Found June 05, 2013 on WHYGAVS?:
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. He hasn't allowed a run in his last two starts. Even then, he's thrown 14 innings and only has eight strikeouts, which isn't something you'd expect from a power pitcher like Gerrit Cole.  Despite all of that, if Wandy Rodriguez goes on the disabled list and the Pirates need a starter on June 15th, I'm starting to think that Cole is going to be the best option for the Pirates. I tried to watch most of Cole's start this afternoon against Durham and despite the low strikeout total (just three over seven innings), he looked like an entirely different guy than the one that I watched to...
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