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Gerrit Cole Dominates as the New York Mets Lose the Opener in the Series

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training game. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last night, The New York Mets were once again struggling to find offence. The Metropolitan bats went up against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ young talented pitcher Gerrit Cole. Trying to match young talent with young talent, the Mets sent...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Cole dominant in win over Mets

Gerrit Cole’s strong season continued Friday night at PNC Park against the New York Mets. He was able to get enough run support to help earn his sixth win of the year. Cole also lowered his ERA to 2.05 after pitching 8.1 innings and only giving up one unearned run. He was masterful while striking out 10 batters which was a season high for Cole. Cole was dominant once again Friday...
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VIDEO: Cole exits to standing ovation

Gerrit Cole turned in a dominant outing Friday night. The Pirates right-hander tossed a career-high 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits. Oh, he also struck out 10. Pirates fans sure enjoyed the effort and as Cole exited the game, they let him know:
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Back on the track

Even though Gerrit Cole‘s first three starts of May were not bad – at all – they were slightly disappointing because of the high standard he has set. On Friday against the Mets, we saw him return to that standard and pitch one of the best games of his career. He played “stopper” and outdueled young Mets phenom Noah Syndergaard in a matchup filled with 96+ MPH heat, and...
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Cole outduels Syndergaard to lead Pirates past Mets

  Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over 8 1-3 dominant innings to outduel New York Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 win Friday night. Cole (6-2) gave up just six hits - all singles - and walked one to lower his ERA to 2.05 as the Pirates won for just the second time in their last eight games. Mark Melancon got the final two outs for his 10th save. Chris...
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Gut Reaction: Pirates 4, Mets 1 (5/22/15)

The Mets ran into a buzzsaw named Gerrit Cole and lost the opening game of the series to the Pirates, 4-1, Friday night. Cole pitched 8.1 innings and hit 99 mph in the ninth. Noah Syndergaard showed flashes of dominance, recording the first four outs via strikeout. But he couldn’t keep up with Cole. He also didn’t get a ton of help from his defense, including himself. Syndergaard...
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Are The Pittsburgh Pirates Providing Free Sexual Donuts?

I encountered an interesting tweet today regarding free donuts with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets. Go ahead and click that picture … If you’re going to have a typo, sexual donuts is an epic way to go. #smsports — Jessica Smith (@WarJessEagle) May 22, 2015 Hi baseball fan. I’m your sexual donut. I’m filled with cream. Jelly. And hot … steamy …...
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Gerrit Cole named NL Pitcher of the Month

Congrats to Gerrit Cole on being named the NL Pitcher of the Month! — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 4, 2015 (Worth noting that the WHIP was 0.98, not .098. Still pretty good.) Cole becomes the first Pirates pitcher to earn a pitcher of the month honor since Randy Tomlin in 1992, which is pretty incredible. There’s little doubt that...
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Gerrit Cole looks to help Pirates avoid sweep

The situation, such as it is: the Pirates have played awful, uninspiring baseball two straight nights at Wrigley Field, which is unfortunate because the Cubs now appear to be a legitimate NL Central rival. They aren’t hitting well, they aren’t pitching well, they aren’t fielding well at all. This is the exact sort of game in which you’d like to see your best pitcher starting...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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