Cole was lifted after 4.2 innings and 98 pitches today.

One day after Jameson Taillon made his Double-A debut, fellow top prospect Gerrit Cole took the mound against the Trenton Thunder. Cole had previously dominated Trenton, with 11.1 shutout innings in two starts, striking out 12 in that stretch. Today he ran in to trouble early against the Thunder lineup.

Cole labored in the first inning, giving up two runs on three hits and one walk, before escaping the inning with a strikeout. He started the game with a leadoff double, followed by a single to bring in the first run. After getting his first strikeout, Cole was bailed out by Stefan Welch at third. Welch made a diving stop on a hard hit grounder down the line, making the hard throw across the diamond for the second out. Cole gave u...

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