dating back to last season, Romano had converted 31 consecutive save chances before he coughed up a walkoff homer to Jeremy Pena on Sunday. Despite the poor outing, the 29-year-old has registered a 2.16 ERA with a 10:2 K:BB over 8.1 innings. He's still locked into Toronto's closer role barring an extended slump.
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Pre-Series Notes: Blue Jays face Justin Verlander for the first time since 2019 no-hitter, thoughts on Jordan Romano, and more!

After taking two of three from the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Blue Jays will head to Houston to face an Astros team who, like them, hasn’t hit their stride just yet. The Astros kicked off their season by taking three of four games on the road against the Los Angeles Angels and then they earned a split in Arizona with the Diamondbacks. Since then, Houston has dropped back-to-back three-game series against the Seattle Mariners and Angels.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Racks up eighth save

Romano gave up two hits and struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his league-leading eighth save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Astros. A leadoff single by Yuli Gurriel put some pressure on Romano, but the Toronto closer answered the challenge. His saves streak now stands at 31, with his last blown opportunity coming more than a year ago, and Romano's 1.13 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB through eight innings to begin 2022 are elite.
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Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Earns save despite shaky outing

Romano earned the save after allowing one run on one hit during the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox. He walked one and didn't record a strikeout. Romano came on in the ninth inning in relief of starter Kevin Gausman, who allowed a leadoff single to Trevor Story. Romano proceeded to walk the first batter he faced and allowed an RBI double to the subsequent hitter Xander Bogaerts. However, the closer was able to lock down his seventh straight save to start the season after getting three consecutive groundouts to end the game.
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