PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Pirates starter Jameson Taillon absolutely dominated the San Diego Padres for 8 shutout innings, leading the Pirates to a series victory.
Taillon then joined Chris Mueller and Jack Zduriencik on Pirates Postgame and said it was moments like this that drove him through his rehab following mutliple injuries last season.
“Two years I was not competitively pitching, you didn’t see my name in the box score, moments like that, walking off the mound to an ovation, stuff like that, that’s what drove me,” Taillon said. “Dreaming of the first win, dreaming of playing up here, playing in front of the home fans…that was a pretty special moment for me.”
Having grown up in Houston, Taillon is used to pitching in extreme heat as he was playing through 91 degree heat today and joked about how many jersey’s he had to wear to make it through the game.
“I had said that I grew up playing in that type of weather. It doesn’t make it easier per say, but I grew up playing in it, I’m used to it, I’m used to throwing with a wet jersey, I went through 4 jersey’s today. I don’t know if people noticed, but one inning I had a three-quarter sleeve on, the next I had a short sleeve on. I was just changing undershirts trying to stay dry and not get soaked.
Click the link below to hear more from Taillon as he talks about how he was able to throw such a dominant game.