After a strong first rehab appearance and a pair of side bullpen sessions, Gerrit Cole and the Pirates had high expectations from his second start with Indianapolis on Tuesday. However, those were dashed fairly quickly.
Cole allowed ten hits and five earned runs in 4.1 innings on Tuesday.
“I think the positives were that I got to the pitch count and got the amount of outs that I needed to get,” Cole said. “Coming off what I went through after the last start, that was the goal.”
Cole said that he was bumped as the listed starter on Saturday after having some issues bouncing back as quickly as he wanted to with the shoulder. He said that this led them to put things on hold and take a little bit extra time.
“We worked on some things and tried to clean some things up,” Cole said. “It was not easy to take them into the game... It was definitely not full [effort] because we feel like that was what got me into trouble last time.”
After the bullpen sessions, Cole said that thing...
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