Found October 04, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St Louis Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2 of their NLDS matchup to even the series at one game each. Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole made his first career playoff start on Friday, and he dominated a veteran lineup in St Louis. In his six innings of work, Cole allowed one run on two hits, striking out five and walking one. Aside from a Carlos Beltran first inning double and Yadier Molina fifth inning solo homer, Cole was untouchable. He threw just 86 pitches in his six innings of work, but 22 of those came in the sixth, leading to Clint Hurdle giving him the hook after the frame. Lance Lynn wasn't sharp for the Cardinals by any stretch of the imagination. In 4 1/3 innings, Lynn threw 83 pitches, allowing five runs on seven hits, walking three and striking out six. But Lynn got himself in trouble in the second, third, and fifth innings, and that led to his undoing. In the second, Pedro Alvarez doubled with one out. After striking out Russell Martin, Lyn...
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