Gerrit Cole Pictures and Videos From Today’s Start

Gerrit Cole made his debut in the Arizona Fall League today, which I wrote about earlier.  Pirates Prospects reader “AngelsFan4Ever” was at the game today, and was nice enough to send us a few photos from the game. Here is Gerrit Cole, in his Pirates’ uniform and Mesa cap: Here is a shot of Cole in the dugout with his teammates, including fellow Pirates prospect Michael Colla: A big thanks to AngelsFan for the great...

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AFL Recap 10/14: Gerrit Cole’s Debut

Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, made his Arizona Fall League debut this afternoon against the Surprise Saguaros.   Cole started off strong, with two shutout innings, but fell apart in the third, finishing with three runs allowed on three hits in 2.1 innings, along with a walk and two strikeouts. Cole started off the game with three ground outs in the first inning.  He ranged from 93-100...

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Team USA Defeats South Korea And Venezuela; Mercer Homers

USA  3,  South Korea  1 Three US pitchers combined to hold South Korea to just one run on 4 hits this afternoon in World Cub/Pan Am tournament Second Round play.  Matt Shoemaker (Angels) made the start for the US and hurled 5 shutout innings.  He allowed just a double over the first 4 of those innings.  In the 5th, with two outs, Shoemaker gave up a single and a walk, but ended the inning with a fly out. Team USA got off to a solid...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Second Base

The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have many positions on the field that were held down by just one person throughout the 2011 season.  Second base was one of those rare positions.  Neil Walker played 159 games at the position, starting 155 of those games.  No other player on the roster started more games, and Walker was one of three  players on the team that started over 100 games (with the other two being Andrew McCutchen and Ronny...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 14

On this date in both 1971 and 1979, the Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in game five of the World Series. Both games occurred at Three Rivers Stadium but under different circumstances. In 1971 the series was tied two games apiece. The Pirates went with Nelson Briles for his first start of the series while the winner of game one, Dave McNally, took the mound for the Orioles. The Pirates got to McNally early with a solo homer by...

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