After Gerrit Cole opened his season last night for Indianapolis, the Pirates other top ranked pitcher gets his first start of the season this afternoon. Jameson Taillon has already pitched a huge game this season, throwing four innings against Team USA in the WBC for Team Canada. Today he makes his season debut for Altoona, on the road against Erie. He also made three late season starts for Altoona last year. Kyle McPherson also gets his first start after losing out on the fifth starter spot for the Pirates. So far, the win for Altoona last night is the only win for the four affiliates through eight combined games. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. A full recap of yesterday's action can be found here.

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