Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Edwin Jackson works opposite a San Francisco Giants in a initial inning of a round diversion Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Edwin Jackson thinks his new place in round story has as many to do with his repute as it does his repertoire.
Nearly 16 years after Jackson finished his large joining debut, both are still holding up.
Jackson became a initial actor in vital joining story to play for 14 teams when he finished his Toronto Blue Jays entrance and pitched 5 innings though a preference in a 4-3 detriment to a San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
“It says we have a lot of perseverance,” Jackson said. “I’m not one to give in. we feel like out of those 14 teams, some of those teams have had situations that would substantially make people wish to go home and quit and cry. For me, a worse it gets a harder we work and a harder we come to infer myself that we can come get outs in a vital leagues.”
The 35-year-old right-hander authorised 3 runs — dual warranted — and 6 hits in 5 innings. He struck out two, walked one, strike a beat and left after 77 pitches with a measure 3-3.
Toronto acquired Jackson from Oakland on Saturday for $30,000. He began his reign with his new group by throwing an 88 mph knife that Joe Panik took for a called strike.
“We were meditative about 80 to 90 and he gave us 77,” Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. “He kept us in a game. He did a good job. He’s going to give we all he’s got any time he takes a mound, like he did today.”
Jackson had been tied with Octavio Dotel for many teams. Jackson concluded final month to a teenager joining agreement with a A’s and was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 3 teenager joining starts.
In further to a Blue Jays and Athletics, Jackson has played for a Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Arizona, a Chicago White Sox, St. Louis, Washington, a Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, Miami, San Diego and Baltimore. He won a World Series pretension with a Cardinals in 2011.
“If we was one of those guys that was a bother to a hall afterwards it wouldn’t feel as great,” Jackson said. “But meaningful that a name that I’ve left behind for myself, on a margin stuff, off a field, there’s not too many people that have a lot of bad things to contend about me. In that courtesy it feels great. The celebrity gives me a possibility to have an event to play with a team. Now we have to go get it done.”
Brandon Crawford strike a tiebreaking home run in a sixth off Ryan Tepera (0-2) after going 0 for 2 opposite Jackson.
“He’s always been a tough at-bat for me,” Crawford said. “Threw me a nasty knife in my second at-bat, and has always churned speeds with his slider and changeup.”
Toronto has 4 starting pitchers on a harmed list, including right-handers Clay Buchholz (shoulder) and Matt Shoemaker (out for a deteriorate after knee surgery), and left-handers Ryan Borucki (elbow) and Clayton Richard (right knee).
Jackson, who finished his 306th large joining start, is 104-123 in 17 large joining seasons.
He gets paid during a rate of a $2 million income while in a majors and can acquire $500,000 in opening bonuses formed on starts: $150,000 any for 15 and 18, and $200,000 for 20.
Mark Melancon (1-0) pitched out of a first-and-third, no-outs jam in a sixth for a win. Will Smith struck out a side in a ninth to sojourn ideal in 11 save chances.
Aramís García also homered for San Francisco.
Toronto leadoff hitter Brandon Drury singled and scored 3 runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. walked and had an RBI groundout in 4 image appearances, one day after a 20-year-old apropos a third-youngest actor to strike his initial dual vital joining home runs in a same game.
Freddy Galvis strike an RBI double in a first, though Jackson gave adult a run-scoring double to Pablo Sandoval in a bottom half. García strike a two-run homer in a second after right fielder Billy McKinney forsaken Kevin Pillar’s brief fly round for an error.
Giants starter Shaun Anderson also gave adult 3 runs — dual warranted — in 5 innings though authorised only dual hits. He threw a run-scoring furious representation in a third and authorised Guerrero’s restraining grounder in a fifth.
“We didn’t play a best invulnerability and they got a integrate of inexpensive runs though altogether we suspicion he did a good job,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Couldn’t get a strike to blow it open though he did his job.”
Toronto LHP Thomas Pannone was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after going 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in 14 games for a Blue Jays. RHP David Phelps and Shoemaker were eliminated to a 60-day IL. Toronto also claimed RHP Jimmy Cordero off of waivers from Washington and optioned him to Buffalo. Cordero has not pitched in a majors this season. The 27-year-old was 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA in 22 games with a Nationals in 2018.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was complacent given of a bruise right knee. With an off day Thursday, a wish is that a inflammation in Belt’s knee will go down. … RHP Johnny Cueto (Tommy Jogn surgery) is approaching to chuck a 40-pitch bullpen Saturday in Arizona.
Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (1-6, 3.12 ERA) creates his second true start opposite a White Sox when Toronto starts a four-game array in Chicago on Thursday. Stroman authorised 3 runs in 6 1/3 innings and took a detriment on Saturday.
Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 3.51) pitches opposite Arizona on Friday for a initial time given 2017. Samardzija has struggled this deteriorate and has finished it past 5 innings twice in 8 starts.