Bits: Edwin Jackson looking like an ace
Updated: April 8, 2011, 11:26 AM ETBy Eric Karabell
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld stole three bases Thursday, placing him among the league leaders from one game. Alas, he didn't score any runs, as the winless Rays have tallied just eight runs in six games. Fuld's speed and on-base skills could earn him playing time, not over Manny Ramirez, but over struggling Matt Joyce and Dan Johnson, who are now a combined 2-for-41. Fuld is past prospect status at age 29, but he did steal more than 20 bases each of the past two Triple-A seasons.
Former Rays right-hander Edwin Jackson fanned 13 of those Rays on Thursday, earning his second win of the season. Jackson is looking like the Chicago White Sox ace so far, with an MLB-leading 20 strikeouts. But he needs to show consistency; last season he threw 20 wild pitches and his WHIP was 1.39.
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