Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romo left the mound with a trainer after pitching in the All-Star Game, but it was his back that was the problem.
Romo took the mound as an American League All-Star pitcher in the top of the seventh inning of the 93rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Sunday (June 12).
After retiring the first batter, Will Smith, on a fly ball to right field, he gave up a home run to the next batter, Rueredes Gurriel Jr. He then walked off the mound with a trainer.먹튀검증
The home run allowed to his former teammate Gurriel was overturned as foul on video review. Michael Lorenzen came in to relieve him and allowed an infield single. Romano had officially pitched 1/3 of a scoreless inning.
The Blue Jays later announced that Romo left the game after feeling a strain in his back.
According to Hazel May, a sideline reporter for Sportsnet, the Blue Jays’ broadcast network, Romero felt something in his back while warming up in the bullpen, but pushed through the start thinking he would feel better in the game, but that didn’t happen.
He will be evaluated after returning to the team.
Romano has pitched 37 2/3 innings in 39 games this season, posting a 2.87 ERA with a league-high 26 saves.
He was not on the original All-Star roster but was a late addition, earning All-Star honors for the second straight year.