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|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 LHB|| 52.1||0||0|| 2.58||0||12||47|
|vs RHB|| 65.0||0||0|| 3.74||0||16||53|
|03/08/2014||Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI|
|03/08/2014||Dexter Fowler, CF HOU|
Jason Grilli, RP PIT
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
|Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
|03/08/2014||Mark Trumbo, LF ARI||Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
|Last 7 Games|
|Gerrit Cole surrenders two runs in spring debut |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(2/28/14) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole had an inauspicious spring debut Friday, surrendering two earned runs on three hits while striking out two in two innings as his team fell to the Blue Jays, 4-2.
When asked what he was working on his first start, Cole told MLB.com he was "getting a feel back for everything, just trying to keep the fastball down and get comfortable back on the mound again." Cole is coming off a banner rookie season for the Pirates in which he went 10-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 100:28 K:BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings.
|Gerrit Cole receives praise from Jameson Taillon |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/14/14) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon had some nice things to say about Gerrit Cole.
"I wasn't surprised by [Cole's success]," Taillon said. "I thought he was ready, and there's no spot too big for him. It didn't really shock me that he was doing so well." Taillon said he watched nearly every start Cole made last season.
Cole posted a 3.22 ERA in 117 1/3 innings last year.
Taillon enters the year in a similar situation. While he should start the year in the minors, he's expected to make his major-league debut at some point during the regular season. He's coming off a season in which he posted a 3.73 ERA in 147 1/3 innings across two levels.
|Gerrit Cole surrenders two runs in Game 5 loss |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/9/13) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole took the loss in Wednesday's Game 5 defeat at the hands of the Cardinals, giving up two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out five in five innings as the Cardinals advanced to the National League Championship Series with a 6-1 win.
Cole was pulled after just five innings not due to any perceived struggles; rather, the team brought in a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and turned the game over to the bullpen, which would allow four more runs in the loss. Cole pitched well in his first postseason experience, going 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB ratio in 11 innings over two starts.
|Gerrit Cole takes ball from A.J. Burnett for Game 5 start |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(10/7/13) The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that rookie Gerrit Cole will get the ball to start Game 5 of the National League Division Series Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Manager Clint Hurdle made the decision to start Cole over A.J. Burnett following Monday's Game 4 loss to the Cardinals to even the series at two games apiece.
Burnett was blasted as the Cardinals beat him 9-1 in Game 1 of the playoff series. Cole was terrific in a Game 2 win and will get the ball on regular rest.
|Gerrit Cole twirls a gem in Game 2 |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(10/4/13) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole tossed a quality start as he picked up the win in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Cardinals Friday.
The rookie hurler served up a solo home run to Yadier Molina in the fifth inning for his only blemish of the day. He surrendered one run on two hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings of a 7-1 victory.
|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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|3/13/14||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
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