Edwin Jackson P ATL 2 days ago

Jackson appears likely to start Wednesday against the Marlins, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

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Edwin Jackson P ATL 2 months ago

Jackson imploded Monday, allowing four runs in one relief inning.

Jackson has been mostly effective out of the bullpen for the Cubs, allowing just two earned runs since May 9 before his bad outing Monday. Jackson owns a 3.30 ERA through 30 innings of relief this season.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 2 months ago

Jackson pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Kyle Hendricks on Friday.

After years of disappointing results, Jackson may have finally found his niche, though he's only pitching a couple of times a week. In the last month he's made just nine appearances, covering 14.1 innings. In that span he has a 1.26 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 10:4 K:BB ratio.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 4 months ago

Jackson earned the win Friday with a scoreless inning against the Pirates.

Though he walked two in the appearance, it was certainly better than Jackson's last two times on the mound. In four appearances in May, covering 3.2 innings, he's given up five hits, six runs, and has walked four. That's the Edwin Jackson we know and love.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 4 months ago

Jackson was unable to retire any of the three batters he faced Thursday, giving up two hits, a walk, and an unearned run.

Jackson came into Thursday's game practically perfect in 2015, as both the run and walk were his first of the year. That said, we're talking about arguably the worst starter in the National League last year, so don't expect the transition to the bullpen to go smoothly.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 5 months ago

Jackson made his first appearance of the season Friday, pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Jackson had started 247 games since 2007, but this was just his fifth relief appearance during that span. He struck out two and gave up just one hit. He's likely to stay in the bullpen unless injuries strike the Cubs' rotation.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 5 months ago

Jackson will pitch out of the bullpen to start the season, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Jackson, who has lost a whopping 33 games over the past two seasons, did little in spring training to erase the memory of his recent struggles, giving up nine earned runs on 19 hits in 15.1 Cactus League innings. Travis Wood and Kyle Hendricks will round out the Cubs' rotation, while Jackson looks to revive his career in a relief role.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 5 months ago

Jackson struck out three and gave up one hit in 4.2 scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

A lot better than last time. Jackson gave up eight runs in his last appearance and didn't even make it to the game on time because he got lost. He's in a tight race with Travis Wood for the last spot in the Cubs' rotation, but knows that Sunday's start doesn't resolve anything. "It's not going to be judged off one start," Jackson said after the game. Manager Joe Maddon expects one pitcher to hold the job outright, rather than have the two share the job. Sunday's game notwithstanding, Wood probably still has the edge.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 5 months ago

Jackson gave up eight runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings against Oakland on Tuesday.

Strangely enough, Jackson was supposed to start the game but he got lost on the way, so he came into the game in the second inning. His performance - both in his car and on the mound - might cost him what little chance he had of winning a spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will start Wednesday, and a good showing could win him the job.

Edwin Jackson P ATL 5 months ago

Jackson and Travis Wood are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Jackson has a sparkling 1.00 ERA in nine innings this spring, but before you get too excited, six of the seven runs he's alowed have been unearned. Neither pitcher has much upside for 2015.