BALTIMORE — It took Austin Jackson a day to get his ft under him, but the Mariners new leadoff hitter made his tag in Saturdays 6-3 victory over the Orioles as he reached base three times and also scored a pair of runs.
The Pirates and priests didnt add a big bopper in Wednesdays non-waiver Trade Deadline, but they do pick up a quality center fielder in Jackson, who helped the particular a potent Tigers club going back several years and now intends to conduct the same in Seattle.
The Ocean adventurers know a player like Knutson can affect a lot of things.
If we get a male like Austin Jackson on the bases, its going to be a good thing,In said Dustin Ackley, who has been hitting behind the fleet 27-year-old inside lineup. Youre going to see good pitches because hes a new threat on the bases. It helps all around.
Ackley and Jackson got on base a combined six times as well as scored five runs on Thursday.
Thats how you win games, any time guys get on base on top of the lineup, mentioned Robinson Cano. Its a chance for not only everyone, but youve got [Kendrys] Morales and [Kyle] Seager. It is a chance for us to acquire games, and I think they understand that will.
Cano feels the addition of Jackson, Morales in addition to Chris Denorfia will pay dividends about the stretch.
Denorfia can hit. Hes a gamer. I like him, Cano said. And you have Jackson, another righty. So we dont have to have eight lefties in the lineup and something righty any more. I think were superior now.
Manager Lloyd McClendon was Jacksons hitting coach in Detroit the previous four years, and that he feels the center fielder is just going into his prime at Twenty seven.
I think hes at a stage now where hes near being that complete two-way player which is going to hit .300, 15 household runs, score 100 [runs] along with drive in 70 from the leadoff spot, McClendon said. And this is a pretty good leadoff hitter. Its just just a few doing it consistently. Thats the following step for him, just to end up being that consistent player yearly.