Jameson Taillon made his debut tonight in West Virginia, but didn't have a huge impact in his debut. Taillon allowed one run on three hits in two innings, with two walks and no strikeouts, pitching in a steady rain that eventually suspended the game in the second inning.
"It's good to get it out of the way," Taillon said about his pro debut. "I didn't throw as good as I was hoping, but fought through some adversity with the weather and not really feeling my delivery the first inning, missing up. Not really getting the ball down."
"When he was first starting to throw in his long toss, you could tell he was excited to get this one out of the way," Kyle Stark said about Taillon's debut. "He said something about he's been waiting his whole life for this."
The bulk of Taillon's issues came in the first inning. That started with a lengthy at-bat against Blake Kelso, who eventually singled to shortstop.
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