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Gerrit Cole | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Gerrit Cole punched out 10 batters while allowing one run in seven innings as his club defeated the Brewers 3-2 in extra innings on Wednesday.
He didn't get the win but he certainly deserved one. The big right-hander gave up a run in the first inning, then marched through six scoreless frames before being relieved after tossing 103 pitches. He surrendered six hits and didn't walk a batter in the sterling effort. It was the third strong start in a row for Cole after he struggled through the month of June. His record holds at 7-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 starts. He has 108 strikeouts and 27 walks in 120 2/3 innings. Jul 20 - 12:04 AM

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Gerrit Cole pitched well in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits across six frames.

The right-hander fanned four on the night and didn't walk a batter. He gave up a two-run blast to Jedd Gyorko in the first inning, then settled in beautifully, keeping the Cardinals at bay for the remainder of his night. The highly-inconsistent right-hander will look to further improve upon his 4.35 ERA and 1.27 WHIP when he takes on the Brewers at home on Wednesday.
Jul 14 - 10:29 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed two runs in six innings and struck out eight batters in a 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

He gave up a two-run bomb to Maikel Franco in the first inning but settled down from there. He surrendered seven hits and one walk and threw 113 pitches in his six frames. He helped himself at the plate by driving in two runs in the fourth inning. It was a badly needed strong outing for Cole and his fantasy owners. His ERA had been climbing quickly for the past month. He improves to 7-7 with a 4.43 ERA through 18 starts. Most of his troubles this year can be traced to the gopherball -- he's given up 19 homers already and only seven pitchers have allowed more.
Jul 5 - 10:53 PM

Gerrit Cole was crushed in Friday's loss to the Giants, allowing seven runs on 10 hits across 5 1/3 innings.

On the plus side, he did manage to rack up seven strikeouts on the night while walking two. He gave up a leadoff homer to Denard Span and a barrage of baserunners throughout the rest of his night. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Jun 30 - 11:32 PM

Gerrit Cole held the Cardinals to one run over six innings in a win Saturday.

Some might have been concerned when the first Cardinals hitter of the game, Matt Carpenter, deposited a Cole offering into the Cards' bullpen, but Cole straightened up from there. He gave up just four hits the rest of the night, walking two while striking out five. The start was the third in a row in which the 26-year-old has allowed just a single run. It's no coincidence that he's 3-0 in those starts. Cole is 6-6 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.25 WHIP overall, but that late May-early June funk seems to be a thing of the past. Cole has an opportunity for another strong showing Friday when he takes on the cellar-dwelling Giants.
Jun 24 - 11:37 PM

Gerrit Cole was fantastic in Monday's victory over the Brewers, scattering three hits over seven innings of one-run ball.

The right-hander punched out five on the evening while walking two. The only blemish on his night was a solo homer off the bat of Travis Shaw in the second inning. It's the second straight strong outing from Cole who looks to be turning his season around. He now sits at 5-6 on the season with a 4.28 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 74/22 K/BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings on the season. He'll look to run his winning streak to three on Saturday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Jun 19 - 11:02 PM

Gerrit Cole was terrific in Tuesday's victory over the Rockies, surrendering one run on three hits across seven frames.

Cole walked three and struck out three on the night. Aside from an RBI single from Tony Wolters in the fifth inning, he was in complete command of the game. It was especially nice to see after he was clobbered for seven runs against the Marlins his last time out. Cole will carry a 4.54 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 69/20 K/BB ratio into Monday's start against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Jun 13 - 9:55 PM

Gerrit Cole was knocked around by the Marlins on Thursday, allowing seven runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.

None of the Marlins' 11 hits left the yard, but they smacked five doubles against the Bucs' ace. It's been a rough go of it lately for Cole, who has allowed 23 earned runs in his last 19 1/3 innings of work. In 13 starts overall, the right-hander is 3-6 with a 4.83 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. A date with the hot-hitting Rockies doesn't make Cole's life any easier when the two will meet up on Tuesday.
Jun 8 - 11:19 PM

Gerrit Cole was knocked around for season-high seven runs over five innings against the Mets on Friday.

For the second straight start, the Mets touched him up for three home runs. Cole has allowed 16 runs (including eight home runs) in 14 2/3 innings over his last three starts, increasing his ERA from 2.84 to 4.27 on the year. He’ll try to get back on track next week against the Marlins.
Jun 2 - 11:25 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed four earned runs, 10 hits and a walk across five innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday.

Cole was looking very ace-like with eight straight quality starts from April 9-May 17, but he has been hit hard for nine earned runs, 20 hits and five homers over 9 2/3 innings across his past two outings. He'll look to get back on track next Friday in a rematch with the Mets at Citi Field.
May 28 - 1:31 AM

Gerrit Cole was lit up for five earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Braves.

Cole didn't have it in this one, registering just two strikeouts while surrendering a walk and 10 hits, including two home runs. The right-hander watched his ERA jump from 2.84 to 3.36, and he now stands 2-5 on a last-place Pirates team with an overall record of 20-25. Cole, a potential trade candidate this summer, will get the Mets at home next.
May 22 - 11:04 PM

Gerrit Cole earned a win by tossing seven innings of one-run baseball in a 6-1 victory over the Nationals on Wednesday.

The only run he allowed came in the seventh inning on a Brian Goodwin double that scored Daniel Murphy. Cole held the Nationals to three hits and two walks while fanning three in the ballgame. With the win today his record improves to 2-4 despite a sterling 2.84 ERA. He has punched out 50 batters and walked 12 in 57 innings. He will take the hill twice next week against the Braves and Mets.
May 17 - 10:37 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Cole's performance was somewhat overshadowed by that of opposing starter Zack Greinke, who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but his was a fine outing in its own right. Brandon Drury burned him for an RBI single in the second inning and Jake Lamb an RBI double in the third, but otherwise Cole kept the Pirates within striking distance during his seven innings of work. He finished the evening with five strikeouts against just one walk. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Nationals. He will carry a 3.06 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 47/10 K/BB ratio (50 innings) into that one.
May 12 - 12:21 AM

Gerritt Cole allowed just two hits and one run in seven innings during Saturdays game against the Brewers, but did not factor into the decision in the extra-inning win.

He brought his best stuff tonight. He punched out eight batters and walked only two. One of the two hits he allowed was a solo homer by Hernan Perez. His record holds at 1-3 with a 3.14 ERA through seven starts. He has 42 strikeouts and nine walks in 43 innings.
May 6 - 10:53 PM

Gerrit Cole yielded three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Cole was going strong until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Billy Hamilton reached on a fielding error, Joey Votto drew a walk, and Adam Duvall slugged a go-ahead three-run home run. The walk to Votto was the only one Cole allowed in the six-inning start, and he struck out seven while surrendering just five total hits. Cincinnati won the game in the bottom of the 10th on a walkoff RBI double by Hamilton. Cole will carry a 1-3 record, 3.50 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 34/7 K/BB ratio into his next start at home versus the Brewers.
May 1 - 10:44 PM

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