Gerrit Cole Live Report: 5/6/12

Gerrit Cole made his 6th start as a pro on Sunday against the Tampa Yankees. His overall numbers were good but not great: 5 innings, 80 pitches (56 strikes), 2 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts. Cole was throwing all his pitches for strikes. He was consistently ahead in the count. I don’t believe he went 2-0 on any batter, and was only 2-1 on 2 batters. After the first couple of batters in the game (both of which resulted in...

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Starling Marte Exits With Hand Injury in Indians 4-2 Win

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)       An 8th-inning rally broke a 2-2 tie to give the Indianapolis Indians the win at Victory Field this afternoon.  The win gives the Tribe a sweep of this brief 2-game series with the Louisville Bats.   Reliever Bryan Morris was the pitcher of record when the Indians scored the winning runs, so he earned the win.  Starter Daniel Cabrera had a much better outing than...

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The Altoona Four Providing Depth and Trade Chips

Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Rudy Owens, and Justin Wilson earned the group name “The Altoona Four” after all four pitchers put up strong numbers at the Double-A level in 2010. All four pitchers were expected to move up at some point in 2011. That point came at the start of the year for Owens and Wilson. It came later in the year for Locke. It didn’t come until 2012 for Morris. The results in 2011 were the exact...

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Prospect Notebook: Cole and Taillon On the Right Track For Double-A

Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton.  After Sunday’s start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his six starts on the year. Taillon’s numbers have been more impressive, with a 1.76 ERA in 30.2 innings, along with a 33:6 K/BB ratio. The...

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Prospect Watch: Cole Strikes Out Five in Five Innings

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (1-1, 3.54) - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (1-2, 1.76) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.268) - 0-for-1, HBP 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No...

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