Gerrit Cole made his 6th start as a pro on Sunday against the Tampa Yankees. His overall numbers were good but not great: 5 innings, 80 pitches (56 strikes), 2 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts.
Cole was throwing all his pitches for strikes. He was consistently ahead in the count. I don't believe he went 2-0 on any batter, and was only 2-1 on 2 batters.
After the first couple of batters in the game (both of which resulted in hits on high fastballs), he settled down in the zone. It looked like he was really trying hard to keep the ball down. By my count, he missed high only 3 times, compared to missing beneath the zone about a dozen times (although about half of those were breaking balls that were supposed to drop out of the zone).
Of his three walks, one was an 8-pitch at bat an...
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