3/28 Jackson ready for season
On Sept. 9, 2003, Edwin Jackson made his Major League debut in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks. He was pitching for the Dodgers at that time. That’s more than 10 years ago.
On Friday, Jackson had his best spring outing in his last start before the regular season, facing the Diamondbacks again at Chase Field. The right-hander gave up one hit over four scoreless innings and struck out two.
“It’s the last game to really go in and fine tune things before we get started officially,” Jackson said. “I just wanted to end on a positive note going into the season. I’m feeling pretty good and just came out throwing strikes.”
The right-hander led the National League in losses last year with 18, and was eager to start with a clean slate.
“I’m excited,” Jackson said. “Last year was a crazy year and it wasn’t a year I wanted to have. I’m going to go out and play the way I know I can play. I haven’t lost any confidence — I never lost any confidence last year. It was a tough season but at the end of the day, I came in the clubhouse, the same person, day in and day out. I’m ready to go out and show what I can do.”
— Carrie Muskat