Jameson Taillon struck out nine in four shutout innings today.

I've seen Jameson Taillon several times this year, and pretty well spread out throughout the season.  I saw him in Spring Training, saw his debut in West Virginia, saw him in early July, and again tonight in his next to last start.  Today was easily his best start out of all the times I've see him, and possibly his best start of the year.  Taillon threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits, no walks, and striking out nine.

It wasn't just the great stat line and the nine strikeouts that made this one of Taillon's best starts of the year.  It was the way he pitched.  Taillon has been working all year on commanding his fastball, and driving it down in the zone.  Today he did a great job of that, keeping the ball down f...

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