Play ball!

Aside from allowing a game-opening solo homer to Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, Blue Jays lefty Brett Cecil pitched well in his spring debut — a 6-1 loss to the Yanks — striking out four in two innings of work on Wednesday afternoon. Ricky Romero took the loss, allowing two runs — on an Alex Rodriguex two-run homer — over 1 2/3 innings  of work.

The Jays mustered only four hits on the afternoon, including a pair of doubles by John McDonald and Travis Snider. Toronto will play Philadelphia tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m., as right-hander Scott Richmond will get the start.

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2 Responses to “Play ball!”

  1. Jay B Says:

    so arnsberg tells cecil between innings that they’ll proly pull him midway through the 2nd if his count gets too high, after needing 28 pitches to get through the 1st, and cecil goes out and uses 13 pitches to get 2 k’s and go 3 up 3 down…not a bad response from the guy, i’d say…also not a bad response considering his 2nd pitch of the day got parked…pretty encouraging from a lot of perspectives…

    i had heard that halladay was going to make the 2nd start of the spring…any idea why richmond is now taking that turn?

  2. TD Says:

    Nah, Halladay is slated for Saturday against the Braves. They basically looked at Opening Day and worked backwards, mapping out his preseason starts so that they’d be on a good schedule. Apparently though, he’s going to face 6 NL teams and just one AL team in preseason which is interesting.

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