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Corey Hart may wear his sunglasses at night, but Brett Cecil doesn’t wear his eyeglasses on the road. And you know what? It’s working.

In his last two starts sans shades, Cecil has thrown two gems – including last night’s two-hit performance which saw him pitch seven-plus innings.

Cecil is now tied with his counterparts Shaun Marcum and Ricky Romero with four wins, and with the hot and cold appearances by Brandon Morrow, Cecil is looking more and more like a dependable number three in the starting rotation.


Is it possible that Jason Frasor has regained his status as Golden Boy of the bullpen? He came in on relief in the 8th inning with two runners on base and one out, and stranded both runners without allowing a single run.

Don’t look now, but in his last 11 appearances, Jason Frasor has only given up one run while holding opponents to a .189 batting average.

The Sausage King may have had his throne as the closer revoked, however I think he could very easily gain it back if Kevin Gregg runs into trouble or is flipped at the trade deadline.

All in all, a great start to the final leg of the Blue Jays current eight road swing, and they now stand at 3-3 on this road trip and 16-9 on the road in total for the season.

If there’s no place like home, then the Jays shouldn’t have any problem playing only 79 games at the Rogers Centre this year because the road is suiting them just fine.

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.