Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon both pitched in the MLB Futures Game this afternoon, both throwing an inning. Cole gave up two runs on a walk and a two run homer, while striking out two. Taillon gave up a run on two doubles. Here is a detailed report of how each pitcher threw.
Gerrit Cole got off to a good start in the second inning. He got his first batter to strike out on four pitches, with the last pitch being a 99 MPH fastball. He followed that up with a three pitch chopper to third base for the second out. After starting off with a low 89 MPH ball, Cole threw an 88 MPH changeup with backdoor movement for a strike looking, and got the chopper to third on a 97 MPH fastball.
Cole ran in to trouble with two outs. Cleveland prospect Jesus Aguilar battled back fro...
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