D-backs decide to start Jackson Friday

D-backs decide to start Jackson Friday

ST. LOUIS -- Three days after throwing 149 pitches in his no-hitter against the Rays, Edwin Jackson said his arm felt like it does after any start.

"I'm feeling normal," the NL's Pitcher of the Week said.

That may be the case, but the D-backs are going to give him some extra time before he makes his next start. Rather than pitch Wednesday against the Cardinals, Jackson will get a couple of extra days and instead get the ball on Friday, when the team returns to Arizona to play host to the Dodgers.

Most pitchers ice their arms after their starts, but Jackson said he has not done that since 2003 and has never had an issue.

"I have normal soreness, but I'm never really in dire pain after starts," he said.

Right-hander Barry Enright will have his contract selected from Double-A Mobile to start in Jackson's place.