It’s always special to see a player get their first shot in the big leagues. Regardless of what team, you can’t help but root for them a little bit. Thankfully, Dodgers fans got to root for one of their own in Andre Jackson on Monday.
Jackson was forced into Major League duty a little early given the condition of the Dodgers starting staff. Just recently promoted up to Triple-A, Jackson made the jump to the big leagues and appeared in the game on Monday night. He did not disappoint.
The Dodgers number 22 prospect tossed 4 scoreless innings and punched out 5 batters to keep them in the game. Jackson also allowed 2 hits and issued 4 walks, clearly having some trouble with command in his first big league appearance.
Funny enough, Jackson’s 4 walks led to him becoming the first pitcher in the modern era to strike out 5, walk 4, and not allow a run in a relief appearance. That comes courtesy of Stats and makes for a pretty odd record for the Dodgers pitcher to hold.
But regardless, Jackson‘s name is in the record books! Congrats to the young hurler, and here’s to many more record-setting performances!