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West Virginia Power Recap 6/9/11

West Virginia Power Recap 6/9/11
John Dreker

The rain tonight held off just long enough for me to see Jameson Taillon pitch four full innings, and I left the stadium impressed. He was going up against another 2010 1st round draft pick out of high school, Jesse Biddle, who was going for Lakewood and Taillon clearly outpitched him.

Taillon pitched four shutout innings in Lakewood tonight

The stats for his start read as follows: 4 innings, one hit, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts, but that obviously doesn't tell the whole story. He was throwing all fastballs the 1st inning, needing just 9 pitches to get three easy groundouts. He was between 93-95 on every single pitch and six of the nine pitches were for strikes.

In the 2nd inning he threw 11 pitches and allowed his only two baserunners of the day. The first batter flew ...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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