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In The Pros: Taschner Reaches Goal

Posted: August 27, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, Jack Taschner wanted to make 60 appearances. It was the left-hander’s first full Major League season, and he figured a nice, round number like that would reflect consistency and durability.

Despite being sidelined for 12 days in September with a strained shoulder, Taschner pitched in 63 games. Now in his second full season, Taschner has his sights set higher.

“This year my goal was — and still is — to be the guy who comes in from the bullpen to solidify games,” Taschner said. “The more I get in, the better, because that means we’re winning.”

The Giants have lost more often than they’ve won, but that hasn’t stopped manager Bruce Bochy from calling on Taschner, 30. Having made a team-high 59 appearances entering Wednesday’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies, he’s virtually certain to pass last year’s personal standard.

Taschner endured a rough night in Tuesday’s defeat, being charged with two runs in one-third of an inning. Nevertheless, he has limited left-handed batters to a .244 average (21-for-86). He also has thrived against San Francisco’s most intense foes, compiling a 1-0 record with a 2.45 ERA and a .218 opponents’ batting average in 21 outings against National League West clubs.

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