Posted by: Jeremy | June 16, 2010

Padres get to Cecil, even series


Cunningham's grand slam gave San Diego an early lead

Even the best have gotta get roughed up ever now and then, I guess. Brett Cecil didn’t even have so much of a bad night in the Jays’ 8-2 loss to the Padres yesterday as much as he made one bad pitch in one rough inning: Aaron Cunningham got to the lefty with a second-inning grand slam, accounting for four of the five runs Cecil gave up over six innings in his first loss in six starts.

Cecil entered having not given up more than two runs in a start since May 14, a string in which he’d given up just six earned in 36 1/3 innings over five outings. His performance didn’t really matter this time though, since his mates only managed to scrap out five hits in another ugly offensive night, something that’s becoming a growing trend on the current trip. Adam Lind managed Toronto’s only extra-base hit — a third-inning double — and came around on an Alex Gonzalez single a couple batters later. Lyle Overbay followed with a single to knock in the Jays’ only other run of the game.

The loss drops the Jays to 2-6 on the road trip, with the finale set for San Diego tonight at 6:30. Ricky Romero (5-3, 3.29) gets the ball for Toronto, with Kevin Correia (5-4, 4.99) doing the honours for the Padres.

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