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Sunday
Apr032011

Jackson on the Corners

Edwin Jackson pitched well in his first start for the White Sox this season.  He allowed just two earned runs over six innings, recording seven strikeouts.  Part of his success was avoiding the middle of the plate:

Edwin Jackson against the Indians, April 2, 2010.He kept the ball away from both lefties and righties:

Edwin Jackson against Indians left handed batters, April 2, 2010.Edwin Jackson against Indians right handed batters, April 2, 2010.Jackson did not pitch that well at the start of 2010 with the Diamondbacks.  When he came over to Chicago, he did a better job of keeping the ball down.  It's his pitches up that get him in trouble:

Edwin Jackson, In Play Average, 2010.If Jackson can combine his 2010 ability to keep the ball down with his 2011 start of keeping the ball on the corners, he could end up with a very successful season.

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