Jameson Taillon has spent countless years over the past two years thinking about this moment.
On Wednesday he finally managed to live.
Taillon is back in the Major Leagues for the first time in 23 months, first starting before Tommy John’s second surgery in 2019.
“This will sound wonderful. But I’m never going to put up with a full league uniform someday, ”Taillon said after the Yankees lost 4-3 to the Orioles.“ That’s for sure. I’m very happy to be there. It feels great to compete. “
It marks Taillon’s Yankees debut following a January trade that led him to The Bronx from the Pirates.The right-hand man took just 4² / 1⁄2 innings, but he was effective. He’s allowed three hits on two, with seven hits, two solo home runs and no walk, Taillon’s fastball is 93-95 mph consistently and he mixes in bends and slides. Tor
“I think he throws the ball really well,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “Obviously, today is a long time for him. I’m sure there was a lot of emotion going on that hill again. “
Taeyong didn’t show those emotions.He was immediately comfortable, hitting Cedric Mullins with a 95 mph fastball to kick off the game and withdraw the first nine hits he faced, the Orioles broke into the fourth inning with an equalizer. In a house from Mullins and another by Anthony Santander who gave Baltimore a 2-1 lead.
“I think I did a lot of pitches, competed well,” Taillon said. Overall, I think I do the pitch better than bad. It’s something to build and hopefully get the offering going in the right direction after this. ”
The 29-year-old kept hitting two to get out of the chance and Bone left him for the fifth time. Boone pulled him out after he faced three hits in the fifth, with two out-of-hitting Taillon throwing 74 pitches in his first outing since May 1, 2019.Boone said he would not release. Let Taillon pass 75 races on his first run, Boone called it a “solid performance” and a “strong step” for Taillon.
The Yankees had several pitchers – Corey Kluber, Domingo German and Taillon, who returned after a long hiatus in the first week. The Yankees took advantage of the first off-day to keep Gerrit Cole on schedule, pushing back Taillon’s first start on Wednesday.
As for the Taillon, it’s worth the wait.