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Jameson Taillon’s Slider Has Become A Weapon

In late May Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting pitcher Jameson Taillon made a change to his pitching repertoire when he started to throw a slider. Quickly, this pitch has become a weapon for the righty. On May 22nd, Jameson Taillon made a start for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds. In this start Taillon did something […] Jameson Taillon’s Slider Has Become A Weapon - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Paul Zeise: Jameson Taillon, Trevor Williams as worthy of blame as Gregory Polanco

There are many reasons the Pirates have lost 14 of their past 19 games and are now sitting in fourth place in the National League Central Division despite their hot start. The schedule has gotten tougher, the bullpen has struggled, they haven’t gotten enough out of Gregory Polanco, and Sean Rodriguez is in the starting lineup way too often.

Jameson Taillon is throwing his new slider like a fastball. It's working.

ST. LOUIS — For years, Jameson Taillon had heard the advice: Throw your off-speed pitches like a fastball. The Pirates right-hander never got it.
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Taillon shuts down Cards to lift struggling Pirates, 4-0

Taillon shuts down Cards to lift struggling Pirates, 4-0

ST. LOUIS — Jameson Taillon pitched three-hit ball over eight innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Friday night for their second win in their past seven games.Pittsburgh had lost three straight to St. Louis during a 3-10 stretch, mostly against NL Central opponents.Taillon (3-4) hadn't won since April 8, when he one-hit the Cincinnati Reds in a 5-0 win. He was nearly as good this time against St. Louis, striking out six and walking one to slim his ERA to 3.97.St. Louis has dropped three of five. Miles Mikolas (6-1) gave up two runs — one earned — in...

Jameson Taillon's eight scoreless innings lead Pirates to victory against Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — On a night when the bullpen needed a break, Jameson Taillon came through.
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Jameson Taillon Cruises as Pittsburgh Pirates Even Series Against the Cardinals

On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates started the month of June with a victory The Pittsburgh Pirates got a much needed win on Friday night. After defeating the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 4-0, the Pirates are now 30-27 this season. Their 30-27 record includes being 5-3 against the Cardinals and 15-10 against […] Jameson Taillon Cruises as Pittsburgh Pirates Even Series Against the Cardinals - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bullpen blows lead as Pirates lose series to Cardinals

In his first three starts of the season, Jameson Taillon looked like the Pirates’ staff ace. In his next seven starts, the results were poor to mixed. During that stretch, he had a 6.97 ERA over 31 innings and lasted six innings twice.

Austin Meadows is staying with the Pirates. What's that mean for the outfield?

Austin Meadows, the Pirates’ No. 2 prospect according to Baseball America, will remain with the Pirates, manager Clint Hurdle said.

Paul Zeise: The Pirates' pitching success hinges on Joe Musgrove

Jameson Taillon hasn’t been anything close to the ace he was supposed to be. Ivan Nova seems to be a couple more bad starts away from either being DFA’d or traded for whatever anyone is willing to give the Pirates. Chad Kuhl is extremely inconsistent and seems to struggle beyond the fifth inning. Steven Brault has already flamed out and is in the bullpen, a role that seems to fit him well.

Jameson Taillon gives up grand slam in Pirates' 7-2 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI — It wasn’t the way Jameson Taillon had scripted it.

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