“There was a guy here that did it really, really well,” Romero said. “You try to learn from that.”
But instead of reminiscing about the Halladay era, Romero reminded reporters of the new reality in Toronto: Halladay wears a different uniform and could face the Jays when Toronto plays the Phillies in late June.
So while Romero had plenty of praise for Halladay, he’s also prepared to face his former teammate.
“I’m sure everyone in here is happy for Doc, but we’ve got to take care of our business,” he said. “He’s our enemy now.”
Romero bounced back from his worst outing of the season against the Angels, where he went 5 1/3 allowing seven runs on 11 hits, with a stellar complete-game performance on Sunday, as the Jays defeated the Orioles, 6-1. The left-hander only gave up six hits and issued two walks for his second complete game of the young season. Furthermore, only two of his 27 outs were recorded in the outfield, showing his ground-ball and strikeout dominance. His seven strikeouts Sunday gives him 79 on the season, which is good for tops on the Blue Jays. Romero will