Jameson Taillon didn’t have his best stuff today.
Jameson Taillon made his first start in minor league camp since being sent down. The last time the right-hander threw was in the World Baseball Classic. John Dreker described the game, noting that Taillon had good overall numbers, but was hit pretty hard. That was the case today.
Taillon threw three innings this afternoon, and had his usual stuff. The fastball was 92-97 MPH, with the two-seam fastball coming on the low end of that scale. He only threw one changeup, and threw a handful of sliders. He was leaving the four-seam fastball up in the zone, and the ball was being hit hard, but the right-hander managed to avoid any issues. Taillon had good movement on the two-seam fastball, and seemed to be throwing the pitch a lot after the first inning.
In his first inning he only needed seven pitches, although one of those was a hard hit ball right to the left fielder. He needed 13 pitches in the second inning, including a strikeout lookin...