Taillon’s Debut Shortened by Rain

Jameson Taillon made his debut tonight in West Virginia, but didn’t have a huge impact in his debut.  Taillon allowed one run on three hits in two innings, with two walks and no strikeouts, pitching in a steady rain that eventually suspended the game in the second inning. “It’s good to get it out of the way,” Taillon said about his pro debut. “I didn’t throw as good as I was hoping, but fought...

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Lineups: West Virginia-Hagerstown 4/27

CHARLESTON — 15 minutes to first pitch … Game: West Virginia Power vs Hagerstown Suns, 7:05 p.m. Site: Appalachian Power Park. Pitching: RHP Jameson Taillon vs. RHP Chris McKenzie. Weather: 70 degrees. Game Updates: My Twitter Feed Lineups: West Virginia Power: 1. Drew Maggi, SS 2. Gift Ngoepe, 2B 3. Matt Curry, DH 4. Justin Howard, 1B 5. Dan Grovatt, RF 6. Mel Rojas Jr., CF 7. Elias Diaz, C 8. Eric Avila, 3B 9. Andy...

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It’s Jameson Taillon Day

Jameson Taillon makes his professional debut today, weather permitting, with the West Virginia Power, going up against Bryce Harper and the Hagerstown Suns.  I will be at the game tonight, reporting on Taillon’s debut for the site.  As some of you know, I was pulling for the Pirates to draft Taillon well before the 2010 draft took place.  I’ve interviewed him twice, and you heard it here first, last week, that Taillon...

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Interview with Jeff Johnson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent a lot of money and high draft picks the last few years on pitching, especially young prep pitchers.  A lot of those prep pitchers are pitching in West Virginia this year, giving West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson one of the most important assignments in the organization.  I spoke with Johnson at the West Virginia media day prior to the start of the 2011 season.  Note that this interview...

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When Will Jameson Taillon Make His Debut?

Last week I reported that Jameson Taillon was making his final start in extended Spring Training, then leaving for West Virginia on Friday.  Taillon did, in fact, leave for West Virginia on Friday, and is currently with the team.  This can be confirmed by Chuck McGill of the Charleston Daily Mail, who not only confirms that Taillon was with the team in Kannapolis, but that he is expected to make his debut soon. West Virginia plays...

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