Edwin Jackson knew first hand just how good the Cardinals offense can be. He's gotten a couple rough reminders lately.
The former Cardinals right-hander will look to slow one of the best offenses in the National League when the two collide in a key Game 3 Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington.
Jackson joined the Cardinals midway through last season and helped them win the 2011 World Series. Now he's hoping to help the Nationals do the same thing, but knows he'll have his work cut out for him from the first pitch on.
"It's a great hitting ball club," Jackson told reporters Tuesday. "Guys one through nine, they can hit the ball real well. You have to come out, be aggressive and not let those guys get comfortable and the starters, you pretty much set the tone for the bullpen, and if you can go out and you can dominate, you pretty much set the tone and allow the bullpen to come in and do their job and what they are capable of doing."