3/3 Jacksons shine in intrasquad game

Jay Jackson faced the minimum over three innings in Saturday’s Cubs’ intrasquad game at HoHoKam Park, which ended in a 3-3 tie between the Blue and White teams. Joe Mather smacked a three-run homer in the fourth for the Blue team and Brett Jackson connected for the second straight day, hitting a leadoff homer in the third off lefty Chris Rusin, for the White.

Jay Jackson, who was 8-14 with a 5.34 ERA at Triple-A Iowa last year, struck out one in his efficient outing.

For Brett Jackson, it was the second straight day he led off an inning with a home run off a lefty. Should the Cubs expect another homer on Sunday?

“I don’t know about that,” he said.

Brett Jackson is projected to start the season at Iowa.

“Things I can control are what I do every day,” he said. “I’m not going to make the team right now, today, but every day is a piece to that puzzle. I’m going to keep working every day until that day comes [when he’s re-assigned] and when that day comes, I’ll keep working there. That’s my goal — I believe in big things for the Cubs and it’s something I want to be a part of and I’m going to work to be a part of it.”

— Carrie Muskat


The heat on the back of Soriano’s neck is Jackson’s breath. Only a matter of time before Epstein, Hoyer, Sveum and us fans DEMAND all around OUTFIELDERS and not just a homerun hitter that is playing LF because of a contract. Pay Soriano to play or sit, either way it’s money down the drain. If he sits (or is released) making room for Jackson victories will follow.

Let’s hope 2012 is just a transition year and things sort themselves out during the season so we will have a 2013 team that will care about winning and not just cashing in a contract.
I would love to see an Jackson,Szczur and Campana outfield with DeJesus or Byrd and 4th outfielder and an infield with Rizzo and Castro. Stewart and Barney could be in there if they prove themselves this year. And Castillo and Clevenger as our catchers.


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