All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • Game Recaps
    Gerrit Cole Fantastic Again, Pirates Win 5-2 in Anaheim

    For all the adjectives I could use to describe Gerrit Cole’s stuff and location Friday night, I...

  • Playoffs
    Pirates Playoff Odds: Strong Homestand Bumps Up Chances

    This week’s odds report was delayed by one day because my laptop was driving the StruggleBus yesterday....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Why is Gerrit Cole Throwing So Many Fastballs?

    Gerrit Cole has thrown a fastball almost 81% of the time. (Photo Credit: David Hague) In his...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Beat Dodgers 6-3 on Alvarez’s Homer, Cole’s Deja Vu

    Do not adjust your computer screen. Yes, that was Gerrit Cole making his second Major League start Sunday, even though you could have easily confused it for a replay of his debut. The phenom prospect threw the same number of fastballs, allowed the same number of hits and walks, kept the run total...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Projecting Rotation with Burnett Out, Cumpton In

    Let’s review the Pirates’ scheduled starting rotation following the news that Brandon Cumpton will take the place of injured A.J. Burnett. Dodgers Series Friday: Jeff Locke Saturday: Brandon Cumpton (MLB Debut) Sunday: Gerrit Cole Reds Series Monday: Francisco Liriano Tuesday: Charlie Morton Wednesday: Jeff Locke Thursday: To Be Announced Angels Series (not...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Have Had Some Amazing Starting Pitching Depth

    Jeanmar Gomez is one of 10 starting pitchers the Pirates have used this year. Photo Credit: David Hague Earlier today I was recording a podcast with James Santelli and Tom Bragg, talking about the rotation, and what moves would need to be made once guys like Jeanmar Gomez, James McDonald, and Wandy...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: 9 Best Perspectives on Cole’s Debut

    We all watched Gerrit Cole impress in his Major League debut Tuesday night. I wrote about it. You (hopefully) read it, and now it’s on to the next one. But before it is on to the next one, I wanted to compile the best insight about Cole becoming a part of the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: So Many Things Are Going Right For the Pirates

    I wanted to keep this more of a notes article tonight, jotting down a few thoughts I had throughout the evening. A lot of things happened tonight which had me thinking about all of the things going right for the Pirates right now. Gerrit Cole was excellent in his major league debut....

  • Game Recaps
    Cole, Alvarez Lead Pirates to Series-Opening Win

    Let’s cut to the chase — the Pirates played a great game in front of a mostly-full PNC Park and thumped the defending World Series champions and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. This game had a little bit of everything but the majority of the focus, and rightfully so, was on...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole Does it Himself in Debut with Quality Start, Two RBI

    Gerrit Cole exits to an ovation. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Gerrit Cole steps into the box for his first Major League at-bat with the bases loaded. Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is 60 feet, 6 inches away. After two straight strikes, Cole lays off three pitches out of the zone. Then...

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