The wait was over Tuesday for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 1 pick of the 2011 MLB Draft Gerrit Cole. Time to make the long anticipated debut and see if the hype was worth the wait or not--and Cole wasted no time proving that it was.
Cole did it all in his MLB debut, striking out the first batter he faced, providing an RBI double (his first hit since high school!), some stellar defense, and 6 1/3 solid innings of work before getting pulled after having thrown just 81 pitches (59 of them for strikes).
The Pirate went on to win this one 8-2.
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