The AFL Rising Stars game wasn't kind to Gerrit Cole. The Pittsburgh Pirates right hander was hit for two home runs and five runs total, getting just two outs before being lifted due to a single inning pitch limit.
Cole started off by giving up a double to Kevin Mattison. The ball bounced past the first baseman, and Mattison hustled his way to a double. Cole's next pitch was a 99 MPH fastball that Nick Franklin hit to center field for a two run homer. He followed that with a single on a chopper up the middle. Junior Lake fielded the ball, but didn't have a play. However, he tried to make the play, and made a wild throw to first, allowing the runner to advance to second.
The first out came on a strikeout to the next batter. Cole got a swinging strike in the dirt on a 92 MPH cut...
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