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Getaway Day: Class is back in session

With the All-Star Game and its festivities behind us, the pennant chase is back underway. Everything changes in this part of the year and in the brief return back to action over the weekend, we have already seen some trends emerge ahead of the trade deadline, from Jose Quintana's dominant debut in his new cross-town address in Chicago to Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers continuing...
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Cole guides Pirates to victory over Phillies

Perhaps Gerrit Cole is back on track. He allowed two runs in six innings Wednesday night in a 5-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He walked only one and tied a season-high with eight strikeouts.
14 days ago

Phils shut down by Cole, Pirates

Perhaps Gerrit Cole is back on track. He allowed two runs in six innings Wednesday night in a 5-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He walked only one and tied a season-high with eight strikeouts.
14 days ago

Cole looks to get on track vs. Phillies

Gerrit Cole takes on the Phillies on Wednesday, while the Phillies will go with Ben Lively, who has looked very good at times during his rookie season.
16 days ago

Should the Pittsburgh Pirates trade Gerrit Cole?

Coming into the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates and their fans had realistic hope that they would return to the postseason after missing out the year before. They had some young promising pitchers coming through to the major leagues, homegrown talent all around the diamond, and the confidence in former MVP Andrew McCutchen that he would return to form. Unfortunately, every possible...
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole’s Slider Went Missing Against the Red Sox

It’s possible you haven’t had the opportunity to watch every single game over the first few days of the 2017 season. For those games you’ve missed — say, Pittsburgh against Boston on Monday — you’re likely to have glanced at the box score to see how certain players performed. In the case of that Pirates-Red Sox game, you find that Andrew Benintendi hit a homer, Rick Porcello...
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April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Making Gerrit Cole Great Again

BRADENTON, Fla. – Gerrit Cole was really never himself last season, certainly never his 2015-self — his best self — when he finished fifth in NL Cy Young voting. The trouble started early when Cole sustained an injury while working out in the offseason, rib inflammation which disrupted and delayed the beginning of spring training for him. From that point, as he tried to play...
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March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole shut down for season by Pirates

Cole World has now indeed become The Sideline Story. Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Tuesday that the team is shutting down right-hander Gerrit Cole for the remainder of the season, per Adam Berry of Pirates are shutting down Gerrit Cole for the rest of the season, GM Neal Huntington says. — Adam Berry (@adamdberry) September 13, 2016...
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September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates place Gerrit Cole on 15-day DL

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They’re 3-7 over their last 10 games, sit 11.5 games behind the National League Central leading Chicago Cubs, and have been passed by the St. Louis Cardinals for second. Now, star pitcher Gerrit Cole is going on the disabled list. The Pirates also intend to place RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols gave Gerrit Cole a ‘stern lecture’

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole caught an earful from Albert Pujols during Sunday’s game, but the Los Angeles Angels slugger would not say what it was about after his team’s 5-4 win. As Alden Gonzalez of notes, Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun worked a full count in the sixth inning before lining out to first. For whatever reason, Cole stared Calhoun down after...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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