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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||14.00||10.00||0.00||3.23||1.14||202.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati|| 14.2||0||2|| 6.75||0||7||15|
|vs LHB|| 63.0||0||0|| 1.86||0||15||67|
|vs RHB|| 69.1||0||0|| 2.60||0||13||63|
|12/27/2014||Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
|12/25/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT||Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Jonathan Schoop, 2B BAL
|12/24/2014||Mookie Betts, CF BOS||Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates SP Gerrit Cole claims 14th win of the season Sunday
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/26/15) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole continued his impressive season on Sunday, as he picked up his 14th win of the year against the Nationals.
Cole allowed one run on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings of work. His command was crisp, as he struck out eight batters and did not allow a walk. Cole's lone mistake came in the third inning when he allowed a solo home run to Michael Taylor.
Cole (14-4) has a 2.24 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 28 walks in 132 1/3 innings this season
Fielding mishaps lead to loss for Pirates' Gerrit Cole on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/21/15) Pirates ace Gerrit Cole was solid in his start against the Royals on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed three runs--two earned--on five hits over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter, but the Pirates were unable to back him in the 3-1 loss.
Cole, who drops to 13-4, was let down by the defense behind him in this one, as a pair of errors led to a three-run inning in the eighth. Prior to that, Cole had been sharp, keeping a good Royals offense in check.
The 2015 All-Star still sports a very fine 2.31 ERA
Pirates' Gerrit Cole pitches scoreless inning in All Star Game
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/14/15) Pirates starter Gerrit Cole pitched a scoreless inning in his first All Star Game appearance.
Cole entered in the third inning, with the score tied 1-1, and retired the side, striking out one and walking one. Cole has never appeared in relief in a MLB or minor league regular season game.
Pirates pitchers have appeared in each of the last five All Star Games, and none have allowed a run.
Pirates SP Gerrit Cole gets win No. 13 on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/10/15) Pirates ace Gerrit Cole was in fine form in his start on Friday against the Cardinals. Cole, who picked up his 13th win of the season, allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out three in the 5-2 victory.
The only runs scored on the All-Star right-hander came on a two-run home run by Matt Carpenter in the second inning, putting the Pirates down 2-1. But the offense was able to respond quickly, getting regaining the lead in the bottom of the inning.
Cole (13-3) heads into the All-Star break with a 2.30 ERA and 116 strikeouts on the ledger.
"I feel good, strong, healthy," Cole said, per MLB.com. "I feel like I've gotten better every time out, and we've brought consistent energy out on the field, the guys have played really, really well behind us -- and that's reflected in the record."
NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance.
National League reserves are:
Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres
National League pitchers are:
Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals
The five candidates for the Final Vote are:
Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
|2014 summary: To say Gerrit Cole's sophomore season went without a hitch would be inaccurate. After a pedestrian start to the year, he had separate DL stints for shoulder fatigue and a tight lat muscle and made only two starts over the next 2 1/2 months. But he redeemed himself with a 3.44 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings in eight starts after returning, taking the step forward many had hoped to see from the beginning.|
Playing time status: Because of the injuries, Cole ended up throwing just 160 1/3 innings, counting is rehab assignments, down from the 196 1/3 he had between the majors, minors and playoffs in 2013. It's reason to wonder if the Pirates would push him to 200 innings in his third season, which, if the progress he made late in 2014 holds, would be the last major hurdle to clear.
2015 outlook: As the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, Cole has the pedigree of an ace and may have taken his first step toward becoming one with his strong finish. In Head-to-Head leagues, he averaged more Fantasy points per start than Jeff Samardzija and Tyson Ross. Of
course, he has more to prove than that illustrious duo, but in terms of upside alone, he's worth drafting among the top 30 starting pitchers.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/1/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
|8/2/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|
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|8/5/15||CHC||7:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
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