If Major League Baseball were Little League, and I were the helicopter parent of, say, Kansas City's Luke Hochevar, I would be upset and bitter that the coaches of the Washington Nationals conspired to get all the good pitchers on their team. Also, I'd be totally ashamed of my son a 6.57 ERA, Luke? Papa doesn't love you anymore. Maybe he never did.
Let's start with Edwin Jackson. On Monday night, he faced the Toronto Blue Jays in a battle of capital cities. Unless Toronto isn't Canada's capital city, in which case I don't really have an angle here. Regardless, the Blue Jays are one of the most potent offenses in the American League. They've scored 296 runs in a division (AL East) with a plethora of good-to-great pitchers. What did Jackson do? Eight innings, four hits, two runs.