3/18 Cubs 5, Padres 2

Edwin Jackson was the first Cubs pitcher to get three at-bats in a game. He cruised through a nearly effortless outing on Monday, throwing 76 pitches over six innings in the Cubs’ 5-2 win over the Padres. Dave Sappelt hit a three-run homer to lift the Cubs.

“I’m just trying to progress as the season goes on,” Jackson said. “I’m just trying to get closer to game mode as we get closer to the end of March, and I’m just trying to keep the ball rolling in a positive direction right on into the season.”

His goal is to make his infielders work.

“It’s hard to hit a home run on the ground so you try to keep the ball down,” Jackson said.

One thing he does have to work on is packing. Jackson wore jersey No. 82, not his assigned No. 36. He forgot that one.

“I was coming out as a new person to try out,” he said, joking about the mistake. “I had my bag packed an hour before, too. The number didn’t do me too bad.”

Usually No. 82 is reserved for Minor Leaguers or non-roster invitees. Will Jackson wear it again?

“I don’t know about that,” he said.

— Carrie Muskat


Very nice to see Jackson go 6 innings, only K 3 and still give up one run.
Even better is Sappelt, he is on a RBI roll right now. Hoping both keep it up.

Whoooo I finally see these wins coming! So proud of you guys! Keep playing like this and bring us some wins!🙂 haha

Hate to see Baez go. Hopefully he will be coming to Wrigley soon. If Castro can’t find his defensive concentration this year I would imagine that Baez could be a real good SS with his strong offense AND defensive concentration. AND he doesn’t spend his time pulling sunflower seeds out of his pocket when he should be catching the ball. Just sayin…..

Haha, yes Im also sad to see him go:/

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