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Cole might be on the mound at PNC Park on Tuesday.
Pirates’ top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole could start Tuesday night at PNC Park, according to the beat writers for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Cole started the year as the No. 7 overall prospect in the minor leagues, according to Baseball America. In his first full season for Triple-A Indianapolis, Cole has posted a 2.91 ERA, 47 strikeouts and 28 walks in 68 innings. In each of his last two starts, Cole pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed four baserunners or fewer.
Rob Biertempfel seems to consider Cole the favorite to start Tuesday with an open spot in the Pirates’ rotation.
Gerrit Cole IS an option to start Tuesday for #pirates @ pnc park. Very much so.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 7, 2013
Michael Sanserino, on the other hand, is pushing most of his chips onto the table that Cole will take on the San Francisco Giants.
Gerrit Cole will very likely make his major league debut Tuesday.
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) June 7, 2013
Sanserino reported earlier today that starter Wandy Rodriguez does not expect to go on the disabled list, but he will still likely miss his next start. With both Rodriguez and Jeanmar Gomez scratched from the rotation, the Pirates are in need of a starting pitcher.
When Tom Bragg, Tim Williams and I talked about when Cole would reach the Major Leagues, we considered June 15 the best bet. That was operating under the idea that Charlie Morton would be able to slide in coming off a few rehab starts. Now it doesn’t seem like Morton is ready. Also keep in mind that while the “Super Two” deadline (to avoid an extra arbitration year for Cole) is in flux, the New York Mets are preparing to call up pitching prospect Zack Wheeler next weekend after avoiding his Super Two status. It looks like the Super Two deadline is close or has passed.
A roster move would have to be made to get Cole onto the 40-man roster.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced what many had speculated for days that blue chip prospect Gerrit Cole will be promoted to the majors. Cole will make his major league debut Tuesday against the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants. No pressure kid, oh and by the way you facing off against former CY Young winner Tim Lincecum.
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**We looked at the injury to Wandy Rodriguez, and debated whether the Pirates should call up Gerrit Cole. Also, what kind of pitcher will Cole be when...
Gerrit Cole is officially scheduled to take the mound in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Pirates’ top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole will make his Major League debut Tuesday Night at PNC Park. Cole and the Bucs will face the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the homestand.
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Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 overall selection by Pittsburgh in the 2011 draft, will make his major league debut Tuesday night when the Pirates host Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants.
The 22-year-old right-hander was 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts with Triple-A Indianapolis. He made his last start on Wednesday against Durham and pitched seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory...
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The Pirates officially confirmed that Gerrit Cole will start on Tuesday against the Giants yesterday, and today Travis Sawchik at the Trib has a great article about Cole's trip through the minors. I'd recommend that you read the whole thing, but there were a couple of things that really stood out to me.
One is that the Pirates have been working with Cole on steepening...
Gerrit Cole has not had the season in Triple-A that any of us hoped that he'd have. He racked up high pitch counts early on on the season, then struggled badly with control for a stretch, then gave up 12 runs (11 earned) in 11 innings over two starts on May 14th and May 19th. Since those two bad starts (the one on the 19th was particularly bad), Cole's bounced back some....
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Michael Sanserino tweeted earlier this afternoon that Jeff Karstens had surgery yesterday in Los Angeles.
Jeff Karstens had rotator cuff and labrum surgery yesterday in Los Angeles. He can’t pitch for 10-12 weeks. #Pirates
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) June 8, 2013
That means Karstens can not begin rehabilitation until late August or early...
Week 11 features the debut of Pittsburgh’s top prospect, Gerrit Cole, and the probable return of Cincinnati’s Tony Cingrani. Both pitchers are/should be scheduled for two starts, and both should be started in most formats due to good match ups and/or past performance.
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Pirates (36-25) at Cubs (24-34)
4:05 PM–Wrigley Field, Chicago
The Bucs go for a series win on the road today – always a nice feat even if it’s just the Cubs. This will be the Bucs’ third afternoon game in a row, and they’ll play a fourth tomorrow as well.
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