This one’s for Momma

Brett Cecil didn’t need to buy a present for Mother’s Day because 8 innings of shutout baseball was gift enough for his mother and the Toronto Blue Jays.

For all his great work, Cecil picked up his first big league win by shutting out the Oakland A’s and limiting them to a mere 5 hits. I was glad to see that Cito Gaston decided to let Jason Frasor and Jesse Carlson finish off the game. Cecil’s pitch count was only at 104 and he probably could have come back to finish the 9th, but after Scott Downs almost let a late-inning lead slip away yesterday, Cito chose to play it safe.

Congratulations Brett, your mother would be proud.


Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

2 thoughts on “This one’s for Momma

  • May 11, 2009 at 7:41 am

    what are you talking about, “3-run ballgame”?
    it was a 5-run win, and until we got that insurance run in the top of the 9th, to make it a 4-run game, Downs was warming up in the bullpen.

    come on, get your facts straight…

  • May 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    That was an incomplete thought courtesy of myself. What I meant to say was that Cecil left the game with a 3-run lead, but they tacked on 2 extras to make it a comfortable 5 run lead.

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