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Gerrit Cole | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UCLA
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Gerrit Cole yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings but got a no-decision as the Pirates needed 14 innings to pull out a 5-4 victory against the Tigers on Tuesday.
Cole allowed run-scoring doubles in each of the fifth and seventh innings. He gave up nine hits overall while walking none and striking out six. He was once again denied his 12th win, but still maintains a terrific 2.20 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 108/25 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. Cole will take on the Indians at home in his next outing. Jul 1 - 1:09 AM

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Gerrit Cole struggled on Wednesday against the Reds, serving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings, resulting in his third loss of the season.

Cole was going for his league-leading 12th win, but the Reds jumped on him for four runs in the first inning. Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce both hit run-scoring doubles, then Marlon Byrd drilled a two-run home run. Cole gave up eight hits overall, walked three, and struck out five. He still sports a terrific 2.16 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 102/25 K/BB ratio over 95 2/3 innings. The right-hander will aim for redemption in a road start against the Tigers next week.
Jun 24 - 10:39 PM

Gerrit Cole moved to 11-2 after allowing two runs and three hits Thursday against the White Sox.

Jeff Samardzija matched Cole for seven innings, but the Pirates went ahead in the top of the eighth to put Cole in line for the win. The pen held it from there. Cole has won each of his last six starts, even though the Pirates haven't scored more than five runs in another of those games.
Jun 19 - 12:01 AM

Gerrit Cole secured his 10th win after allowing two runs (one earned) to the Phillies over six innings in a 4-3 victory on Saturday.

Cole wasn't able to give the Pirates length, but he pitched great while he was on the mound. The 24-year-old struck out seven without walking a batter. It's the continuation of what's been an awesome season to this point. Cole boasts a 1.71 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 93/19 K/BB ratio over 84 innings. He'll take to the road to tango with the White Sox in his next start.
Jun 13 - 7:22 PM

Gerrit Cole fired seven scoreless innings Sunday in the Pirates' 3-0 defeat of the Braves.

Cole was yet again dominant, striking out seven batters over his seven shutout frames while improving to 9-2 on the year with a 1.73 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 86/19 K/BB ratio in 78 total innings. He's the first Pirates pitcher with 30 wins in his first 53 starts since Emil Yde in 1924-25. Cole, 24, should keep it all rolling next time out against the Phillies.
Jun 7 - 4:32 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed only a pair of unearned runs over seven innings to pick up his eighth win of the season against the Giants on Monday.

Jung Ho Kang's fielding error and a wild pitch contributed to the Giants scoring twice in the first inning. Cole settled down from there, limiting the Giants to five hits and a pair of walks while striking out nine. The 24-year-old has been among baseball's best, now 8-2 with a 1.90 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 79/16 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. Cole will take the hill against the Braves in Atlanta next.
Jun 2 - 12:55 AM

Gerrit Cole held the Marlins to two runs over seven innings, earning the win on Wednesday.

Both runs scored on solo home runs from Justin Bour and Christian Yelich. Cole was in line for the loss until the Pirates rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh. The right-hander allowed seven hits overall while walking none and striking out seven. Cole has allowed two or fewer runs in eight of his 10 starts and is now 7-2 with a 2.11 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 70/14 K/BB ratio in 64 innings. His next start will come on the road against the Giants.
May 27 - 3:17 PM

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters and allowed just an unearned run over 8 1/3 innings in a 4-1 win over the Mets on Friday.

The only run scored on a wild pitch in the third inning. It was a dominant performance from Cole, who entered the ninth inning with a chance at his first career complete game. He was pulled with two on and one out, but Mark Melancon was able to finish off the victory. Cole scattered six hits and walked one in the victory and now owns a 2.05 ERA and 63/14 K/BB ratio in 57 innings through nine starts. He's looking like a potential Cy Young frontrunner.
May 22 - 9:59 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

Cole pitched well, striking out eight and issuing only one walk, but he got out-dueled by Cubs ace Jon Lester. Cole will carry a 5-2 record, 2.40 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP into his next start at home against the Mets. The hard-throwing 24-year-old right-hander also boasts a 53/13 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings this season.
May 16 - 7:25 PM

Gerrit Cole held the Phillies to two runs in seven innings of work on Monday, earning his fifth win of the season in the process.

Cole was victimized twice by Grady Sizemore, who hit RBI singles in the first and sixth innings. They accounted for two of the six hits the right-hander allowed along with two walks and six strikeouts. The 24-year-old boasts a 2.32 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a 45/12 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings so far this season. Cole will toe the slab at Wrigley Field against the Cubs next.
May 11 - 10:37 PM

Gerrit Cole picked up his first loss of the season after giving up three runs in five innings to the Reds on Wednesday.

The Reds scored twice in the fourth inning, which included an RBI double by opposing pitcher Mike Leake. Cole also allowed a solo home run to Marlon Byrd in the fifth. Overall, he gave up eight hits and walked two while striking out four. It marked the first time in five starts he allowed more than two runs. He owns a superb 2.27 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 39/10 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings. Cole has the privilege of facing the Phillies at home in his next start.
May 6 - 9:48 PM

Gerrit Cole yielded only an unearned run over six innings to improve to 4-0 as the Pirates earned an 8-1 win against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Cole was terrific, though inefficient. He needed 95 pitches to get through six frames, but held the Cubs to three hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Miguel Montero brought in the Cubs' only run with an RBI single in the second inning. Cole has been every bit as good as advertised this season, owning a 1.76 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and a 35/8 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings. He'll look for win number five in a home start versus the Reds next.
Apr 29 - 11:20 PM

Gerrit Cole upped his record to 3-0 by limiting the Diamondbacks to one run in 7 2/3 innings on Friday.

Cole struck out seven and walked two in the gem. He's allowed exactly one earned run in each of his last three starts, and he's struck out 27 batters in 24 2/3 innings for the year.
Apr 25 - 12:51 AM

Gerrit Cole moved to 2-0 on Sunday after limiting the Brewers to two earned runs over six frames in a 5-2 victory for the host Pirates.

Cole had some trouble in the second inning but was otherwise pretty sharp, yielding only five hits and one walk while striking out six. He has a cool 3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 20/5 K/BB ratio in 17 innings (three starts) this season for the Bucs, who are now back to .500 (6-6) after sweeping their weekend set against the Brewers. The 24-year-old right-hander will try to keep it all working next time out in Arizona.
Apr 19 - 4:33 PM

Gerrit Cole pitched six-plus innings and allowed one run and three hits Monday in a victory over the Tigers.

Someone finally quieted the Tigers' bats. Cole struck out eight and walked two in earning his first win. He had a shutout going until the seventh, when he gave up a single to Miguel Cabrera, a walk to J.D. Martinez and a single to Yoenis Cespedes to begin the outing. Fortunately, Jared Hughes was able to come in and induce a double play ball and a popout. One run scored, but Hughes stranded the other two inherited runners.
Apr 13 - 4:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Jung Ho Kang
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton