Gerrit Cole seems to evolve more and more into an ace each time he pitches this season.

But there's been a few exceptions.

The Cincinnati Reds have been able to pause that evolution in each of their three games against Cole in 2015. In his career, Cole is 0-3 with a 5.53 ERA against Cincinnati after the Pirates lost 5-2 Wednesday.

The Reds tagged him for five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. It was the first outing this season Cole gave up more than three runs and failed to pitch at least five innings.

Cole is now 11-3 this season with a 2.16 ERA, still a stellar line for any pitcher.

But against the Reds this year, he is 0-2 in three starts with a 6.75 ERA. Cole has allowed 23 earned runs on the season,  11 of which were scored in 14 2/3 innings by Cincinnati.

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