Jameson Taillon pitched four innings in the WBC, giving up one earned run and striking out three.
On Sunday, top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon made a start for Team Canada against Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The right-hander went four innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits, with a walk and three strikeouts. One of those strikeouts came against Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. A recap of Taillon's start can be found here.
I talked with Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington today to get his reaction to the outing.
"Obviously a great experience for the young man," Huntington said. "He showed poise, he showed composure, he showed quality stuff. He showed up pretty well. He showed the hard velocity. Showed the power breaking balls. Mixed in a few c...
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