What does it say to hitting coach Lloyd McClendon that Austin Jackson got his 30th RBI this season on June 20, compared to Aug. 19 and Sept. 3 in his first two years, respectively?

"He's making consistent contact," McClendon said. "But you know what's really impressive is the confidence, the swagger with two strikes. There's no panic. He's not fazed by it at all.

"The knack of driving in runs is to not panic when you're down in the count and there are runners in scoring position. It's the confidence that you can put the ball in play."