Comments on: Gerrit Cole Fantastic Again, Pirates Win 5-2 in Anaheim http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29875 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:37:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29875 I don’t think the Angels deal Trumbo, even if they are out of it this season. He is under team control through 2016. Better to look elsewhere.

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By: Bob Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29858 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:06:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29858 What about a trade for Trumbo is that possible and what would it cost us

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By: buc em all http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29849 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:39:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29849 Cole aint goin back to Indy he’s filthy n he fills up the seats at pnc nutting will Scrooge mcduck in the cash

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29839 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:58:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29839 Oh, the outrage when they send Cole back, I can’t see them keeping him up unless they make a deal somewhere for one of the starting pitchers ahead of him.
Cole is good enough to make any ones starting staff with the exception of the Pirates when they are all healthy and they all will be in less than 2 weeks.
If it were me I probably would do the unheard of and use a 6 man staff going forward, IMO, it would keep the starters fresh going down the stretch.

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By: esd4 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29838 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:38:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29838 I think that 93 mph pitch that K’d Pujols in the first was actually a two-seamer. They showed a good slo-mo shot of it on the Angels’ broadcast, and the grip was really weird, sort of a combination of a CH, two-seamer, and splitter. He was gripping it with the seams like you would a two-seamer, but only with his middle finger. He had the ring and pinky off the ball and the index finger outside the seams, on the side of the ball almost like a circle change, except he wasn’t making the circle with his thumb. Weird grip, awesome pitch, whatever it was.

I think Santelli’s right that to an extent you just can’t classify these pitches. He’s doing stuff that defies our current categorizations.

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By: finner68 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29835 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:59:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29835 Cole was good. This was the hardest he has thrown since he has been with the Pirates and his motion seems effortless. It was fun to watch.

Alvarez put a great swing on a high fastball. Mercer also crushed his homer.

Any thoughts on Mercer playing 2B more often?

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By: Andrew Smalley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29831 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:36:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29831 I think you’re missing what was his best pitch: the hard, short-breaking slide-piece that was around 90-92. It struck-out Trout and Pujols.

It’s similar to Harvey’s slider. It doesn’t have a ton of horizontal break, but it breaks down vertically on outer half. Trout swung for strike 3, so did Pujols in his 2nd K.

It was filthy. Also, he threw a 93 mph CH to strike out Pujols in the 1st. Yes, 93……

Impressive.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29828 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:15:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29828 I think Cole made some good progress tonight. And oh by the way we got the win too. I feel like he used his offspeed stuff a little more but I have no stats to back that up. Split the next two and we’ve got another successful series. As always good write up.

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By: blackmax http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/gerrit-cole-fantastic-again-pirates-win-5-2-in-anaheim.html#comment-29823 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 06:28:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58069#comment-29823 Damn, that was fun to watch. More games like this and mid to high end free agents will start calling the Pirates in the offseason.

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