Jays 10, CLE 6 - May 5th Recap

Pitching: Outstanding, our pitching depth is now one deeper with Bret Cecil joining the ranks of "those who can perform". What an outing for the youngster. He threw 6 innings of one-run ball, allowing 6 hits and no walks. He threw 96 pitches, 61 of them for strikes, and the key to his outing was his changeup which kept Cleveland hitters off balance the entire game. So I guess Cecil was just messing with us when he had mediocre starts in the minors at the beginning of the year. On the sour side, Carlson and Frasor had the second ugly pen outing in as many days, allowing 4 runs between the two of them. Thankfully, Downs was able to come in and throw 1.2 innings to shut them down to end the game. Let's hope someone in the pen is fresh, because right now I only count Camp and League for the next game, not that it matters with Doc being next in line!!

Offense: Adam Lind was the star offensively for the Jays, with a 3 for 4 day that had him hit a HR and total 5 RBI. However, the most encouraging sign was Snider's 2 for 4 day in his 9-hole location. While he did commit a fielding error, the fact that Snider is back to hitting, however small a sample, must be a great relief to Gaston. As usual the offense was a gang effort, with all Jays hitters getting at least 1 hit and Rolen chipping in with a HR of his own.

Next up: Roy Halladay (5-1, 3.68) will attempt to make this win the beginning of a streak when he goes up against Anthony Ortega (0-1, 5.56).

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