Minor League Schedule: 5/10/12

West Virginia was off yesterday. They begin a seven game homestand tonight. Indianapolis has a morning start time today. Yesterday, Altoona completed the suspended game from Tuesday night first, then played their regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (19-13) VS Lehigh Valley (17-15) 11:05am Probable starter: Jeff Locke (3-1 2.31) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5 Lehigh...

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Prospect Notebook: Cole and Taillon On the Right Track For Double-A

Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton.  After Sunday’s start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his six starts on the year. Taillon’s numbers have been more impressive, with a 1.76 ERA in 30.2 innings, along with a 33:6 K/BB ratio. The...

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Jameson Taillon Live Report: 5/4/12

Jameson Taillon and the Bradenton Marauders played the Tampa Yankees at classic Legends Field Friday night. Following are my notes regarding Taillon’s performance (since he was easily the most interesting of the players involved in the game). Overall, Taillon had a very good night. He ended up pitching 6 innings, throwing 77 pitches (53 strikes) with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks, 4 hits and 2 runs. Both of the runs and 4 of the 6...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/4/12

Jameson Taillon gets the start tonight for Bradenton as they open up a four game series in Tampa. His 0.77 WHIP is the second lowest in all of the Florida State League and it is the best among all starters in the Pirates farm system. Both Indianapolis and Bradenton lost 3-2 yesterday in extra innings, playing a combined total of 29 innings. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (14-12) @ Norfolk...

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Jameson Taillon Named FSL Pitcher of the Week

Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospect Jameson Taillon has been named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week of 4/23-4/29. The right-hander was 1-0 in two starts last week. In those starts he combined to throw 11 shutout innings, giving up six hits, and posting a 10:2 K/BB ratio. Last Tuesday Taillon held Jupiter to three hits over five shutout innings. He struck out six batters for the fourth time this season. On Sunday he...

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