Taillon Looks Good Early In WBC Tune-Up Game

Jameson Taillon and Team Canada took on the Milwaukee Brewers today in a tune-up game for the World Baseball Classic. Taillon started the game, and looked good early, but couldn’t make it through three full innings. He final line was 2.2 IP, allowing two runs on four hits, two walks and a hit batter. He struck out two hitters.

Through two innings, facing a lineup that included Rickie Weeks, Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki, Taillon didn’t allow a hit. He also recorded two outs in the third inning before giving up four straight hits which finished his day. Canada ended up winning the game 7-4.

After the game, Taillon told reporters that “It obviously wasn’t my best outing. I would’ve liked to get better results, but as far as getting out there, getting to my pitch count, almost getting through three, that is big.”

Taillon will start on Sunday afternoon against Team USA. He will be on a 65 pitch count limit, which will increase to 80 if Canada advances to the second round.

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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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