Jordan Romano’s red hot start to the year has been recognized.
Romano was named the American League’s top reliever of the month for April after leading the AL in saves.
For Romano, it’s his first time receiving the honour after a month that saw him save 10 of the Blue Jays’ 14 win in April. All the while, he recorded a 1.59 ERA through 11.1 IP. He struck out 13 opposing batters, while limiting them to a .195 batting average.
His play has been at a high level for a while, dating all the way back to May 11, 2021, as the MLB noted. Since then, he’s posted a 1.89 ERA and a 4-to-1 strike-to-walk ratio.
Romano’s been a huge storyline for the Jays early on this year and rightfully so. He’s stepped into a ton of games and has done a great job in helping the Jays close out games. His emergence as a great closer is going to pay dividends for this team down the road.
On top of all of that, with all the improvements made at the Rogers Centre, he’s now got some of his own entrance music like he’s a WWE wrestler.
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.