Gerrit Cole Was the Number Three Prospect in the International League
Oct10

Gerrit Cole Was the Number Three Prospect in the International League

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the 2013 International League today. Gerrit Cole was the only Pirates prospect on the list, and was ranked third. Cole finished behind Xander Bogaerts and Wil Myers. Cole and Myers no longer have prospect eligibility, but the Triple-A rankings only consider guys that came into the season with prospect eligibility. We’ve already seen what Cole can do in the majors, so going...

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Gerrit Cole Will Start For the Pirates in Game Five
Oct07

Gerrit Cole Will Start For the Pirates in Game Five

The big question about a potential game five was whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would start Gerrit Cole instead of A.J. Burnett. Burnett struggled on the road in St. Louis in Game 1, while Cole dominated the Cardinals in Game 2. Both will be available on normal rest for Game 5 on Wednesday, and after Michael Wacha mowed down the Pirates today, there will be a Game 5. Clint Hurdle announced after the game today that Gerrit Cole would...

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The Pirates Have a Playoff Pitching Staff of Reclamation Projects
Oct07

The Pirates Have a Playoff Pitching Staff of Reclamation Projects

The Pittsburgh Pirates wouldn’t be here today without their pitching. The team has been successful this year due to pitching and defense making up for an offense that can be weak and streaky at times. The amazing thing about that pitching staff is how cheap they have come. Most of the starting pitchers have been reclamation projects who were coming off down years, and bounced back once they came to Pittsburgh. The bullpen guys...

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8 Important Moments from Gerrit Cole’s Playoff Win
Oct04

8 Important Moments from Gerrit Cole’s Playoff Win

A road playoff game did not change what is becoming a recurring theme — Gerrit Cole has become the Pirates’ most consistent starting pitcher. By dotting the fastball around the plate and mixing in his breaking pitches, Cole allowed only three Cardinals baserunners over six innings to help get the Pirates a 7-1 victory. “Dynamite from pitch one,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “Angles of the breaking...

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Gerrit Cole Should Be the Game Five Starter
Oct04

Gerrit Cole Should Be the Game Five Starter

There might not be a game five in the NLDS between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals. Either team could win the next two games at PNC Park, although you’d think the Pirates would have a strong chance at one game with Francisco Liriano vs Joe Kelly.┬áIf there is a game five, then the last two days have shown that the starting pitcher for the Pirates in that game should be Gerrit Cole. This isn’t just about...

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