Dodgers’ Bullpen Grades for the Month of May
Sergio Romo was supposed to come into this season and be the man who held down the fort until the ball could get to Kenley. Now, Romo is inching closer and closer to losing his job.
Throughout the month of May, Romo struggled to find a groove against hitters as he gave up four runs in 7.2 innings of work. He carries a 6.50 ERA for the season and had a 3.72 ERA in the month of May alone. Although Romo was just brought in this season as a setup man, the Dodgers may be looking to cut bait with him if he continues to struggle.
For the time being the team will put up with him as he attempts to regain his slider and his command. Romo has consistently left hanging breaking balls over the plate this season, and it has shown as he has recorded almost twice as many fly ball outs compared to groundball outs. If Romo can somehow find his slider, we may have a discussion for an 8th inning man, but until then he’s fighting for his spot on the team.
Romo gets a D as he has been the worst expendable pitcher on the Dodgers’ staff and didn’t get an F because he wasn’t as terrible as he was in April.