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Game 126 : Pirates 2 Marlins 1

This whole Marlin series was nothing spectacular — just a nice study in the way things should be for the Pirates. Gerrit Cole turned in his second strong start in a row after a spell of less-than-spectacular ones, pitching into the eighth inning and getting a ton of weak ground balls from the Marlins, holding them to one run on five hits and no walks. He didn’t strike a ton of...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole pitches a gem, finally gets 15th win and monkey off his back

Way back on June 13, barely 2 1/2 months into the season, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole became the first pitcher to reach 10 wins. He was on a meteoric pace.It then took nearly just as long to notch half as many wins. On his sixth try Thursday night at Miami, Cole finally earned his 15th win, pitching a gem in Pittsburgh's 2-1 victory.Cole went 7.1 innings, allowing one earned...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole gets 15th win, Pirates top Marlins 2-1

MIAMI (AP) Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Thursday night. Catcher Francisco Cervelli tripled and scored in the second inning for the Pirates, who took three out of four in the series. Alvarez made it 2-0 in the fourth on his 21st homer - the 18th of the solo...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The problem with Gerrit Cole’s slider (or, Game 116: Diamondbacks 4 Pirates 1)

It’s clear at this point that something’s not quite right with Gerrit Cole. In his last four starts, counting last night, he’s only thrown 23 innings, opponents are hitting .300/.354/.456 against him, and as a result, he’s got a 4.70 ERA. On a few nights he’s been dinged by awful Pirate defense behind him (the Cardinal start in particular) and perhaps as a result of that...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The letdown loss

They play the games for a reason. After a great series, the Pirates were returning home, they had Gerrit Cole on the mound, they were facing a mediocre (at best) DBacks team they’d already swept, and a mediocre (at best) righty in Jeremy Hellickson. Sometimes the other team just has a better day. Cole was hit hard in the first couple innings. The Pirates couldn’t get anything...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole faces the Diamondbacks, who are not in playoff position but are still allowed to play the Pirates anyway

For the first time since August 2nd, the Pirates will play a team that’s not currently in line to be a National League playoff team. Actually, since the Pirates are coming off of 11 games against the Cubs, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Mets and have the NL’s current third place Wild Card team (the Giants) scheduled to come to PNC Park this weekend, it feels like having the Diamondbacks...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Who Want It With Hollywood Cole

I'm standing outside the club, I got my shirt off, I'm screaming at the top of my lungs. Who want to F*** wit Hollywood Cole? Huh?!? You want some of this 9.02 K/9? You want to try and swing for the fences when I got this .48 HR/9 sitting on my waist? Nah, none of y'all can test Hollywood Cole! My mom calls me Gerrit but it's Hollywood to you. I got 14 wins so far and I'm looking...
Via Razzball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday round-up: Gerrit Cole’s start, what to look for at the deadline

Watching Gerrit Cole develop this season has really been an interesting experience. In Cole’s first eleven starts, he struck out 79 hitters over 71 innings and had eight or more strikeouts five times. He was really dominant in those starts, with a 1.90 ERA and a .590 OPS against and a 61:16 K:BB. Yesterday was the first time in the nine starts since those first 11 starts that he...
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

This Gerrit Cole two-seam fastball had absurd movement (Video)

In softball they have a pitch called a riseball. This concept actually makes sense in the sport because the pitchers throw underhand and can direct the ball upwards. It’s much different for a baseball pitcher to get similar movement because they obviously throw overhand, but Gerrit Cole is trying to defy those conventions. In the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole and Making the Leap

For the better part of the last decade, Gerrit Cole has intrigued with potential. Twice a first round selection — after being drafted out of high school in 2008, he spurned the Yankees and went to UCLA instead — and the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, Cole’s velocity and frame have had scouts […]
Via Fangraphs
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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