September 15, 2006 |
In another time or place, reliever J.C. Romero might have thrown a tantrum by now, ripped his manager in the papers, asked for a trade. But it's hard to criticize how you're being used when you don't have a leg -- or a decent earned-run average -- on which to stand. "This year has been a nightmare," said Romero, one of the Angels' biggest disappointments this season, with a 6.96 ERA in 60 appearances. "And in this game, if you don't perform, you're not going to pitch. That's the bottom line.
May 15, 2006 |
J.C. Romero hasn't given up an earned run in two consecutive appearances since enduring a rocky stretch in which he gave up seven earned runs in three outings. But the former statistic belies the misfortune heaped upon the Angels reliever in the seventh inning Sunday.
February 28, 2006 |
It wasn't that the Angels were opposed to having a left-hander in the bullpen, even though, after going nearly 2 1/2 years without one, it seemed they were immune to the idea. They just didn't want a mediocre left-hander, a long-in-the-tooth veteran with marginal stuff or a strong-armed kid with little experience. With Francisco Rodriguez, Scot Shields and Brendan Donnelly effective against left-handers, why sacrifice a power right-handed arm just for the sake of having a left-hander?
June 28, 2009 |
The Philadelphia Phillies confirmed Saturday that one of their players was involved in a confrontation with a fan following Thursday's game at Tampa Bay. The Phillies did not identify the player in their statement. The Rays also confirmed the incident but did not release details. The St. Petersburg Times reported on its website Saturday that Phillies reliever J.C. Romero grabbed and shoved Robert Eaton, 25, of New Port Richey, Fla., after the fan made two comments about steroids.
June 4, 2009 |
Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer off Chris Young and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres, 5-1, Wednesday night for their sixth victory in a row. It was Howard's second homer of the series and the sixth of the season. J.A. Happ (4-0) held the Padres to four hits in seven scoreless innings, the longest of his eight career starts over two seasons. He struck out four and walked two. Reliever J.C.
October 12, 2002 |
Troy Glaus continued to give us his best Mike Schmidt impersonation, hitting the game-winning homer off J.C. Romero in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his fourth solo homer of the postseason. It also was the first run given up by the Twin bullpen in 5 2/3 innings in the series. * The Angels had a chance to break the game open in the second inning after Garret Anderson led off with a homer. With one out, Scott Spiezio walked and Shawn Wooten singled, sending Spiezio to third.