Sergio Romo was sorting through his luggage, preparing to depart Coors Field after a 9-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies, when he noticed a small crowd around his locker.
“You guys looking to talk to me?” he asked.
Romo stayed composed. But the topic was unpleasant. He had played a pivotal role in the Dodgers’ defeat on Sunday, serving up a two-run homer in the fifth inning. He was not alone in difficulty on the mound. Julio Urias gave up five runs in four innings. Chris Hatcher spoiled a comeback bid by surrendering another two-run shot in the eighth.
It was Romo, though, whom the Dodgers signed this past winter as a potential replacement for setup man Joe Blanton. Romo...