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Sun, Oct 1
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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 6-4 W1
83-79 4-6 L1
82-80 3-7 L2
76-86 5-5 W1
71-91 4-6 W2

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 4 2 3.68 42 10 1.06

Top JoJo Romero News

  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Knee still bothersome

    Romero (knee) is still dealing with weakness and instability in his left knee but will throw a bullpen session Sunday, John Denton of reports.

    Romero hit the injured list with left patellar tendinitis in early September. The fact that he's ready to throw a bullpen session suggests he has plenty of time to return before the end of the year, though the Cardinals have no incentive to rush him given that they've long since fallen out of the playoff picture.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Placed on IL with knee tendinitis

    Romero was placed on the 15-day injured list on Monday with left knee patellar tendinitis.

    Romero has been serving as the Cardinals' primary closer since late July, though St. Louis hasn't provided a ton of save opportunities for him. Giovanny Gallegos collected a save Sunday and could see more while Romero is out, with Ryan Helsley also in the mix after recently returning from the 60-day IL.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Falters in 10th inning

    Romero (4-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out two over 1.2 innings to take the loss Friday versus the Pirates.

    Romero pitched around trouble in the ninth inning, but he wasn't so fortunate in the 10th. The Pirates were able to put up a three-run rally again him, and the Cardinals couldn't pull even in their half of the frame. With Ryan Helsley (forearm) back in action, it was a terrible time for Romero to have a poor outing. The lefty compiled a 2.51 ERA, 20:1 K:BB and 0.84 WHIP over 14.1 innings in August while part of a closer committee for the last-place Cardinals. He has a 3.68 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 42:10 K:BB through 36.2 innings while adding three saves, three holds and two blown saves. Despite the poor outing, Romero should continue to fill a high-leverage role for manager Oliver Marmol.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Collects fourth win

    Romero (4-1) earned the extra-inning win Tuesday over the Padres, allowing two hits while striking out three and walking none over two scoreless innings.

    Romero kept the game tied at 5-5 in the ninth and 10th innings before Tommy Edman's walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th. In August, Romero has gone more than one inning in six of his 10 appearances, allowing four runs over 14.1 frames with a 20:1 K:BB. He's earned a high-leverage role as the Cardinals' top left-handed reliever. Romero has a 3.34 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 40:9 K:BB, three saves and three holds over 35 innings this season.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Goes two innings for third save

    Romero picked up the save in Wednesday's 6-4 win over Pittsburgh, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three over two innings.

    Romero entered the contest with a two-run lead in the bottom of the eighth and pitched a 1-2-3 inning. He returned in the ninth and allowed one run on two hits, but he was still able to escape with his third save of the season. The left-handed reliever has now converted each of his last three save attempts and has still allowed only one home run in his 2023 campaign. He currently holds a 17:1 K:BB through nine Augusts appearances.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Awarded win Monday

    Romero (3-1) struck out two without giving up a hit or a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Monday over the Athletics.

    Romero's usage would typically lead to a save, but the official scorer deemed Giovanny Gallegos' outing brief and ineffective. This allowed Romero to pick up the win instead after the only baserunner he allowed reached on an error. Over six appearances spanning 7.1 innings this month, Romero has given up three runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out 12. He's rapidly ascending the Cardinals' bullpen hierarchy, earning some late-inning looks as the team's top southpaw reliever. He has a 3.72 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB through 29 innings while picking up two saves and three holds this year.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Nabs second save

    Romero picked up the save in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Royals. He allowed one run on three hits over 1.2 innings.

    Romero took over in the eighth after Giovanny Gallegos allowed three hits and a run while only recording one out. Romero managed to get the Cardinals out of the jam in that frame and held on for the save despite allowing three hits and a run in the ninth. Though closing duties are up for grabs with Ryan Helsley (forearm) shelved, Romero owns a 4.05 ERA in 15 appearances since Helsley was shifted to the 60-day IL and has recently split ninth-inning work with Gallegos, who's been much more effective lately.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Picks up save against Cubs

    Romero locked down his first save of the season Sunday against the Cubs after pitching a scoreless ninth while allowing one hit and striking out two.

