You can tell how good a game is when they show the Blue Angels flying overhead more than the game.
To say Edwin Jackson had a bad game is a bit of an understatement. He was brutal. I’d like to think that while he was on the bench marvelling in the deconstruction of the Brewers that took place the two nights before by Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada that Edwin simply got to the mound, looked at the white sphere in his hand and said, “What do I do with this thing?”
If Edwin Jackson was sitting at the head of the class watching Hendricks and Wada give instructions on the mechanics of the game, he failed miserably.
“At the end of the day, you can’t be on the mound thinking about mechanics,” Edwin Jackson said. “It doesn’t allow you to throw quality pitches or have the effectiveness on your pitches as you normally would. If you get too mechanical, you’re kind of out there like a robot, like I was thinking about way too many things instead of simplifying: see the ball down, see the glove and throw the pitch.”
Yesterday, the Cubs lost 6-2 at the hands of the Brewers. Sure, critics can say that there weren’t any hits. Where’s the run support, but the hits were 9-5. The Cubs lost yesterday because their fifty million dollar arm just couldn’t get it done.
So, what are the Cubs going to do with Jackson? The experiment has failed and you can’t say Theo Epstein didn’t give him a chance. I mean, the guy has played all over the league. What does that tell you?
There’s not many times when I scream for players to be traded or demoted or whatever the heck they have to do with him but the fact that is on every passionate Cubs fans mind right now is, “He won’t be here next year.”