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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jameson Taillon allowed one run over seven innings, and the Pirates came back to beat the Nationals 4-1 on Saturday.
Taillon gave up four hits and a walk while striking out five. It was a strong close to a trying year for the 25-year-old, who battled testicular cancer and ineffectiveness while still making 25 starts for the Bucs. He finishes with a 4.44 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 133 2/3 innings. It's hard to imagine a more turbulent season, so a regular offseason and good spring should yield better results for Taillon in 2018. Sat, Sep 30, 2017 11:14:00 PM

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Jameson Taillon worked five innings of one-run ball Sunday in a win over the Cardinals.

Taillon served up a solo homer to Matt Carpenter in the top of the third inning but otherwise pitched well, yielding just three other hits and one walk while striking out six of the 20 batters he faced. The 25-year-old right-hander will carry an 8-7 record and 4.62 ERA into his final start of the season next weekend at the Nationals.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Jameson Taillon yielded two runs in five-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

The Pirates skipped Taillon last time through. At 135 innings for the year, he's still 30 short of where he finished last season. Still, his stuff has dipped some recently. The loss tonight leaves him 7-7 with a 4.73 ERA. His FIP, though, is about a run and a quarter better than that ERA.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday that the team will skip Jameson Taillon's next scheduled start.

Taillon has already thrown 116 2/3 innings this season and was roughed up by the Cubs in his last outing, so it looks like the team will take it easy on his workload down the stretch. The right-hander owns a 4.78 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 110/43 K/BB ratio on the year.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Jameson Taillon gave up six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

It just wasn't Taillon's night, as the Cubs got to him for runs in each of the five innings in which he pitched. The good news, if silver linings can be had, is that it was never a huge ordeal -- they pecked away with single runs in each of the first four innings before plating two in the fifth. The loss was the first for Taillon since August 1, a span of seven starts. The loss dropped the 25-year-old to 7-6 with a 4.78 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 22 starts overall. A divisional matchup with the Brewers is on deck Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Jameson Taillon held the Reds scoreless over six innings Saturday but had to settle for a no-decision.

Taillon gave up just two singles and a double, walking one and striking out four. Unfortunately for him, the Reds' Tyler Mahle was equally as stingy, leaving both to watch as the game was decided by the bullpens. The dominant outing was much-needed for Taillon, who had watched as his ERA rose from 2.73 at the break to 4.75 heading into Saturday's outing. He'll carry a 4.50 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into a matchup with the Cubs on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:28:00 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed two runs -- one earned -- over four-plus innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Taillon again struggled with his command, issuing four walks and surrendering five hits before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Pittsburgh eventually pulled out a 5-2 victory, with the win going to reliever A.J. Schugel. Taillon has not been good in the second half and now holds a 4.75 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 106 total innings this season. He's lined up for a rematch with the Reds next time out.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Jameson Taillon walked a career-high five batters and allowed five runs Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.

Not only did he issue a career-high five free passes – he had never even had four walks before – but Taillon also recorded just one strikeout. The righty has been out of sorts in the second half so far with an ugly 8.24 ERA over eight starts. It might be time for the Pirates to give him a break and call up Tyler Glasnow. If Taillon stays on turn, he’ll face the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:18:00 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Cardinals.

Taillon mixed moments of brilliance -- he struck out seven in his five innings -- with frustration -- he also walked three along with giving up seven hits. He wasn't overly dominant, but rain also shortened what could have been a longer outing for the 25-year-old. Instead, he settled for a no-decision to leave his record at 7-5 through 18 starts. Taillon will carry a 4.64 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into a matchup with the NL-leading Dodgers on Tuesday.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:24:00 AM

Jameson Taillon struck out seven batters while allowing two runs in six innings and was credited with a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

He surrendered six base hits including a solo bomb to Jose Bautista. The talent that made him an elite prospect was certainly on display today. The big right-hander is now 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts and 29 walks in 92 innings.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Jameson Taillon racked up eight strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings of two-run baseball in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday afternoon.

Taillon allowed five hits and a pair of walks in the contest. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, then he settled in and dominated the rest of the day. The right-hander has been very inconsistent this season, but continues to show flashes of greatness. He'll carry a 4.60 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into Friday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Jameson Taillon was pummeled for eight runs on 11 hits and a walk over 3 2/3 frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Reds.

Yikes. The righty has really been knocked around in two straight outings, allowing 18 runs -- 17 earned -- and 20 hits over 6 2/3 innings. His two starts prior to that -- six runs over 10 1/3 frames -- weren’t great, either, so hopefully Taillon is healthy. He’ll try to bounce back in a nice matchup Sunday versus the Padres.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Jameson Taillon was smashed for 10 runs - nine earned - and nine hits with a walk and just one strikeout across three innings in a loss Tuesday at San Francisco.

It was a nightmare outing for Taillon, as he threw just 43 of his 70 pitches for strikes. He was able to keep the ball in the park, but when he did throw strikes he hung them over the plate and they were smashed into corners or gaps. He allowed three doubles and a triple among his nine hits allowed. He'll look to bounce back next Tuesday against Cincinnati.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 04:17:00 AM

Jameson Taillon improved to 6-3 after allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

Taillon struck out eight today. He's fanned 22 batters in 15 1/3 innings this month, which includes his two high strikeout games of the year (eight today and nine against the Phillies on July 4). It seems like a pretty strong second half is on the way.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

It was a disastrous fifth inning that did Taillon in. He appeared to be out of the woods with two outs and the pitcher at the plate, but Lance Lynn laced an RBI double to keep the inning alive, and the Cards got an RBI single from Matt Carpenter and a run-scoring double from Tommy Pham before Taillon could escape. It marred what was otherwise a pretty good outing for the 25-year-old, who didn't allow any major damage while striking out five without issuing a walk. Taillon is 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA through 12 starts, and he'll try to shake it off when he faces the Brewers on Thursday.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 10:55:00 PM

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