    On the day the Cardinals traded current closer Jordan Hicks to the Blue Jays, Romero picks up the save. Giovanny Gallegos got the eighth inning and Romero shut the door on the Cubs' eight-game winning streak. Romero had been a little shaky as of late, giving up four runs in his last two appearances, but has been reliable as a whole since getting recalled July 4. over that span, he's accumulated two wins, two holds and a save while posting a 4.15 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB in 13 innings. It appears Romero could be the Cardinals' closer, or at least split the role with Gallegos, until Ryan Helsley (forearm) is able to return.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Takes loss Tuesday

    Romero (2-1) allowed two runs on two hits over one inning to take the loss Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Romero was perfect in the seventh inning, but manager Oliver Marmol left him in to begin the eighth. That ended up being a costly mistake, as Romero surrendered two hits and Chris Stratton would go on to give up a tiebreaking two-run triple. Romero has given up a pair of runs in each of his last two appearances, bringing his recent 7.1-inning scoreless streak to a screeching halt. The southpaw is at 4.12 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 19.2 innings, but he likely remains the Cardinals' top lefty reliever over Andrew Suarez.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Picks up second win

    Romero (2-0) struck out two in a perfect inning to earn the extra-inning win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Romero's clean nine-pitch inning set the stage for Nolan Arenado's walk-off blast in the bottom of the 10th. This was Romero's second win in his last four appearances -- in that span, he's allowed a hit and two walks over six innings while adding nine strikeouts. The 26-year-old is trending up in the Cardinals' bullpen, especially after Genesis Cabrera was designated for assignment Monday. The left-handed Romero figures to have a chance for any late-inning matchup-based assignments over the other southpaw in the bullpen, Zack Thompson, who is better suited to multi-inning outings.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Secures extra-inning win

    Romero (1-0) walked one and struck out three over two scoreless and hitless innings to earn the extra-inning win over the White Sox on Sunday.

    Romero was charged with three runs (two earned) in one inning in his previous appearance, but he was sharper Sunday. He pitched the ninth inning and stayed in for the 10th after the Cardinals gained the lead. Romero has a 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 11:7 K:BB through 12.1 major-league innings this season.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Back in majors

    Romero was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

    Romero will take the place of Drew VerHagen, who landed on the 15-day injured list with a hip impingement. Since his last stint in the majors, Romero has pitched to a 3.52 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 22:9 K:BB over 15.1 innings as a reliever for Memphis. He'll likely take on a low-leverage relief role while on the big-league roster.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Optioned back to Triple-A

    The Cardinals optioned Romero to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.

    Romero gave up two earned runs while recording only one out in his last appearance Sunday versus the Tigers. Andre Pallante is joining the Cardinals' bullpen in a corresponding move.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Recalled from Triple-A

    Romero was recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Memphis.

    Romero is joining the Cardinals' bullpen in place of Andre Pallante, who has been optioned to Memphis in a corresponding move. Romero 26, worked to a 3.77 ERA and 16:9 K:BB in 14.1 innings of relief with St. Louis last year.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Sent down to Triple-A

    Romero was optioned to Triple-A Memphis by the Cardinals on Saturday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Romero was unable to win a spot in the Cardinals' bullpen to open the 2023 season. The hard-throwing left-hander will likely see time with St. Louis during the season, but only as a short-term option as a low-leverage reliever.

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  • Cardinals' JoJo Romero: Sent to Triple-A

    The Cardinals optioned Romero to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

    Romero was dropped from the 28-man active roster to clear room in the bullpen for Jordan Hicks (neck), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in advance of Wednesday's regular-season finale in Pittsburgh. The demotion will make Romero ineligible to be included on the Cardinals' roster for the team's upcoming wild-card series with the Phillies.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Camarillo, CA
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L