by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/14/2013) Cubs starter Edwin Jackson bounced back with his third win of the season Friday night against the Mets.
Jackson (3-8) allowed a run-scoring single to Daniel Murphy in the third inning for his only damage of the night. The right-hander surrendered one run on five hits and three walks while striking out seven in six innings pitched in a 6-3 win.
Jackson has allowed just two runs over his last 13 innings. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at St. Louis. He is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA in his last four career starts against the Cardinals.
Edwin Jackson gets rare win
by Jerry Palm | Bracketology Expert (6/9/2013) Cubs starter Edwin Jackson allowed one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings to win Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Jackson (2-8) threw 91 pitches, leaving for a pinch hitter in a tie game in the bottom of the seventh. Jackson struck out eight and lowered his ERA to 5.76.
Edwin Jackson suffers eighth loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/2/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson, who made his first start since May 23, suffered his eighth loss of the season Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Jackson (1-8) surrendered seven runs -- five earned -- on 12 hits and three walks while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings of an 8-4 defeat.
Jackson has allowed nine runs in his last 8 2/3 innings. He is scheduled to start June 9 against the Pirates at home. He permitted four runs in three innings of work in his previous meeting against Pittsburgh on May 23.
Edwin Jackson has outing washed away again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had his outing cut short by rain for the second straight time Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Jackson, who had his last start Thursday against the Pirates interrupted by rain, retired seven of the first eight batters he faced before the game was postponed due to severe thunderstorms.
"It's just one of those things," Jackson said. "Sometimes when you have a season like I'm having, that's how it is. You feel good and something happens, and you feel bad and something happens. It's kind of awkward -- back-to-back rainouts. That might be a first."
The Cubs have not altered their rotation, which leaves Jackson projected to make his next start Sunday at home against the Diamondbacks.
Cubs want more velocity from Edwin Jackson
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Cubs manager Dale Sveum told MLB.com Friday he wants to see pitcher Edwin Jackson throw with more conviction and be at maximum velocity throughout his entire outing.
Jackson allowed four runs on six hits in three innings as his start was cut short by rain Thursday afternoon. There have been no discussions about taking Jackson out of the rotation.
"You've got a commitment there. You've got to stick with the commitment and coach them and teach," Sveum said. "It's not like he's a kid. He's a veteran player. Sometimes you just have to do it yourself. People play in the big leagues a long time. Sometimes you just have to do the things to get better yourself."
Edwin Jackson roughed up again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson's Thursday start was cut short by rain, but it didn't look like he was long for the mound with the way he was pitching even before an hour and 47-minute rain delay.
Jackson surrendered six hits in the outing in just three innings, and ran into trouble in each of his first two innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the first inning, and then gave up two more runs on three more hits in the second.
Jackson settled down in the third inning with a pair of strikeouts, but the rain opened up and he had no chance to continue his outing. He finished with four runs allowed on six hits in three innings of work, with three strikeouts and one walk, while taking the loss in a 4-2 final.
Jackson's ERA rose to 6.11 in the start, while his record dropped to 1-7. Jackson is set to take the mound Tuesday against the White Sox.
Edwin Jackson loses despite best start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson was sharper than he has been all season Friday against the Mets, but it was still not enough to earn his second win as the Cubs fell, 3-2.
Jackson allowed a pair of solo home runs in the first and fourth inning, but that was all of the damage until the seventh, when he was chased with two outs after opposing starter Matt Harvey drove a single to left field to break a 2-2 tie. Jackson would earn the loss in the game as a result.
Jackson allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a walk, while striking out four batters. Despite throwing just his third quality start of the season, Jackson is now 1-6 on the season, with a 5.76 ERA. He will try to get back on the winning side in his next start, Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Edwin Jackson finally gets in win column
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson was finally able to get into the win column Saturday against the Nationals. Jackson, who made his eighth start, allowed two runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in an 8-2 win.
The right-hander retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced and even helped his cause at the plate as he ripped a two-run double off Stephen Strasburg in the fifth inning. He was pulled after throwing 88 pitches and finished with three strikeouts and two walks.
"It was definitely nice to get that monkey off my back. ... It felt about the same size as me," Jackson said.
Jackson will look to earn another win when he faces the Mets at home next Friday. The right-hander is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in four starts at Wrigley Field.
