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TOPIC: The way Jameson Taillon pitched was only

The way Jameson Taillon pitched was only 3 months, 1 week ago #668

PITTSBURGH (AP) —part of his perfect night at the ballpark Wednesday.Taillon was announced as the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award Jason Castro Jersey , presented annually by Major League Baseball to a player “who shows extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.”Clemente spent his entire career with the Pirates from 1954-72 before dying in a plane crash while attempting to transport supplies from his native Puerto Rico to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua. Taillon met the Hall of Fame outfielder’s widow, Vera, and three children prior to the game.“It was the first time I ever had the opportunity to meet them and it was quite an honor, especially meeting the namesake of the man the award is named after,” Taillon said. “That was really special. Then to go out and win the game made things even more special.”The right-hander tossed five effective innings and helped send Homer Bailey to yet another loss as the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 to sweep their three-game series.Taillon (12-9) allowed only one run as he scattered eight hits and walked none while striking out six. He is 5-2 with a 2.56 ERA in his last eight starts.Bailey (1-14) lost his ninth straight decision, and the Reds are 1-19 in his starts this season after he gave up three runs in five innings.Cincinnati put multiple runners on base during four of Taillon’s five innings but managed only one run when Jose Peraza homered in the first. Down 3-1, the Reds left the bases loaded in the fifth when Taillon struck out Scott Schebler to end the inning on his 100th and final pitch.“I had to regroup and get Schebler,” Taillon said. “If I don’t, it ruins the whole night.”“It was a lot of grit, will and making pitches when he had to Phil Hughes Jersey ,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.Felipe Vazquez survived a shaky ninth inning, allowing Dilson Herrera’s pinch-hit RBI double with none out, before earning his 30th save. After Herrera made it 3-2, Vazquez struck out Philip Ervin and Billy Hamilton, then walked Peraza and Joey Votto before getting NL batting leader Scooter Gennett to hit a game-ending comebacker.“He’s done that before,” Hurdle said. “It seems like when the situation arrives where there’s complications, he shows how collected he is.”Bailey’s lone win this year came May 12 at Dodger Stadium.“The bottom line is winning and losing,” he said when asked how he felt about his outing.Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli hit back-to-back RBI singles with one out in the third to snap a 1-all tie. Colin Moran drew Pittsburgh even an inning earlier with a run-scoring double.Peraza, Schebler, Votto and Mason Williams each had two hits for the Reds, who outhit Pittsburgh 11-6.The Pirates lead the season series 12-4 and sent the Reds to their 11th loss in 14 games.“They made the pitches to get out of trouble,” Cincinnati interim manager Jim Riggleman said. “We had the bases loaded, they got out of that one. They got out of the one there late. Just coming up short.”TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: RHP Chad Kuhl (strained right forearm) had a 30-pitch bullpen http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-max-kepler-jersey , throwing all fastballs, and the team is hopeful he will be able to pitch in either a major league game before the end of the season or in the fall instructional league. Kuhl has been out since June 27.A GRAND FOR BAILEYBailey, a 12-year veteran, recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the fourth when he got Taillon swinging to end the inning. Bailey threw the first of two career no-hitters at Pittsburgh in 2012.HELLO, KRAMERPirates INF Kevin Kramer made his major league debut in the seventh inning, flying out as a pinch-hitter. He was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. SS Kevin Newman was on first base at the time, which surely delighted fans of the TV comedy series “Seinfeld.”BELL SITS AGAINPittsburgh 1B Josh Bell was on the bench for a second straight night. He is hitless in 13 at-bats over his last four games.UP NEXTReds: RHP Luis Castillo (8-11, 4.83 ERA) will pitch Thursday night against San Diego LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 5.01) in opener of a four-game series at Cincinnati.Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (4-7, 4.56) starts Friday night against RHP Dan Straily (5-6, 4.13) and the visiting Marlins to begin a three-game series. Dylan Buell/Getty ImagesThe Miami Marlins announced Tuesday that they signed veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson to a minor league contract.As part of the deal, Granderson will receive an invite to spring training.The 37-year-old Granderson spent time with both the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers last season.In 123 games http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-max-kepler-jersey , Granderson hit .242 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI. He also walked 54 times and had an on-base percentage of .351.Granderson's 403 plate appearances last season were his fewest since 2013 when he appeared in just 61 contests because of injury.The power-hitting lefty is a 15-year MLB veteran and three-time All-Star who spent time with the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers before last season. He'sa career .252 hitter with 332 home runs and 903 RBI.He has hit 20 or more home runs in a season on 10 occasions, 30 or more four times and 40 or more twice.In 2011 and 2012, Granderson hit over 40 homers each year as a member of the Yanks.While his production has waned since, he still managed 26 home runs in 2017 and 30 the year before with the Mets.Granderson still has plenty of pop in his bat, and he is a solid platoon option against right-handed pitchers.He also has a wealth of playoff experience with 64 career postseason games and 244 career playoff plate appearances to his credit.Granderson is a .224 career hitter in the playoffs with nine homers and 30 RBI, and he has played in the World Series on three occasions.The Marlins won't play in the World Series anytime soon due to their rebuilding status, but Granderson could be a helpful presence on a young team.Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is well aware of what Granderson brings to the table since they played together with the Yankees from 2010 to 2013.Miami has a young starting outfield penciled in with Lewis Brinson (24), Brian Anderson (25) and Austin Dean (25) having the inside track to start.Those players could benefit from a mentor, and there are few outfielders in Major League Baseball who could do a better job in that regard than Granderson.
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