Jameson Taillon allowed zero walks for just the second time all season.
Pirates’ top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon did not launch his fastball up to the high-90′s Thursday night in Akron like he has in the past. Taillon’s breaking ball was not missing bats, which meant he got his first and only strikeout in the 6th inning.
Despite Altoona’s starter not having his best stuff, the overall outcome was still very good. Taillon needed just 91 pitches to tie a career-high seven innings, his stated goal with the Curve playing doubleheaders Wednesday and Friday. After giving up three straight hits and a run in the 1st inning, he allowed just four hits and one run the rest of the way.
“I threw some good quality strikes,” Taillon said after getting a no-decision in Altoona’s 3-2 loss. “Changeup was really, really good. I didn’t have my best breaking ball, but I threw it when I needed it late in the game.”
Here is the breakdown of Taillon’s attack of the Aeros, which resulted in seven hits...