Brett Cecil, Blue Jays promising young starting pitcher, had been very impressive in his first three starts up in the majors getting 2 wins and maintaining an ERA of 1.80. Cecil faced a ‘big test’ pitching against a tough hitting team on the road. Cecil valiantly kept the Jays in the game until the 5th inning – then as Dennis Eckersly put it ‘BaBoom.’ Cecil gave up four homeruns in the inning, including a pair of two-run homeruns to David Ortiz (yes David Ortiz hit his first of the year!) and Canadian born Jason Bay.
Cecil is a great young pitcher with a lot of talent. This was a ‘big test’ for him. He is just going to have to let it go and reflect on his last 3 starts – which were very impressive. Cecil made a lot of mistake pitches in the 5th inning (notably hanging sliders). I’m sure that he realizes that. He needs to take it as a learning experience, like I’m trying to do with my ex-girlfriend. Me also being a rookie …. at relationshiips.
All I got to say to Brett Cecil is let this one fade away. Fade out of your memory. Maybe get a fade haircut??? I know I only crack myself up!