Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 8/2/13
I suppose that as bouncing back from 13-0 losses goes, this wasn't ideal. Really, what happened was that one bad inning probably kept the Pirates from winning this game. Gerrit Cole looked really sharp in the first inning, but his slider flattened out a bit in the second and he gave up a home run to Troy Tulowitzki. He certainly didn't have his best outing tonight, but he into the sixth inning without much trouble. In the sixth, he ran out of gas. He walked Dexter Fowler to open the inning, then needed seven pitches to strike out DJ LaMahieu. That put him over 100 pitches, which has been his unofficial ceiling for most of his time in Pittsburgh. Clint Hurdle let him try to get out of the inning, though, and so he faced Corey Dickerson and served up a run-scoring single. Justin Wilson came in, and gave up two more singles and a wild pitch that brought two more runs in before recording the two outs necessary to get out of the inning.  I mentioned the pitch count here, not to criti...
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