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Blue Jays: Jordan Romano American League Reliever of the Month

Sep 1, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jordan Romano (68) celebrates defeating the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jordan Romano (68) celebrates defeating the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Toronto Blue Jays tweeted out Monday afternoon that Jordan Romano was selected as the American League’s Reliever of the Month.

Romano finished the month with almost twice the amount of saves as the next two pitchers in the American league with 10, and has already collected an additional save on May 1.

The next two closest pitchers both sit with just six saves, and those closers are Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees and Raisel Iglesias of the Los Angeles Angels.

Monday afternoon, MLB baseball selected Blue Jays Jordan Romano as the American League Reliever of the Month after collecting 10 saves.

During the month of April, Romano pitched in 12 different games posting a 1-1 record and collecting those 10 saves, while blowing just one game which came on April 24.  Romano had saved 31 consecutive games dating back to May 11, 2021.  When he blew the save on April 24, it was the first time he had done so since April 8 of last season.

In his 12 appearances during April, Romano struck out 13 batters over 11.1 innings pitched with a 1.59 ERA and held opponents to a .195 batting average.

Romano has become one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League baseball dating back to 2020, as he has now appeared in 90 big league games, tossing as many innings while posting a 1.90 ERA and picking up 36 saves.  Romano is also averaging 12 strikeouts per nine innings while holding a 1.000 WHIP in that timeframe.

The Blue Jays have counted on Romano heavily this season and he had made eight appearances over the last 14 days leading up to the announcement of Reliever of the Month.

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Where do you rank Romano among the elite relief pitchers in the game? Has he earned the right to be known as one of the top closers in the game?

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