SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Mackanin's body language said it all after this one. There were reasons to feel good about the Phillies' 12-9 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night (see Instant Replay). And there were reasons to not feel so good. "It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win and I'll take it," the exasperated manager said. "I'm happy. I don't look happy, but I am." Mackanin was happy because his club snapped a six-game losing streak and won for the first time in 12 games this season in the state of California. He was happy because his team's struggling offense produced 12 runs. But he was not happy that his club had so much trouble putting the game away. The Phils took a 12-4 lead
Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson is the ideal journeyman in the MLB. The 33-year-old right hander has pitched for 12 different teams in 15 seasons. For each of the teams Jackson has pitched for, he has displayed inconsistency on the mound as he sports a 4.36 career ERA. Jackson, who helped the Nationals win a division title in 2012, has played for six teams since 2015. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles back in April and played for their Triple-A team before making three appearances out of the bullpen. When the Nationals started seeing some of their players hit the disabled list, especially starting pitcher Joe Ross, the team picked up Jackson, who was designated for assignment
Originally posted on MASN | Last updated 8/20/17 Jonathan Schoop emphasized that the Orioles need to string together wins following a 5-1 loss to the Angels.