Gerrit Cole was throwing a bullpen session here at Pirate City, under the instruction of Jim Benedict. I caught the last few pitches on camera. My favorite part is the second pitch in the video. Cole goes for an inside fastball to a left hander and drills the batting dummy. Jim Benedict's reaction can be heard: "That's my favorite sound".
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