Romano named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

Photo Credit: New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Photo Credit: New Hampshire Fisher Cats

July 23, 2018

Courtesy of New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Manchester, N.H. - The Eastern League has named Fisher Cats RHP Jordan Romano Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 16 - 22. 

In two starts, Romano allowed just two runs in 14 2/3 innings (1.23 ERA), with 12 strikeouts and one walk. The 25-year-old from Markham, Ontario led the Fisher Cats to a win over the Trenton Thunder on Monday (6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K) and put together one of the most impressive starts of his career on Saturday against the Harrisburg Senators.

Romano held Harrisburg scoreless over a career-high eight innings, scattering three singles and striking out a season-high eight batters. He retired the final 12 hitters he faced, and improved to 9-4 with a 3.55 ERA this season.

In his first nine starts of the year, Romano went 9-0 with a 2.04 ERA, and earned the start for the Eastern Division in the Eastern League All-Star Game.

Romano is the second Fisher Cat to earn Pitcher of the Week honours this season, joining fellow All-Star T.J. Zeuch (June 11 - 17). 

The Blue Jays selected Romano in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Oral Roberts University. He is currently ranked No. 27 among Blue Jays prospects by