|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||14.00||10.00||0.00||3.46||1.17||178.00||52.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 8.0||1||0|| 3.38||0||1||7|
|vs LHB|| 64.0||0||0|| 2.81||0||26||60|
|vs RHB|| 74.0||0||0|| 4.38||0||14||78|
|Last 10 Games|
Gerrit Cole strikes out 12 in Pirates loss Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/28/14) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole didn't factor into the decision Sunday, giving up one earned run on four hits in seven innings while striking out 12, but the Pirates fell 4-1 to the Reds to lose a chance at taking the NL Central title.
Cole did everything he needed to put the Pirates within a half-game of the Cardinals, but the bullpen betrayed the starter after he left the game with the score tied 1-1. The Pirates will face the Giants in the Wild Card game. Cole ends the regular season with a 3.65 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 138:40 K:BB ratio in 138 innings.
Gerrit Cole strikes out eight in win vs. Braves
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-2 victory over the Braves.
Cole (11-5) has racked up four straight wins, striking out 29 batters and walking only three while posting quality starts each time during that stretch. The win Tuesday clinches a playoff spot for the second straight season. Cole owns a 3.78 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 126:40 K:BB ratio in 131 innings. He's slated to face the Reds in Sunday's season finale.
Gerrit Cole wins third straight start
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/18/14) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole turned in a solid outing in a win over the Red Sox Thursday night, improving to 10-5 on the year. He allowed two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 3-2 victory.|
Cole has won each of his last three starts. Over that 19-inning stretch, he has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 3.85 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 20 starts (124 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at Atlanta.
Gerrit Cole tosses quality start Friday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/12/14) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole tossed a quality start Friday against the Cubs.
Cole allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Cole was solid early, tossing three scoreless innings to open the game. Home runs wound up being an issue for Cole. In the fourth, Javier Baez opened the inning with a solo shot off Cole. Arismendy Alcantara added his own solo shot in the fifth inning. Cole gave up his third run in the sixth inning. With two men on, he allowed a run-scoring single against Welington Castillo.
With the win, Cole improved to 9-5. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start.
Gerrit Cole strikes out eight, belts first homer
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(9/7/14) Earning his first victory since July 4, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole went six-plus innings in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Cubs. Cole struck out eight and walked none while allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits.
For good measure, Cole belted his first major-league homer, a two-run shot. Cole (8-5) will face the Cubs again Friday in Pittsburgh.
|Gerrit Cole's ascension to the big leagues midway through 2013 came with all the fanfare you'd expect for a former No. 1 overall pick, and for the most part, he lived up to it, becoming a permanent fixture on Fantasy rosters with his 4-0 start. But for all the stability he brought to the Pirates rotation and all the quality starts he delivered for Fantasy owners, his triumphs were tinged with the underlying disappointment that ... well, he wasn't doing it the way Stephen Strasburg did. Even with a fastball that routinely clocked in the high 90s, he wasn't dominating the highlight reels with one double-digit strikeout effort after another. Instead, his sudden drop in strikeout rate with his move Triple-A had only carried over to the big leagues. Was it a case of misguided coaching? An unreported injury? An underdeveloped arsenal? Was it something we'd have to get used to? Or was it part of a concerted effort to make him more efficient? Over the course of the season, Cole seemed to figure out how to put away hitters on fewer pitches, averaging 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings in his final six starts, including the playoffs. Yeah, he'll be just fine. Unlikely to face any innings limits after throwing 196 1/3 last year, he's one of the more intriguing pitchers you could target in the middle rounds.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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