Another really good start for Brett Cecil. He had faced the minimum number of batters through 5 innings. He had a bit of bad luck in the 6th; a 2 out double that Jose Bautista could have played better and a couple of ground ball singles that weren't hit hard cost him the 2 earned runs. An Edwin Encarnacion throwing error extended the inning costing Brett a few more pitches That was the only inning of his 8 that he faced more than three batters. Just a great job. Kevin Gregg got the easy, 1 inning, three run lead, save.
Offensively we had another good game. Everyone in the starting lineup had one hit except for Edwin, who walked twice and Lyle Overbay who had two, both home runs. His little slump looks to be over. Lyle had a solo homer in the second. Aaron Hill hit one in the 6th to tie the game again. Vernon Wells hit a go ahead shot in the 8th, a long one. And Lyle finished our scoring with a 2 run homer off lefty reliever Alberto Castillo. Always nice to see Lyle hit a lefty, since it is about as rare as a warm May weekend in Calgary.
Jays of the Day are Cecil (.231 WPA), Overbay (.166) and Wells (.126). Maybe not quite a Doctastic start for Brett but you really couldn't ask for much better. No Suckage Jays, Alex Gonzalez had the worst number at -.090 and had one of the worst at bats you'll ever see striking out swinging in the 6th. He had a great start to the season but it seems like he's convinced himself he is a power hitter and is trying to hit every thing out. His May slash line is ..229/.267/.385, which really isn't good enough even with his excellent defense.
That's two games in a row with a home run for Hill, hope he is pulling out of his long slump.
The Jays have set a team record for home runs in a month with 50 this May and they have two more games to add to that total. Tomorrow we finish the series with the O's with Ricky Romero (4-2, 3.42), coming off his worst start of the season, trying for the sweep. Jeremy Guthrie (3-4, 3.64) starts for the Orioles. Then Tampa Bay Rays come to town for 3 games.