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What’s Wrong With Jameson Taillon?

What’s Wrong With Jameson Taillon?

Jameson Taillon has an 8.13 ERA in his last six starts.

It was only a month ago today that most people were wondering when Jameson Taillon would be promoted to Double-A. The 2010 first round pick had a 1.47 ERA in 36.2 innings over his first seven starts in high-A. Along with that impressive ERA was a 36:7 K/BB ratio, and just 25 hits allowed. That was on May 15th.

Taillon was scheduled to make his next start on May 16th. He ended up getting shelled for six runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings. At the time it was nothing to worry about. He had given up six runs in 36.2 innings in his previous seven starts. One bad start isn't anything to worry about. But that was just the beginning of a string of bad starts, usually highlighted by one big inning. Here is a breakdown of those starts.

May 16: Taillon gives up a solo homer in the second inning for his only run in the first three innings. He walks the first two batters in the fourth, and both score on a two out ground rule double. In...

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