BRADENTON, Fla. – Jameson Taillon found the three simulated games he pitched in this spring to be helpful. The Pirates’ opening day starter was able to work on various pitches while facing some of his teammates at Pirate City. Pitching in a controlled environment, he was also able to face various game-type situations.
However, Taillon was excited Tuesday to make his first start of the exhibition season.
He allowed three runs on five hits – all doubles – in four innings of the Pirates’ 10-4 loss to the Twins at LECOM Park. He struck out two and had no walks as the Pirates lost their sixth straight game to fall to 7-11.