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Jameson Taillon Continues Recent Struggles in Pirates Loss to the Dodgers

Jameson Taillon walked a career high five batters tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague
Jameson Taillon Continues Recent Struggles in Pirates Loss to the Dodgers

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon set a career high in walks and labored through five innings, while giving up five runs on five hits as the Pirates lost, 6-5, to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

Taillon wasn’t sharp from the beginning, as Chris Taylor doubled and scored to lead off the game. The Dodgers followed that up with a two-run second that was aided by uncharacteristic back-to-back walks. Two more walks in the fourth added yet another run and Taillon finished with a career-high five.

It’s a development worth monitoring for Taillon, who has scuffled overall since the All-Star break. In eight second-half starts, he’s given up 37 runs in 39.1 innings for an 8.47 RA/9. He had a 2.87 RA/9 in the first half of the season.

Despite Taillon's rough outing, the Pirates came back to ti...

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