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Jameson Taillon throws complete game 1-hit shutout

Pirates 5 – Reds 0

W: J.Taillon (2-0)
L: T. Mahle (1-1)

Jameson Taillon (2-0, 1.26 ERA) was dealing Sunday afternoon vs the Reds (2-6) in throwing a 1-hit complete game shutout in a Pirates (7-2) 5-0 win at PNC Park.

Taillon who threw 110 pitches in nine innings, struck out 7 and walked 2 in a dominant outing.Taillon also went 1-3 at the plate and drove in a run.

Like the opener and even more so today, Taillon was dialed in and improving to 2-0 on the season, Taillon has a K/BB ratio of 16/2. The Pirates have to be thrilled with Taillon looking everything of an ‘ace’ thus far.

  • Gregory Polanco continues to be red-hot, hitting a 2-run homer in the 5th inning for his 3rd homer of the season and picking up RBIs 12, 13 on the season.
  • Josh Harrison was 2-3 with a walk and is now hitting .342 to open the season
  • Corey Dickerson also homered in the Pirates 4-run fifth inning, while Colin Moran added 2 hits in the victory, upping his average to .345.

    Pirates Lineup
    Josh Harrison | 2-3, R, BB
    Gregory Polanco | 2-4, HR (3), 2 RBI (13), R
    Starling Marte | 1-4, 2B, R
    Josh Bell | 1-4, RBI (6)
    Corey Dickerson | 1-4, HR (1), RBI (6), R, 2K
    Francisco Cervelli | 0-3, BB, K
    Colin Moran | 2-4, K
    Jordy Mercer | 1-4, R
    Jameson Taillon | 1-3, RBI (1)

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