Jackson (5-6) was the winning pitcher in Friday's 7-2 win over the Giants, allowing two runs on four hits while walking five and striking out five over six innings. Edwin "Suitcase" Jackson and the Padres maintained a lead for the entirety of the contest, and while the 33-year-old gave the Giants some life with a two-run fifth, the Padres offense picked up Jackson by quickly adding four runs in the bottom of the same inning to give the journeyman right-hander his second win in his last seven starts, and his second win against San Francisco since being acquired by the Padres in July.
Jackson went six innings Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts, but took a no-decision in a 3-2 loss to the Rockies. Jackson followed up his 11-strikeout performance against Boston with another quality start, keeping Colorado's potent offense in check. He's been up and down since joining San Diego's rotation in mid-July, posting a 5.21 ERA in 10 starts while allowing opponents to bat .271/.345/.450 against him. The depleted Padres don't have better alternatives, however, and will keep running the 33-year-old out there as long as he's healthy. Jackson will try to neutralize the Rockies again on Saturday at Coors Field.
Jackson (4-5) threw seven shutout innings with 11 strikeouts and allowed just four hits and two walks in Monday's win over the Red Sox. Since throwing seven shutout innings four starts ago against the Pirates, Jackson had been awful, having allowed 18 runs and four homers over just 11.1 innings. He rebounded in fantastic fashion, recording his first double-digit strikeout start of the season and holding down an American League playoff contender for seven innings. Jackson still owns a brutal 5.55 ERA and a 43:31 K:BB in 61.2 innings, but this marks a bright spot in an otherwise dark season.
Jackson (3-5) was roughed up again Tuesday, lasting just 2.2 innings while surrendering five runs on seven hits and three walks with no strikeouts. He took his third consecutive loss. Tuesday makes it three straight brutal starts for Jackson, who has allowed a whopping 18 earned runs in his last 11.2 innings pitched. The rough stretch has raised Jackson's ERA to 6.26 on the season and his WHIP to 1.68. On the bright side, Jackson was able to keep the ball in the yard Tuesday after serving up three long balls in his last start against the Cubs. With just a 32:29 K:BB ratio and the Padres in last place in the NL West, one wonders if the Padres won't give a young prospect a shot at starting in Jackson's place moving forward.
Jackson (3-4) allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts over five innings in a loss Monday to the Cubs. Jackson has lost three straight in brutal fashion after a promising start to his time in San Diego's rotation. He has now allowed 18 runs in just 14 innings his past three times out, with an ugly 12:10 K:BB in that span. The Cubs touched him up for three home runs Monday night, and that was his main problem his last time in the rotation in 2014 with the Cubs. That season, he surrendered 18 home runs in 140.2 innings (1.2 HR/9), a big factor in his awful 6.33 ERA.