Friday, April 11, 2008

For E Jax, It's About Time.

How do you finish high school with a sub 5 ERA, have more control issues than Mitch Vaughn, and still become a high draft prick, easy, just throw consistently in the mid 90's. For the past three seasons Edwin Jackson has been trying to prove to the world and himself that he can be the big league pitcher that GM's have been drooling over since the first time he took the mound. Yet, this year more then ever had to be the season to put up or shut up. Since he was first claimed by the Dodger's all you kept hearing about was this kids potential, how, if he could just hit his spots the sky was the limit. Well I don't know if it's experience, the fact that the Rays are starting anew, or maybe it is because he is out of options. Regardless of the reason E-Jax has come out of his corner swinging hard to start the season. Granted it has only been two starts but for the first time we are seeing a glimpse of what Rays fans every where were dying to see, the flame throwing bad ass that this organization desperately needs. In his first two games Jackson has gone 14 innings, giving up only seven hits, surrendered only one run. It's great to see him get off to such a great start and hopefully this is the confidence boost Edwin needs to help carry this team out of the cellar.

2 comments:

ASponge said...

I completely agree. I've been waiting on Jackson to come along for 3 years now. This is such a good start.

bryce adams said...

What I really want to see is this kind of stuff along side a healthy Kaz and a chilled out Garza