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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 LHB|| 24.1||0||0|| 1.11||0||5||30|
|vs RHB|| 32.2||0||0|| 2.76||0||9||33|
|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 strikes out seven in win against Marlins
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/27/15) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole had great stuff in his team's 5-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Cole (7-2) tossed seven innings, struck out seven batter and allowed just two earned runs in the win.
"It's a big deal. Free passes tend to hurt you," Cole said to MLB.com. "For the most part, just attacking guys and staying down in the zone and forcing early contact keeps guys uncomfortable. It stops rallies."
Cole's two earned runs came on one-run home runs by Justin Bour and Christian Yelich. In 64 innings this season, Cole has allowed just 15 earned runs.
Pirates P Gerrit Cole strikes out 10 in win
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole allowed only six hits in 111 pitches during Friday night's 4-1 victory over the Mets.
Cole gave up one run though it was unearned. It was a result of a Josh Harrison throwing error. Other than that, Cole pitched a great game, striking out 10 batters while walking just one. He went 8 1/3 innings.
"He brought energy. He brought focus to the game," manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "It was a good shot in the arm for us."
Cole has had an exceptional start to the season as he's allowed only 13 earned runs in 48 2/3 innings. He'd posted eight strikeouts three times this year with his total of 10 on Friday being a season-high.
Cole now boasts a 2.05 ERA for the season.
His next start is projected for May 27 against the Marlins.
Pirates SP Gerrit Cole takes hard-luck loss on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/16/15) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was solid in a loss on Saturday to the Cubs. Cole went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while matching his season-high with eight punchouts. He left the game with his team down 2-1, but the bullpen gave up two runs in the seventh inning.
Cole (5-2, 2.40 ERA) gave up individual runs in the first and third innings, but was pretty much on cruise-control after that. He threw 107 pitches with 70 going for strikes.
"I would've liked to have pitched a little bit better," Cole said, per MLB.com. "Yeah, I looked forward to try to get us back on track, and (Lester) beat me today."
He's lined up to make his next start on Saturday against the Mets.
Pirates' Gerrit Cole gives up three runs in loss vs. Reds Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole took the loss Wednesday, allowing three earned runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Reds.
"He pitched a good ballgame," manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "He got into a couple of tough spots. But there's no shame in what he did tonight. He battled and went after it, like he always does."
Cole (4-1) earned wins in four straight starts coming into Wednesday's start, giving up a total of three earned runs during that stretch. He matched that number against the Reds, allowing a pair of runs in the fourth inning and another on a solo home run in the fifth. It was just the second home run allowed by the righty this season.
Cole owns a 2.27 ERA and 39:10 K:BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Phillies Monday.
Pirates' Gerrit Cole strikes out eight in win vs. Cubs
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole earned a win Wednesday, giving up just one unearned run on three hits and one walk in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 8-1 victory over the Cubs.
Cole (4-0) has surrendered just three earned runs in his last four starts, all wins, since a mediocre season debut. His only run allowed came on a second-inning single to put the Cubs ahead, but the Pirates had no trouble giving the starter the win, scoring nine runs over the final six innings of the game.
"It's nice to get out of here without getting swept," Cole said after the game, per MLB.com. "We can relax a little more on the off-day, clear our minds and get ready for St. Louis this weekend."
Cole owns a 1.76 ERA and 35:8 K:BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings across five starts. The Pirates are off Thursday and Monday, so Cole's next start could come either Tuesday or Wednesday against the Reds at home.
|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|
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