Toronto Blue Jays’ prospect Jordan Romano impresses in his debut for the Buffalo Bisons, in a 11-2 win on Sunday against the Rochester Red Wings.
Jordan Romano got the call on Sunday and he didn’t disappoint. Making his debut at Triple-A, the Toronto Blue Jays‘ prospect helped the Buffalo Bisons win 11-2 against the Rochester Red Wings, in the first of a double-header.
Romano got his opportunity, after blazing a trail in Double-A. Certainly, he earned the chance to show what he could do for the Bisons, after recording a 2.04 ERA, 51 strikeouts and a 8-0 record in nine starts for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
The 25-year-old had some early struggles in the bottom of the first on Sunday. He walked the first two batters he faced and gave up one run, before settling down and giving some glimpses of what he’s capable of.
When it was all said and done, Romano had 96 pitches over five innings to earn the win. He allowed four hits and two earned runs, while striking out three and walking four.
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Now, Bisons — and Blue Jays — fans will wait to see if the Markham, Ontario native remains in Triple-A, or returns to New Hampshire. The early thinking is he will stay in Buffalo, with the chance to build on Sunday’s promising start.
Romano’s best weapon is his fastball, which is capable of reaching 96 mph. Long-term, scouts project him to be most effective out of the bullpen if he makes it to the Majors, in part due to his fastball-slider combination.
What did you take away from Romano’s Triple-A debut on Sunday? Even at this stage, how optimistic are you about him eventually producing in the Majors for the Toronto Blue Jays? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.