The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed starter Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitcher Brandon Cumpton to start tonight’s game. Cole left his last start early due to right lat soreness. The move was made retroactive to July 5th and due to the All-Star break, there is a chance that Cole could miss just one start.
Cumpton will face the St Louis Cardinals tonight. He has made nine starts for the Pirates this season, posting a 4.61 ERA over 52.2 innings. Cumpton has a 1.33 WHIP and a 12/32 BB/SO ratio. He has given up just one home run. The Pirates have a 5-4 record in Cumpton’s starts. This will be the first time he faces the Cardinals this season.