Cecil hit by Braves in Sixth, Down Jays 5-3

By on March 24, 2011

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     Cecil cruised through the first five allowing just two hits while striking out five but in the sixth, things were different.
     Cecil, the Jays third starter, got a quick pop out by the inning’s first hitter but them allowed a single, a base runner due to an error,two more singles before Dan Uggla ended Cecil’s day with a three-run homer.
     The final line for Cecil was 5 1/3 innings, five runs, four earned on six hits with five strike outs on 88-pitches, 57 for strikes.
     Braves starter Jair Jurrjens lasted just one inning but for a different.  According to a team spokesman Jurrjens was suffering form discomfort in his right side.
     Jays 3B Jose Bautista did give the home team the early lead with a solo homer in the fourth to left center.  It was his third of the spring.
     The Jays travel to Ft. Myers on Friday for a night game against the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 PM.
     2B Aaron Hill (right quad) will stay back though and DH at least four times in a minor league game at the Cecil P. Englebert Complex in Dunedin.
     Jay’s manager John Farrell said of Hill’s progress, He came in feeling good after last night’s game, he had a bounce in his step today.”
     RHP Frank Francisco (right shoulder) who was penciled in as the closer at the start of spring camp, will start a throwing program on Sunday according to Farrell.  “We’re going to do the right thing by him,” said Farrell, “His arm is structurally sound.”

 

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