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:
He kept the ball away from both lefties and righties:
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:
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.