Edwin Jackson not a candidate for demotion
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) The Cubs can not be pleased with starter Edwin Jackson, who is 0-5 with a 6.39 ERA since joining the team on a four-year, $52 million contract. Even so, the team has no plans of putting him in the bullpen when Matt Garza is ready to return to the rotation in the next few weeks.
"Nah," manager Dale Sveum told the Chicago Tribune. "Obviously we're going to have to make some decisions, but I don't think he's going to be one of them that goes to the bullpen."
The team is not considering utilizing a six-man rotation, but it appears as if Jackson's spot is safe despite his poor performance.
Jackson, who signed a four-year, $52 million contract in the offseason, is 0-5 with a 6.39 ERA through seven starts.
"Not concerned at all," Hoyer said. "He has a really long track record of success. Frankly, his consistency has been one of his biggest strengths over the course of his career. So not concerned, but at the same time he does need to pitch better and start helping his team and he knows that."
With Matt Garza expected to return to the rotation in the near future, Hoyer was asked if Jackson could be moved to the bullpen.
"I don't even let myself think about having extra starters so there is no point in talking about it," Hoyer said. "We had these discussions in spring training when we had seven starters and it looked like (Travis) Wood and (Carlos) Villanueva would be in the bullpen, so there's not really any point in talking about a hypothetical. It always seems to take care of itself and we're a ways away from having to deal with that kind of issue."
Edwin Jackson continues to struggle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson endured another rough outing as he lost his fifth start of the season Sunday afternoon against the Reds.
Jackson (0-5), who made his seventh start of the season, allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings of work. He struck out five and walked one in 86 pitches, 51 strikes. He has yet to pitch past the sixth inning this season.
Jackson has a 6.39 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP. He is scheduled to start Saturday at Washington. He went 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA in his last 15 starts at Nationals Park as a member of his former club.
Edwin Jackson falls to 0-4
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson lost his fourth-straight decision Tuesday night against the Padres. He allowed eight runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in the 13-7 loss.
The right-hander allowed two runs in the second, one in the third and five in the fifth, when he was pulled for Kameron Loe after throwing 88 pitches, 54 for strikes.
Jackson (0-4) struck out six and walked two. He has a 6.27 ERA through six starts.
The 29-year-old will start Sunday against the Reds.
Edwin Jackson solid in no-decision
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson threw just 59 of his 100 pitches for strikes Thursday but was able to post a quality start against the Marlins, allowing three earned runs on five hits and four walks in six innings while striking out four in a 4-3 win.
Jackson has a mediocre 28:15 K:BB ratio to go along with a 4.76 ERA in 28 1/3 innings this year. He'll face the Padres at Wrigley Field Tuesday.
Edwin Jackson done in by defense in loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in Saturday's loss to the Brewers, but three errors (including one by Jackson) by the defense left him with one earned run in his six innings. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four but fell to 0-3.
Jackson takes a 4.84 ERA into a start Thursday against the Marlins in Miami.
Rain pushes Cubs' rotation back
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) With Wednesday's contest against the Rangers being postponed due to rain, the Cubs have pushed back their rotation.
Carlos Villanueva, who was scheduled for Wednesday's outing, will start Thursday's series finale against Texas.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson fanned nine but did not factor into the decision of Sunday's series finale against the Giants.
Jackson, who made his third start of the season, permitted a run on a passed ball in the first and allowed four more in the six before being pulled. The right-hander was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on five hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. He also walked four in 112 pitches, 63 strikes.
Jackson will carry a 6.06 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP heading into his next outing Friday night at Milwaukee. He surrendered five runs on eight hits in six innings of work in his previous start against the Brewers April 8.
Cubs set rotation for Giants' series
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Cubs have set their rotation for their upcoming series against San Francisco in the wake of Wednesday's postponed game against the Cubs, MLB.com reports.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson endured some command issues as he was pegged with the loss in Monday's home opener against the Brewers.
Jackson (0-2), who made his second start of the season, allowed four runs in the first, including a bases-clearing double to Martin Maldonado. He also gave up a run-scoring double to Ryan Braun in the second before settling down.
The right-hander was charged with five runs on eight hits in six innings of work in a 7-4 defeat. He struck out six and walked five in 101 pitches, 61 strikes.
Jackson, who has a 5.73 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP through two starts, will face the Giants at home Saturday afternoon. He allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings of work in his previous meeting against San Francisco last season while playing for the Nationals.
