Jackson doubling down against opponents

Jackson doubling down against opponents

DENVER -- Conor Jackson has been double trouble of late for opposing pitchers.

The D-backs left fielder entered Wednesday's game having doubled in six consecutive games. Since May 14, eight of his nine hits have been doubles.

"Obviously, I'd like to string a few more multi-hit games in there," said Jackson. "Gap-to-gap is really the kind of hitter that I am and they're finding holes right now."

Jackson, who missed most of last season with Valley Fever, has not homered since April 14, 2009, a span of 170 at-bats heading into Wednesday. That was his lone homer of the year. His previous homer came on July 27, 2008, giving him one long ball over a span of 400 at-bats.

In the past, that kind of drought would have weighed on Jackson, but this year he seems more comfortable with the kind of hitter he is. It probably also helps that instead of hitting in the middle of the order as he had in the past, he has primarily hit first or second in the lineup.

"The type of hitter you are is the type of hitter you are," he said. "In the past, I've tried to hit home runs and it hasn't worked. It just brings me away from the type of hitter that I am. It is what it is. I try not to focus on other people's expectations. I'm my own worst critic."