Originally posted on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 6/11/13
The Pittsburgh Pirates highly touted pitching prospect, and former No.1 overall draft pick, Gerrit Cole did not disappoint one bit in his Major League debut Tuesday night. Well, unless you are a Giants fan that is. The 22-year old righty threw six and a third innings in his debut, allowing two runs on seven hits. The final line doesn’t show just how dominant he was though. Cole yielded just four runs while shutting out the Giants through his first six innings before finally running into some trouble. Leading up to Andres Torres’ lead-off single in the seventh inning, Cole had retired the previous 13 Giants in order. The Bucs No.1 prospect also contributed a hit to his own cause, eventually leaving with the 8-2 lead en route to his first Major League victory. For San Francisco, it was another disappointing outing for Tim Lincecum, as their former ace continues to struggle to find any consistency between starts on the mound. The former two-time Cy Young winner lasted just four and two...
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