"Complete embarrassment."

That's how Ricky Romero summed up his performance Wednesday, after he gave up eight runs in just 1 1/3 innings.

"This team plays their asses off every night and for me to come out and have this type of performance it's kind of tough to look my teammates in the eye right now."

This has already been a long season for Romero, perhaps the worst of his career.

The Blue Jays' supposed ace has already allowed more earned runs than he did all of last season and he's on pace for career lows in virtually all statistical categories. He's giving up more hits, more walks, and more home runs, while striking out fewer batters, than ever before.