Gerrit Cole took the mound at Pirate City today for a start against the New York Yankees' A-ball team. Cole made his last start against the Yankees' Double-A team earlier in the week.
The outing for the 2011 first overall pick was a strong one. Cole went four innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and one strikeout. He threw 53 pitches, with 38 going for strikes.
In the first inning Cole got two ground outs and a fly out to put the Yankees down in order. He came out in the second and got three straight ground outs, needing only 11 pitches to get through the inning. His third inning started with a single, but the right-hander recovered with two ground outs and a strikeout. The third inning can be seen below.
The right-hander ran in to trouble in the fourth, giving up...
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