Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Tuesday night was ugly. Edwin Jackson called it one of the worst starts of his career, and going by game score it was tied for the third worst since 2007. Either way it has been a rough last three months of pitching for Edwin Jackson. He finished last year with a 6.54 ERA in September and October, and now has followed that up with a 6.27 ERA to start his Cub career in April. Add into the mix is the fact that Matt Garza is hopefully two or three rehab starts away from rejoining the Cubs rotation, and Edwin Jackson is clearly pitching the worst of the five current Cubs starters. Is it time to panic about the most expensive Cubs arm? There were red flags with Edwin Jackson heading into this offseason. The whimper that his season ended was the first. The declining velocity was also noted by some including Brett Taylor at Bleacher Nation. Edwin Jackson also had one of the lowest BABIP of his career in 2012, and was still an over 4 ERA pitcher. 2013 has been a very different story for Edwin Jackson.
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