9/16 Jackson, Sveum disagree
Edwin Jackson had an abbreviated outing that got even uglier once he was pulled from the game. Jackson gave up two runs over four innings, made a costly error, and most likely didn’t win his argument with manager Dale Sveum in the dugout. The right-hander was lifted after throwing 76 pitches in his shortest start since a three inning stint on May 23. Jackson gave up two runs on two hits and three walks, committed one of three errors in the game by the Cubs.
After he was replaced by pinch-hitter Brian Bogusevic in the fifth, Jackson was seen in the Cubs dugout having an animated discussion with Sveum. Bench coach Jamie Quirk, pitching coach Chris Bosio and a few players also were present. Jackson then went into the clubhouse.
Jackson and Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta began the day tied for the most losses in the National League with 15 each. Both also have turned in their share of quality starts — Jackson has 13 and Peralta 16. They are two of six NL pitchers to have at least 13 losses and at least 13 quality starts this year, joining the Phillies’ Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick, the Padres’ Eric Stults and the Giants’ Tim Lincecum.
Jackson was in line to tie the Astros’ Lucas Harrell for most losses in MLB.
– Carrie Muskat