Romo allowed a home run but also struck out three to register his 25th save of the season in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. Romo allowed a one-out big fly to Reese McGuire but rebounded to punch out Richard Urena and Justin Smoak and wrap up the Tampa Bay win. The veteran righty's 4.07 ERA is mainly fueled by a .307 BABIP and a 1.36 HR/9, yet his 9.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 say he probably should've had better results this year. Tampa Bay's stopper might have a chance to help fantasy players in the Sunday finale, but he's already worked three of the last four days, so the Rays might go in another direction if a save spot arises.
Romo recorded his 24th save of the season in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Yankees, coughing up four runs on five hits and a walk over 1.1 innings while striking out one. After getting the final out to protect a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning, Romo watched the Rays' offense tack on four insurance runs, only for the right-hander to immediately hand them all right back in the top of the ninth. He needed 41 pitches (24 strikes) to escape the near-disaster, so don't expect Romo to be available before the weekend if Tampa has any other leads to protect.
Romo saved his 23rd game in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, throwing a scoreless inning in which he allowed two hits and no walks. Though Romo has converted four saves out of his last five chances, the 35-year old has struggled over that span, giving up five runs in four innings. Romo holds a 3.66 ERA and 1.20 WHIP this season with a 70:19 K:BB, and he has converted 23 of 31 save chances this season.
Romo notched his 22nd save in a win over the Rangers on Monday, firing a scoreless ninth inning in which he allowed a walk and recorded two strikeouts. Romo labored some while throwing 21 pitches in the final frame, but he was able to ultimately generate his first scoreless effort in the last three appearances. He's been able to log saves in each of those outings despite some bumps, and he has four saves in five September appearances overall.
Romo allowed one run on one hit while striking out one and recording two outs Sunday against the Athletics, picking up the save. Romo surrendered a grand slam to Khris Davis in the ninth inning, but only one of the runs was charged to Romo. He managed to record a strikeout and a flyout following the home run to escape with a 5-4 victory. The 35-year-old has posted a 3.36 ERA with 67 strikeouts through 61.2 innings with only a couple of weeks left in the regular season.