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Hot Dog Dance! - June 30th 2011 - Pirates @ Jays - Gamethread

It's the return of Brett Cecil! HOORAY! I've made no secret of the fact that I really like this guy and I have for a couple of years now. I was really disheartened about it when he was demoted this year, but I couldn't really argue the decision. Clearly something was up with Cecil earlier this year, the location and speed were obvious symptoms, but when you listened to Zaun and the other commentators pointing out how he was tweaking his delivery and grip it was clear he needed time away from the spotlight to work on some things. Let's hope that everything is figured out now because this was a guy that was supposed to be a mainstay in the Jays rotation this year.

We have both Patterson and Davis in the lineup again with Edwin at DH. I'm not sure how I feel about all of this as I think despite how poorly everyone is playing in the outfield I would rather see Rivera batting in the lineup over Davis or Patterson and playing LF/RF with Thames in the other corner. Then let Patterson and Davis platoon a bit in CF unless one grabs the position and runs with it. Jose Bautista remains at third despite his most recent comments of helping the team most by playing RF.

Lets hope the Jays come out firing and take the series to get another in the win column. This weekend against the Phillies wins won't come easy.

I get to go to the Halladay game this coming weekend, sitting a few rows behind the Jays Dugout. Can't wait.


Brett Cecil

#27 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays

6-1

235

R

L

Jul 02, 1986



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brett Cecil 1-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.0 24 16 16 4 11 15 6.86 1.67


Jeff Karstens

#27 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-3

185

R

R

Sep 24, 1982



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jeff Karstens 5-4 17 13 0 0 0 0 84.2 76 31 25 14 17 53 2.66 1.10


Current Series

3 game series vs Pirates @ Rogers Centre

Tue 06/28 WP: Kevin Correia (10 - 6)
SV: Joel Hanrahan
LP: Jo-Jo Reyes (3 - 7)
6 - 7 loss
Wed 06/29 WP: Brandon Morrow (4 - 4)
SV: Frank Francisco
LP: Paul Maholm (4 - 9)
2 - 1 win

Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Jeff Karstens vs Brett Cecil

Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Lineup

TORONTO BLUE JAYS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
1. Escobar, SS 1. Presley, LF
2. Thames, RF 2. d\'Arnaud, 3B
3. Bautista, 3B 3. McCutchen, CF
4. Lind, 1B 4. Diaz, RF
5. Encarnacion, DH 5. Overbay, 1B
6. Hill, 2B 6. Cedeno, SS
7. Patterson, LF 7. Wood, DH
8. Arencibia, C 8. Harrison, 2B
9. Davis, CF 9. McKenry, C

Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go

Title is from a kids cartoon on Disney Junior channel, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wePMYM4av6Q I hope it gets stuck in everyones head like it is in mine.