Newsclip®: [Sports] Rockies-Pirates postponed after 1 inning; makeup on Monday - San Francisco Chronicle

"PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the diamond, Juan Nicasio demonstrated part of the problem with Pittsburgh's rotation, allowing a pair of quick extra-base hits Sunday. Off the field, general manager Neal Huntington talked about a potential solution to the Pirates' pitching problem: the progress of top-rated prospect Jameson Taillon in Triple-A. Taillon was the second overall pick in the 2010 draft and was on a meteoric path through the Pirates' minor league system before Tommy John surgery and a hernia injury derailed his 2014 and 2015 seasons. Back on the mound, the 24-year-old Taillon is turning heads, posting a 1.82 ERA with 51 strikeouts and five walks in his first eight starts. Nicasio, who was originally slated for the a relief role before winning a starting job in spring training, could return to the bullpen, which currently sits 13th in the National League with a 4.33 ERA. Runnells has previous major league managerial experience, as he skippered the Montreal", www.sfchronicle.com


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