So like most Pittsburgh Pirates fans, you weren’t able to get up to see Jameson Taillon make his Double-A debut. You don’t need to worry.
Thanks to the excellent video once again of muziccitymuzic on You Tube, you can catch most of the highlights and some cool shots of Taillon at the very end of the video.
As we have talked about in the past, Taillon is known to have an outstanding curveball. When you watch the video, you can see it appears unhittable. The Trenton Thunder, the Yankees Double-A affiliate, are a solid hitting team, it’s not like he was facing some meatsticks. When you see it in action in the video, you almost feel bad for the Thunder hitters—nah…nevermind, no you won’t.
The 6’6″ right hander went five innings, walked none and struckout six. He fired 67 pitches with 46 going for strikes, he got two Thunder hitters to groundout and induced four flyouts.
Taillon makes his debut in Curve, PA on Sunday. We went to check out tickets and were confused by a moment with the Altoona Curve promotion.
We thought for a moment that it was “Tie One on for Taillon” on Sunday. Now – that sounds like fun, but it turns out that we just aren’t really great at reading. It’s actually a cool promotion.
Through Saturday, fans are invited to donate their old or unused neckties which will then be autographed by Taillon and sold for $10 at Sunday evening’s game with proceeds from the sale going to “Operation Sandy Sunshine,” as Maggie Neil family’s caregiving effort has been dubbed. Neil is a former Curve intern whose mother, Sandy, suffers from ALS.