Rima Fakih Questions John Farrell for Pulling Ricky Romero
Earlier this week we let you know that Miss USA Rima Fakih and Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero were dating. I have no idea how the two ended up together because it seems like an odd combination, but maybe it has to do with Fakih’s knowledge of the game. No joke.
On Thursday afternoon, Fakih spent part of the day tweeting about watching the Blue Jays on MLB TV on her iPad. Romero was making his second start of the season for Toronto and was throwing a great game against the A’s, shutting them out through seven innings.
Fakih tossed out comments about how Ricky was keeping his pitch count low, and then she got all media reporter on everyone after Romero was pulled in the 8th. “Yes 57 pitches 5 strikeouts…I mean who does that?! LOL he shoulda stayed in the game…come’on Farell,” Fakih tweeted.
She was obviously upset because after Romero was pulled, the 1-0 lead he had went away after Jason Frasor let two runs score and the Jays lost 2-1. Romero had thrown 93 pitches over seven and a third, so he easily could have gone longer but maybe manager John Farrell didn’t think his second start of the season was the time to stretch him.
I don’t know John, maybe next time you should listen to Miss USA and leave your ace in there to clean up his own mess. Just a thought.