Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero has been one of the AL’s best pitchers over the last year and a half… except when he’s facing Boston.
Romero just gave up six runs over 4 1/3 innings in his start against the Red Sox tonight. He’s faced them twice this year and allowed 11 runs over 9 1/3 innings.
Assuming that he takes the loss tonight, Romero will fall to 2-6 in 11 career starts against Boston. He’s given up 52 runs — 47 earned — in 52 1/3 innings in those games, leaving him with a 8.08 ERA.
Against everyone except the Red Sox, Romero is 32-20 lifetime with a 3.28 ERA. This year, he has a 2.45 ERA in his 16 starts versus other teams.
To look at it another way, 22 percent of the runs he’s allowed in his career have come against Boston, compared to just 10 percent of his innings pitched.