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