Comments on: Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Seven Shutout, Sanchez, Lambo, and Allie Homer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28319 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 21:04:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28319 Thanks buster09. Just figured that out a little while ago. Hopefully he can contribute.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28317 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 20:25:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28317 Fred,jus to let you know,Alex Presley was in Pittsburgh,thats why you didn’t see him.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28304 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:19:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28304 That’s the third time I’ve seen you mention June 11th for Cole’s debut. Do you have tickets to that game?

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28303 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:58:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28303 Some other notes from the Indy game: Tony Sanchez looked great at the plate (Most Indy players did with ex-pirate and tomato can Joe Martinez on the mound) Sanchez hit the bomb I believe to left center, had an opposite field double, and i believe a single up the middle if I remember correctly? I have seen him twice now this year and he is 6-7 with a walk and two doubles and homers. The smallest of samples but he looks ready at the plate. Throwing is another thing. I saw him throw 1 nice strike after the warmup to second early…after that he bounced a throw to 3B after a K…then he did it again later…then he uncorked a throwdown into center and then the next inning pulled Harrison off the bag on the throwdown…he was not happy with himself shaking his head in disgust several times…but at least he kept hitting.

Pie looked great starting the game 4-4 and showing blazing speed on a double. He is such a good athlete that it easily shows out there like when you see a Cutch or Marte. Only if he could find consistency. Sands hit a rocket 25 feet off the ground that flew out in about 2-3 seconds. The longest ball I’ve seen hit out to left since Neil Walker bomber one a few years ago at Huntington. Matt hague hit a bomb too once again leaving scratching my head he only has 5 homers and not in the majors…FREE MATT HA…just kidding. Other than that harrison looked real good at 2nd turning a nice double play and flashing an accurate arm on a charging play….d’Arnaud looked solid at the plate and fast on the bases almost beating out a routine grounder…Brett Caroll was in and Presley did not play making 2 times he has sat in C-Bus this year. Presely is a favorite of mine to watch because he looks odd out there but gets the job done…like a poor man’s Johnny Damon. brett Carroll took many circuitus routes in left and dropped a ball in foul territory that was called fair for one of Cole’s two hits allowed…i thought it was foul. Lastly, Duke Welker, the big corn-fed mule came out in the 8th before I left. He was allowed a baserunner or two…but was 95 repeatedly on the gun. Duke signifies the end of an era…he will likely be the last Dave Littlefield draftee to play in the majors. (Fake sniffles)

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28302 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:32:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28302 …was at the game until the 8th. I got to see every pitch for Cole and he was impressive. After a 90 minute delay he came out throwing 92-93 in the first. Not surprising after having 6 days off and then sitting and waiting. I think he hit 94 maybe once or twice in an easy first inning. After that he amped it up slowly as the game went on and after the 3rd he was pretty much 93-97 on the park gun which I would say after watching many games at Huntington Park is accurate. He hit 98 a few times…maybe 2 or 3 that I saw so I didn’t get to see 100 on the gun leaving Aroldis Chapman as the only guy I have ever seen do it at Huntington. Coles control was spectacular other than one inning….I believe the 4th where he drilled a guy between the numbers with a 90 mph pitch, maybe a 2 seamer he lost…then he walked the next batter. After losing composure a little he quickly got a double play ball d’Arnaud started and then absolutely cruised after that. He threw 90 pitches and I think he threw 62 strikes which is very good. Take that one inning out and he was well over 80% strikes…most of them good strikes not up in the zone…which is a great sign for him. I was surprised at his changeup which i thought was up in the high 80s. His breaking pitches were all down in the 83-85 range. I was down the 1B line up high and had trouble picking out the change from the slider…but so did the Clipper hitters. If he is throwing a changeup in the 84-85 range and fooling hitters, it is just not fair having 12-14 mph difference between the two. Anyways, he left after 7 and semmed like he could have at least cruised through the 8th and been around 100 pitches but glad they got him out and got momentum back in the right direction.

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By: impliedi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28295 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 13:57:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28295 Tim, you mention that Lambo doesn’t add anything that the Pirates don’t already have, but does he possibly project as a low-cost replacement for Garrett Jones? I know Jones is a fan favorite, but since he’ll be looking at $5+ million next year, it might not be a bad move to be a little aggressive with Lambo in moving him to AAA and get him some more reps at 1B with an eye to seeing if he can allow the Pirates to move Jones.

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By: reddfoxx39 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28292 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 11:57:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28292 Can we at least put Power Allie as #20A in the prospect rankings….

Just save me some time from going to The WV box score….

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-gerrit-cole-throws-seven-shutout-sanchez-lambo-and-allie-homer.html#comment-28291 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 11:36:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55316#comment-28291 Tim: Is this Gerrit Cole saying he wants to be in the Rotation of the Pirates? The opportunity is there, and he has seized it with his 6 innings after a bad first inning in the last start and then the 7 inning beauty last night. IMO, one more start next Wednesday, then travel to Pittsburgh on the 9th or 10th and pitch Tuesday, June 11 against the SF Giants, and again against the Dodgers on Sunday before going on the road. The only stat that could be an issue is the number of walks (27) in 61 IP, but only 1 walk in the last 12 innings is VG for a kid that throws like he does.

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