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14:55  16 may  2019
14:55  16 may  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Edwin Jackson relishing 14-club journey as Blue Jays stint begins

Edwin Jackson relishing 14-club journey as Blue Jays stint begins On Wednesday, Edwin Jackson’s jersey collection will grow a little more, as the 35-year-old will play for his 14th big-league team when he debuts for the Blue Jays, breaking a tie with fellow journeyman Octavio Dotel. The post Mike Board: Roughnecks’ playoff run, key players and the NLL Cup Finals appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Edwin Jackson will start for the @ BlueJays today in San Francisco. Toronto will be the 14th team for which Jackson has played, setting an MLB The Blue Jays will represent Jackson ' s 14th team. He's also pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Edwin Jackson works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in San Will Smith struck out the side in the ninth to remain perfect in 11 save chances. Toronto acquired Jackson from Oakland on Saturday for ,000.

Blue Jays strike out in San Fran in Jackson’s record start© Ben Margot In his first start after a minor trade with the A’s, Edwin Jackson gave the Jays five innings, throwing 47 of 77 pitches for strikes.

Edwin Jackson strung together five innings in his Blue Jays debut, but what was a feel-good moment for the 35-year-old right-hander ended in a no-decision as Toronto lost 4-3 in San Francisco on a sixth-inning solo homer from Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.

The homer came off Jays reliever Ryan Tepera, only the second he’s given up this season.

Jackson’s performance was so-so — six hits (five for extra bases), three runs (two earned), two strikeouts and a walk — but special nonetheless. He became the only player in major-league history to suit up for 14 different teams, breaking a tie with retired reliever Octavio Dotel at 13. Former Jays outfielder Matt Stairs is one of three others — along with pitchers Mike Morgan and Ron Villone — who played for 12 clubs.

Jackson plays for record 14th team, Blue Jays lose to Giants

Jackson plays for record 14th team, Blue Jays lose to Giants SAN FRANCISCO — Edwin Jackson thinks his new place in baseball history has as much to do with his reputation as it does his repertoire. Nearly 16 years after Jackson made his big league debut, both are still holding up. Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut and pitched five innings without a decision in a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. "It says I have a lot of perseverance," Jackson said. "I'm not one to give in. I feel like out of those 14 teams, some of those teams have had situations that would probably make people want to go home and quit and cry.

Blue Jays ' Edwin Jackson makes history by playing for 14th team. The Athletics traded Jackson to Toronto last week, and the 35-year-old made his Starting Wednesday' s game against the Giants in San Francisco, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Edwin Jackson set a league record by playing for

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Pani (left) tags out Toronto Blue Jays Billy McKinney as he Jackson had been tied with Octavio Dotel for most teams. Jackson agreed last month to a minor-league contract Jackson , who made his 306th big league start , is 104-123 in 17 big league seasons.

  • Driving in Drury: Leadoff hitter Brandon Drury scored all three runs for the Jays. He was driven home by a Freddy Galvis double in the first, trotted home on a wild pitch in the third and scored on an error on a Vlad Guerrero Jr. grounder in the fifth. The Jays didn’t score after that, facing a Giants bullpen that’s second in the National League with a 3.62 ERA and just two blown saves.
  • Teoscar’s sombrero: Teoscar Hernandez struck out in all four plate appearances, lowering his average to .189. Time could be running short for the Blue Jays left fielder to deliver on his offensive talent. It will be interesting to see what the Jays do in June if Hernandez continues to struggle at the plate.
  • Double trouble: In the sixth inning, the Jays failed to score after putting runners on first and third and none out. After singles by Randal Grichuk and Galvis, Hernandez struck out. Billy McKinney then stepped to the plate in what looked like a perfect situation for a safety squeeze bunt — something manager Charlie Montoyo likes to keep as an option. McKinney squared to bunt on the first pitch, but let it go for a ball. He worked the count to 2-and-0, then swung away and grounded into a double play — first to home. It’s a cardinal sin in baseball to make the last out of an inning at home plate, and begged the question: Why didn’t the Jays have McKinney bunt at 2-and-0, since he was likely to see a strike? Montoyo was giving McKinney one chance to drive the ball and possibly clear the bases. It didn’t pay off.
  • Vlad watch: Guerrero Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, after stroking the first two home runs of his career in a 7-3 Blue Jays victory on Tuesday night at Oracle Park. After the first-inning free pass Wednesday, he had reached base 10 times in a stretch of 15 at-bats.
  • Up next: The Jays visit the Chicago White Sox for a four-game series starting Thursday.

Mark Zwolinski is a sports reporter based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @markzwol

Guerrero Jr. homers again, Blue Jays beat White Sox 5-2.
CHICAGO — Following a slow start, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is showing why he's one of the top prospects in the majors. Guerrero hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday. Guerrero has hit all four of his homers in the past six games and is 7 for 21 with nine RBIs during that span. The 20-year-old didn't homer in his first 13 games after making his debut in late April. "Like I always say, I don't try to hit homers," Guerrero said through a translator. "I just try to put good contact on the ball, and we'll see what happens." Guerrero's two-run drive broke a 1-all tie in the eighth inning.

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