Brett Cecil didn't need to buy a present for Mother's Day because 8 innings of shutout baseball was gift enough for his mother and the Toronto Blue Jays.
For all his great work, Cecil picked up his first big league win by shutting out the Oakland A's and limiting them to a mere 5 hits. I was glad to see that Cito Gaston decided to let Jason Frasor and Jesse Carlson finish off the game. Cecil's pitch count was only at 104 and he probably could have come back to finish the 9th, but after Scott Downs almost let a late-inning lead slip away yesterday, Cito chose to play it safe.
Congratulations Brett, your mother would be proud.