If you think Pittsburgh Pirates fans were eagerly anticipating Gerrit Cole's major league debut Tuesday night, imagine how Amy Crawford must have felt.
Amy Crawford is Cole's girlfriend ... and the sister of San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who started and batted seventh against him.
Couldn't be more excited for Tuesday. @ pirates @ sfgiants #myboys #Bruins twitter.com/amy_lynn23/sta...
-- Amy Crawford (@amy_lynn23) June 9, 2013
While Cole had a crowd-pleasing debut -- allowing two earned runs over 6-1/3 innings in Pittsburgh's 8-2 win over San Francisco -- Crawford held his own. After flying out and grounding out in his first two-bats, Crawford lined a single to left field off Cole in the seventh inning.
So, Cole won two of the three rounds - and the game. Crawford has a World Series ring and more big-league service time. That should result in (somewhat) even bragging rights.
Crawford and Cole both played baseball at UCLA, although not at the same time. (Amy...