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.
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)