Top pitching prospects Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie took the mound today for their first starts at Pirate City this Spring. Both pitchers struggled in different ways, with both leaving their starts early in the fourth inning of action.
Taillon was hit hard throughout the start. In the first inning he gave up a solo home run, and was sitting 96-97 MPH with his fastball. The second inning started off rough. After a four pitch walk, Taillon gave up back-to-back hard hit doubles, followed by a line drive single up the middle. He recovered with a double play and a strikeout to get out of the frame.
He gave up a double in the third inning, but didn't allow the runner to score. He came out for the fourth inning and faced one batter, throwing inside and getting a weak broken bat ground out back to the mound, before being lifted due to his pitch count.
The 2010 first round pick finished with four runs allowed on six hits in 3.1 innings, along with three walks and two strikeouts. H...
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