About two months ago, I covered Jameson Taillon's pro debut in West Virginia. It was raining that night, and Taillon's outing was shortened as a result, with the Pittsburgh Pirates' top pitching prospect allowing a run on three hits in two innings, with two walks and no strikeouts. Tonight, Stetson Allie made his pro debut in State College, and prior to the game, it looked like it could have been a repeat of Taillon's debut.
The game, scheduled to start at 7:05 PM, was delayed 52 minutes due to rain. It looked like the 2010 2nd round pick was going to be subjected to the same conditions that the 2010 1st round pick faced. The rain eventually cleared way, but that didn't prevent a shortened outing for the hard throwing right handed pitching prospect. Allie lasted just 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.
"He went out there strong," State College manager Kimera Bartee said of the outing. "W...
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