All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/26/12

    Rudy Owens gets the start for Indianapolis tonight, facing off against top prospect Jacob Turner. Owens has made 14 straight quality starts to begin the season. Bradenton went with Casey Sadler to start game two of yesterday’s doubleheader. Jameson Taillon is the likely starter for today. He hasn’t made a start since...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: How About Those Future Aces?

    I've spent the last two nights watching two of the top pitching prospects in the system show why they're two of the top pitching prospects in the system. I'd write more about it here, but I've already written a ton about each guy. So for now, check out my articles on Gerrit...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Last season James McDonald had trouble pitching lengthy outings. But this year there is a whole different guy on the mound. McDonald continues to knock down different challenges this season. On Thursday night at PNC Park McDonald threw his first Major League complete game in the Pirates 9-1 series...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon to Participate in Futures Game

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will send two players to the 2012 Futures Game, held during All-Star weekend. Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon have both been selected to pitch for Team USA in the event on July 8th in Kansas City. They will be joined by Indianapolis Indians' pitching coach Tom...

  • Prospect Reports
    Gerrit Cole Shows Why He’s the Top Prospect in Double-A Debut

    For the last month, Pirates fans have been asking the same question: when will Gerrit Cole get promoted to Double-A? Last week the Pirates announced the move, and tonight Cole made that long-awaited debut. And he didn’t disappoint. The first overall pick in the 2011 draft showed why he’s the number one...

  • Transactions
    Minor League Moves: Cole Officially Promoted, Curry Activated

    A few minor league moves this afternoon. **The Pirates officially promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona today, in time for his debut tonight. They also activated Matt Curry off the disabled list. Curry has been out with a hamstring injury. **To make room on the Altoona roster, Elevys Gonzalez was transferred...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/20/12

    Gerrit Cole will make his AA debut tonight. He left the Florida State League with the third best ERA(2.55), third best WHIP(1.10) and his 69 strikeouts ranks sixth. Bradenton has an early morning start time today. West Virginia returns from their All-Star break tomorrow. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole Discusses Promotion to Double-A (VIDEO)

    Pirates first round pick in the 2011 draft right-hander Gerrit Cole is set to make his Double-A debut on Wednesday in Altoona for the Curve. Cole went 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA with High-A. He struck out 69 batters over 67.0 innings. Here is a video interview with Cole on his promotion...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Is Hard to Hit; Jones Seeking Consistency

    CLEVELAND, OH. — When James McDonald takes the mound, he’s hard to hit. When he’s got fastball command, and his secondary pitches are working, the opposing team doesn’t have much luck trying to square up a base knock. He’s already flirted with two no-hitters in 2012. And on Friday night against the...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Promote Gerrit Cole to Double-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona, per the team Twitter account. Cole is coming off a five shutout inning performance last night, where he struck out seven, and allowed two walks and three hits. The right-hander was hitting 101 with his fastball, and 92 MPH with his...

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