Romano (2-6) allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.
It was a predictable result for Romano in Coors Field. He's now given up 18 earned run in his last three starts (12.2 innings), raising his ERA to 5.89 through 55 innings this season. His teammate, Homer Bailey, is one of the few starters in baseball with a worse ERA, but Bailey has another year on his deal and that makes Romano the most likely candidate to lose his rotation spot when Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) is deemed ready to return.
Romano (2-4) allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts over just 2.1 innings in a loss Monday to the Giants.
The wheels finally fell off for Romano on Monday. He carried a 3.83 ERA into Monday's start despite just a 5.5 K/9, but his inability to miss bats finally came around to bite him. Four of the eight hits he allowed were doubles as Giants hitters teed off on Romano. His velocity is impressive, and few starters can match the 94.9 mph he averaged on his fastball Monday night. But major league hitters will mash fastballs if they now they're coming, and Romano simply doesn't have the off-speed stuff to keep hitters off the fastball just yet. He'll get a chance to turn things around Saturday against the Cubs.
Romano didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Mets, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven batters across six innings.
Romano was sharp throughout this one, tossing 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes en route to notching his third quality start of the season. The 24-year-old now owns a solid 2.33 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over his past five starts after struggling to a 6.46 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across his first three outings. While his seven strikeouts marked a season-high, his K/9 still sits at an unremarkable 5.3 through eight starts (42.1 innings). Up next for Romano is a road start against the Giants.
Romano (2-3) allowed one run over 5.1 innings Friday night to beat the Marlins. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks, striking out two.
Romano benefited from the Reds jumping out to a 4-0 in the first inning and was bailed out by David Hernandez in the sixth inning. He ran his pitch count up to 93 pitches at the time of his departure. His next start will come at home against the Mets on Wednesday.
Romano (1-3) was charged with three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out one batter.
It wasn't a disaster from a results standpoint, but Romano looked bad after turning the lineup over once, giving up five hits (three for extra bases) in his final 1.2 frames. Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman wouldn't let Romano work out of trouble for the final out of the fifth, and it's hard to make a case that Romano should have stayed in. Romano has a middling 17:14 K:BB and has given up six homers in 31 innings on the season. He gets the Marlins at home his next time out, but this is a dangerous profile against any opponent.
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