Even Eric Thames doesn't know what the Jays should do with Cecil. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
It was Brett Cecil's last spring start, and it wasn't good. He gave up 2 unearned runs in the first, on a fly out, double, ground out, then an error on Luis Balbuena (adding to his trade value). Brett should have been out of the inning there, but instead a runner score and Prince Fielder was on second. Another double scored Fielder.
The second inning was far worse. A ground out to start, then 7 straight hits, the last 2 home runs. A walk and a double play finished the inning, but 7 Brett gave up 7 earned runs.
Brett gave up 2 singles in the 3rd, but got out of it without any more runs scoring. He had his first 1, 2 ,3 inning in the 4th. The total line: 4 innings, 11 hits, 9 runs, 7 earned, 1 walk, 1 k, 2 homers. Just a nightmare of a start.
- Rajai Davis: 0 for 1, RBI, walk. .279.
- Jon Jones: 2 for 2, triple, 2 RBI.
- Omar Vizquel: 1 for 3, HR, 2 RBI, k. .417.
- Ben Francisco: 1 for 3. .200.
- Michael Crouse: 1 for 1, walk, steal. .167.
- Adam Lind: 0 for 3, k. .275.
- Eric Thames: 0 for 2, k. .339.
- Jacob Marisnick: 0 for 2, 2 k. .182.
- Jeff Mathis: 0 for 2, walk. .150.
- Luis Valbuena: 0 for 3. .163. He really wasn't impressive this spring.
- Marcus Knecht: 2 for 3, HR, k. .500.
- Keven Ahrens: 1 for 3, RBI, k. .333.
I really don't know what the Jays are going to do with Brett. With the season starting in 3 days, I'm sure there is a lot of discussion going on about whether they should go with Laffey, who wasn't good in his last spring start either, in Cecil's spot. They have a couple of days to figure it out.