Edwin Jackson takes loss in Cubs debut
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013)Edwin Jackson made his debut for the Cubs Wednesday night against the Pirates but received little help from his teammates. He allowed two runs on three hits over five innings of work in the 3-0 loss.
The right-hander gave up all of his damage in the fourth when after Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI double and scored on an error by Starlin Castro.
Jackson also struck out five and walked one while throwing 92 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Edwin Jackson fans nine in spring closer
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson had an up and down outing to finish the spring Friday. Jackson struck out nine and seemed unhittable at times, but he still ended up surrendering five runs in four innings of work.
Jackson walked just one batter, but allowed five hits, three of which went for extra bases. He allowed a three-run home run in the second inning, the first he has allowed in the spring. Jackson's spring training ERA rose to 5.25 with the outing, however he more than doubled his previous strikeout total .
Jackson will make his first start of the regular season Wednesday against the Pirates. He limited the Pirates to just two runs in seven innings in a no decision in his lone start against them last season.
Edwin Jackson gearing up for regular season
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson made his fifth start of the Cactus League Saturday against the Angels. He allowed five runs on eight hits over five-plus innings. The right-hander also struck out two and did not walk a batter.
Jackson has a 4.05 ERA with eight strikeouts in 20 innings this spring. His final Cactus League outing is scheduled for Thursday.
“Health-wise, I feel pretty good,” Jackson told MLB.com. “If the season started tomorrow, I’d be confident where I am, and I feel I can go out and do what I need to do to help the team win.”
Edwin Jackson quality against Padres
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson turned in a quality start in Monday's Cactus League game against the Padres. He allowed one run on three hits over six innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked one, lowering his spring ERA to 2.40.
Jackson, who signed a four-year deal with Chicago in the offseason, went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts for Washington last year.
Carlos Villanueva makes opening day rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish out the Pirates' series. Scott Feldman will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Villanueva, who will be replacing the injured Matt Garza (lat) in the rotation, is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in three spring starts (7 2/3 innings).
Scott Feldman to pitch in second series
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish the series. Scott Feldman will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Feldman, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 2.14 WHIP in three spring starts (seven innings).
Travis Wood to pitch in first series
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish the series. Scott Feldman will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Wood is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in four spring outings (one start). He also has 11 strikeouts in 12 innings.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish the series. Scott Feldman will open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Jackson, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in three spring starts.
Jackson going deeper for Cubs
(3/13/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson made his longest start of the Cactus League on Wednesday against the Rockies. He allowed one run on three hits over five innings of work. Jackson also struck out two and walked one. "It's definitely a start where you take it in a positive direction," Jackson told MLB.com. "We have a few more weeks left, and this is around the time where people start to pick up the tempo a little bit and they're more aggressive."
Jackson a little wild vs. Brewers
(3/3/2013) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson made his second start of the Cactus League on Sunday against the Brewers. He allowed two runs on two hits and three walks over two innings of work. The right-hander also struck out one in the 4-3 loss. "It was one of those days in spring training when you feel pretty good and you want to let it go, but you don't control the tempo like you should," said Jackson, who went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA for Washington last season. "It was a matter of finding the tempo and you have to do a good job of slowing it down."
Jackson makes Cubs debut
(2/26/2013) After signing a four-year, $52 million contract in the offseason, Edwin Jackson made his debut for the Cubs in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies. The right-hander worked two scoreless innings, giving up two hits. Jackson threw all eight of his pitches for strikes in the no-decision. Today was pretty much evaluation, and see where I am, Jackson told MLB.com. Its all mental. You keep the ball down and you execute pitches and everything is pretty much good and you can have a lot of success with the ball down in the zone.
Cubs buy into Jackson for four
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/20/2012) The Cubs and starting pitcher Edwin Jackson agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal Thursday. The Cubs were considered the front-runners for Jackson's services in recent days, though the Rangers and Padres had both expressed interest. Jackson went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 31 starts for the Nationals last year.
New clubs in on Jackson
(12/18/2012) ESPN.com reported Tuesday that the Rangers and the Cubs have expressed interest in signing pitcher Edwin Jackson. The right-hander had been negotiating with the Padres but the club refused to offer Jackson a fourth year.
Jackson, Padres talking deal
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/16/2012) ESPN.com reports that the Padres have been in contract negotiations with free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. The two parties are working towards a three-year deal. Jackson pitched for the Nationals in 2012, and he compiled a 10-11 record with a 4.03 ERA.