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Brett Cecil scratched after blender accident

Sep 16, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

Brett Cecil; AP

Perhaps it’s not quite as embarrassing as Jeremy Affeldt losing to some frozen hamburgers, but what it is with left-handers and kitchen accidents lately?

Brett Cecil was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night after suffering a cut on his left index finger while cleaning his blenderDustin McGowan will take his spot against the Yankees.

Incredibly enough, it’s Cecil’s second household accident of the year.  He was similarly injured while cutting chicken during spring training.

Fortunately, Cecil is expected to miss just the one start.  Less fortunate is that because the Blue Jays sent him down earlier this year, he won’t yet be arbitration eligible this winter, which means he’s probably still another year away from getting himself a maid.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    He is a lefty! What else do you need to know?

    • zakharovsa - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

      I wish I could thumbs down this 1000 times. Lefties for life, brotha.

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:10 PM

      They should just issue those guys chain mail butcher’s gloves right out of spring training they way their going down to the ginsu.

      • Old Gator - Sep 17, 2011 at 2:16 PM

        Then there was Bob Ojeda. First he cuts his finger off. Then the boating accident. Typical lefty indeed. Aside from having your most functional middle finger on the window side of your car when you’re driving in Macondo, I can’t see the use of being a southpaw at all.

  2. zakharovsa - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Don’t pin this on lefties – Freddy Garcia went on the DL following a knife injury in the kitchen!

  3. yankeesfanlen - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Poor guy- Having a few Margaritas before facing the Universe?

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:27 PM

      Ah. Len. There you are. My old foe. Your boys prepared for battle? McGowan this time, not Cecil. Advantage Beaver Men. My sources inform me that a big bowl of cereal will be buried behind the pitching rubber tonight. Cap’n Crunch will be distracted. Also we have Rasmus. Bet your pinstripes are quivering in fear, eh?

      • damnyankee13 - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:32 PM

        we’re so scared its unbelievable> He, is ring#28 polished and ready yet? Thats how scared we are.

      • Mark - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:52 PM

        Now if Farrell would be kind enough to lead off with a non-replacement level hitter (I’m looking at you, Mike McCoy) and put in a #2 hitter who might actually get on base for Bautista, I’d be a little more confident. I’m sure Thames 264 OBP vs LHP is really scaring Sabathia…

        Although, I guess that’s not totally Farrell’s fault, given that the Jays don’t have any RH OF bats on the bench or a quality backup MI. Still, leading off with Mike McCoy is just brutal.

        But hey, Lawrie is back, so all is right with the world again.

      • yankeesfanlen - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM

        cur – Hope Rasmus doesn’t bring his dad to this affair, they may both spontaneously combust. ARod is being too left alone anymore it seems.
        Tonight, CC will stand for Crumbling Canadians (except Russell, we need him or have to use Grumpy)

      • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM

        “Crumbling Canadians” is it? Well, I’m not wishing ill on Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr , no sir! But, should a ginsu slip and maybe nick his pinky on throwing hand or damage a cuticle enough to get him on the bench so that Grumpy has to go, well this beaver wrestler isn’t going to be too upset. C’mon Len, surely you want the fab 4 out there, don’t you? One last fling for Grumpy, Jeets, Tex, and ARod; the team supreme. You can’t lose with those guys. You just can’t. Look what they’re getting paid, they must be studs.

        Meantime, Lawrie has had the oak slivers removed, and will be hoping for revenge against the Legion Of Aging Catchers so my boys got that going for them. So, all in all, Posada catching tonight is what I, and the rest of the right thinking viewing public, want to see. You too, right?

  4. bloodysock - Sep 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Shell out the four or five bucks and hit Jamba Juice.

  5. dailyrev - Sep 16, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    He was trying to do the Will it Blend? guy’s act (google or youtube it if you don’t know about him, some of it’s actually very funny). With a baseball.

  6. dailyrev - Sep 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    actually he did that one:

  7. cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Looks like young Drabek will get to go tonight, too. They just announced he’ll get a clean inning after McGowan is done. Man, this is scary. Throwing the chilluns to the wolves now, eh Mr. Farrell?

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:14 PM

      Yankees down 1,2, 3 in the 1st. I can start breathing again.

      • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:18 PM

        McCoy with a lead of hit! Keep talkin’ smack about him Mark, it’s working…

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      Bautista just broke an 0 for 18 against Cap’n Crunch. Wooo, JB! Works out too. EE with the RBI. Was that an E5? Irony.

  8. proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Wow! The cookie monster seems to have gotten fatter than I remember. First run to the Jays.

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:23 PM

      Sugary cereal will do that. Him and Panda need to travel with a chef.

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 7:33 PM

      Man, JB is the stud, eh? Hell of a throw and a hell of a tag. Can’t say enough about Bauitsita and clearly we can’t but heap the scorn on McCoy because he’s making us eat our words.

  9. cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Whew! Adam Lind opposite field double. 3 RBI. I was afraid that one run was all they would get on CC.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 8:54 PM

      Sabathia’s pitch count is 100 after 5 innings. This is not a quality start.

      • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 9:02 PM

        Just what I was hoping would happen; took a lot of pitches, forced him to pitch a lot and get into the bull pen sooner rather than later. On the flip side looks like the Beaver Pen is now in the game. Hagar Litsch struggling to get rid of Swisher. Typical; nibbling on the corners after getting popped for double by Cano, now a single by Swisher. Tied. Rats. Beaver pen sucks.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 9:23 PM

        No 20th win of the season for Sabathia. He was outpitched by McGowan.

  10. proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Great win by the Jays.

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 10:32 PM

      Yup. Earlier today I wrote highly of Jose Molina. Looks like those words were justified. A very dignified 1 out, bottom of the 9th, game winning, walk off single. As a faux Molina, I Cur “El Guacho” Molina68 am filled with faux-family pride.

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