Romano wins in triple-A debut

It may have been a brief stay, but it was a memorable debut for Jordan Romano. The Markham native, who leads baseball’s minor leagues in wins, made his triple-A debut for the Buffalo Bisons on May 27, starting the first game of a doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings.

Romano scattered four hits, four walks and struck out three through five innings while giving up just two earned runs to pick up his first-career triple-A victory, an 11-2 romp at Rochester. It was Romano’s ninth win of the season. He was 8-0 with a 2.04 earned-run average pitching for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League. The Father McGivney Catholic Academy graduate spoke about wanting to begin the season at the double-A level after playing high-A ball for Dunedin in 2017.

“Obviously, I have goals like anyone else, and I’d love to start in double-A, but as a baseball player, we don’t make those decisions,” Romano told the Markham Review in February.

Now, with nine victories on the season, the Toronto Blue Jays prospect has more wins than any other organized professional pitcher in 2018, even surpassing Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals.

Romano was returned to the Fisher Cats following the doubleheader.

Photo courtesy of the Rochester Red Wings

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