BRADENTON, Fla. - Jameson Taillon made one of his final starts of Spring Training today at Pirate City, throwing 94 pitches over six innings of work. This is the biggest start for Taillon of the spring, as he will scale back the next time out to get ready for the second game of the regular season against the Red Sox. For the most part, Taillon looked good today, giving up only two runs, and showing consistent 93-97 MPH velocity.

Taillon was strong the first four innings, getting a lot of ground ball outs. He ran into some trouble in the final two innings, with a few hard hit fly balls, including a two RBI double by Clint Frazier on a curveball that Taillon couldn't bury in the zone.

"The first four innings I was down, every single pitch," Taillon said. "My misses were down. I was agg...

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