Posted by: Jeremy | June 26, 2009

Jays fall to Reds, look to bounce back against Phils


Not Brett Cecil's kind of night

Not Brett Cecil's kind of night

Well, the Jays didn’t get the sweep they were looking for against Cincinnati, losing 7-5 in the finale of the three-game series. Brett Cecil didn’t have it, though it may have been a different story had Adam Lind not turned Joey Votto’s routine fly ball into an RBI double with two down in the top of the first. The debacle gave the Reds their first run, and a double, walk and another double later made it a 4-0 game. Oh well, nice to see Toronto fight back and tie things up, but surprise, surprise, the bullpen lets another one get away.

The Phillies are in town to start a three-game set tonight, with Ricky Romero (4-3, 3.59) and Cole Hamels (4-3, 4.24) butting heads on the mound.

Oh yeah, I’ll leave with fun fact: Can you guess the toughest player in the majors to double up? If you guessed anyone other than Rod Barajas, you’re wrong. That’s right — the Jays’ speedy catcher has yet to ground into a double play in 209 at-bats this season, according to the package of obscure stats I picked up from the Jays last night. Scott Rolen, who happens to be amazing (is anyone else crazy about this guy?), has also gounded into just one in 233 at-bats. Alex Rios, by the way, is tied for second in the American League with 13 double plays (I added the one he hit into last night).

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