No, that is not a wrestling move.
But Ricky Romero has retired the first nine O’s in order tonight on just 31 pitches. Shouldn’t the O’s have been swinging and not taking pitches like this during the last game before the break and not the first one after.
Romero, who held the O’s to just one run in a complete-game win on May 30th, threw 10 pitches tonight in the first and second innings and needed just 11 to complete a quick bottom of the third.
The reversal for him is how well he is pitching tonight after his last two outings.
Romero’s last two starts: 5IP, 12H, 13ER.
Romero’s start tonight: 3IP, 0H, 0R.
Romero went just 2 2/3 two starts ago vs. the Yankees and just 2 1/3 in his last start vs. Boston. Tonight he sails into the last of the fourth with a 3-0 lead on the Orioles.
The Birds tonight seek their first five-game win streak of the year and first win of the year vs. the Jays, a club which they hold an 0-6 record against so far in 2010.