Jameson Taillon struck out six in five shutout innings in his Double-A debut.
At the end of last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted top prospect Jameson Taillon to Altoona for the end of the season. That gave Taillon enough time to make three starts at the Double-A level, getting his feet wet for next season. The right-hander made the first of those starts tonight in his debut, and he impressed.
Taillon threw five shutout innings tonight, giving up four hits, walking none, and striking out six. He threw 67 pitches, with 46 for strikes. What was even more impressive is that it came against a Trenton team that leads the Eastern League in OPS, and came in a Trenton ballpark that is one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.
"He's as good as I could have expected," Altoon...
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