One note about the wildcard games in general. It still boggles my mind that coaches handle their pitching staffs just as they would if it were a getaway day game in May. In a one game playoff there should be no giving the benefit of the doubt to a pitcher. Bullpens should be activated early. Bob Melvin left Lester in way too long. Ned Yost has one of the best bullpens in baseball and he puts in a starter on 1 days rest. Clint Hurdle didn't even have someone warming up when Volquez loaded the bases with no one out. Kind of stuff that will leave you scratching your head.
End of rant.
Speaking of the Pirates future, let's showoff some Jameson Taillon cards. Taillon missed this season because of Tommy John surgery so I made it my mission to add some cards of the young Pirate prospect while he was off the radar. Here are 3 cards I purchased as a lot.
2013 Topps Tribute WBC Jameson Taillon Patch /50
2013 Topps Tribute WBC Jameson Taillon Auto
2013 Topps Tribute WBC Jameson Taillon Patch /131
Taillon was able to play for team Canada as both his parents were born there. I'm curious to see how his recovery goes as he will be slated to join the rotation at some point next year.
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