Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie took the mound today against the Blue Jays' single A teams. Both had uneven outings in different ways. Taillon allowed a solo HR in the first and got hit hard for three quick runs in the second, as he continues to have trouble whenever he elevates his fastball. He mainly settled down after that. Allie allowed no runs and showed significant progress with his command, but he did walk at least one in every inning and from time to time uncorked some really wild pitches.
I spent more time watching Allie. It's interesting that the myth of him throwing nothing but a high-velocity fastball continues to crop up occasionally. Allie's best pitch isn't his fastball, it's his slider. He even controls the latter well, sometimes trying to get hitters to chase it ...
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