Brett Cecil RP TOR 5 days ago

Cecil (5-5) pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two in a 4-3 victory over the Orioles on Monday.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 2 weeks ago

Cecil picked up the loss, pitching 0.2 innings and striking out two and giving up an unearned run.

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Brett Cecil RP TOR 1 month ago

Cecil pitched a perfect inning, striking out one in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 3 months ago

Cecil pitched 1.1 innings, striking out two while giving up one hit in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

Since abdicating the closer role, Cecil has pitched pretty well, not giving up an earned run in either of his two appearances after giving up eight in his previous three. Cecil's strikeout totals have been strong all season, but his propensity for putting men on base makes him a risky proposition. Cecil's currently in the position as just another reliever until he regains the trust of the coaching staff means appearances will come with far less regularity.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 3 months ago

Cecil has been removed from the closer's role with the Blue Jays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Cecil has melted down in his last three outings, allowing two, two, and four earned runs in that span. His command had fallen off as well, walking multiple batters three times this month after walking two batters in all of May. Davis reports that Osuna may be in line to take over in the long run, but Steve Delabar would be called upon in a save situation Tuesday.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 3 months ago

Cecil took the loss on Sunday, surrendering four earned runs in 0.2 innings.

After only allowing one earned run between April 28 and June 10, Cecil has been a wreck of late. In his last six appearances, he's given up earned runs in five of them and watched his ERA nearly double from 3.00 to 5.96. Cecil's grasp on the closer role is quickly slipping through his hands; however, the Blue Jays have no natural replacement as the whole pen has struggled this season.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 3 months ago

Cecil notched his fifth save, despite allowing two runs on three hits in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win against Baltimore on Friday night. He struck out one.

After going 39 days without a save opportunity from early May until early June, the chances are starting to come but Cecil has been shaky of late. His ERA has now ballooned to 4.50, and he blew a save and took the loss in his last appearance. If the Jays decide to look at other options, there is no clear candidate. Roberto Osuna pitched well early in the season, but has struggled a bit recently. Steve Delabar might be a consideration, but he has a history of tough times against lefties. A dark horse possibility may be Liam Hendriks who has actually been their most reliable bullpen arm for most of the year.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 4 months ago

Cecil took the loss and a blown save Monday, allowing two runs in 0.2 innings.

Cecil allowed a bloop hit to Lucas Duda to score the game-tying run, and then Duda came around to score on a Wilmer Flores single off of Liam Hendricks. The blown save was Cecil's first since being installed as the closer in Toronto.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 4 months ago

Cecil pitched a perfect 11th inning Saturday, striking out one, to notch his fourth save of the season.

Finally, the save chances are starting to come Cecil's way, and so far he's been up to the task. He now has a solid 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 24:6 K:BB ratio in 20.1 innings on the season.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 4 months ago

Cecil allowed one run on one hit, walking two and striking out two over 1.1 innings to log his third save in the Jays' 13-10 win over Boston on Friday night.

Cecil has just three saves on the season, but that isn't really his fault as this was the first save opportunity presented by the Blue Jays in 39 days dating back to May 4. He made this one interesting, but he is secure in the closer's gig unless he starts coughing up leads as Toronto eventually provides him with more save chances.