|Sep. 28 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is staying with his starting pitching alignment for the playoffs, using right-hander Gerrit Cole on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds because the game had bearing on the NL Central title.
Analysis: Cole has been Pittsburgh best pitcher lately, winning his last four starts. Hurdle had to decide whether to use Cole on Sunday or save him for the first playoff game.
|Sep. 24 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cole (11-5, 3.78 ERA) trailed 2-0 after two innings but didn't allow another runner through seven innings. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 3.46 ERA in his last four starts and has allowed four runs in 14 innings in his past two.
|Sep. 19 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Cole allowed two runs in seven-plus innings in a 3-2 victory over Boston on Thursday and won a season-high third consecutive start.
Analysis: Cole (10-5, 3.85 ERA) has benefited from a combined 19 runs of support in his three games. He has a 3.79 ERA in that stretch along with 21 strikeouts and one walk in 19 innings.
|Sep. 1 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET13:58 ET17:58 GMT1:58 10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST1:28 PM VEN21:58 UAE12:58 PM CT-The Pirates recalled Cole from rookie-level Bristol.
Analysis: Cole will start Monday's game against St. Louis.
|Aug. 20 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list and will start him right away against Atlanta. Cole came off the DL on Wednesday night to face the Braves.
Analysis: Cole was put on the disabled list for the second time this season on July 9 because of soreness in his right lat. He also was out for three weeks in June because of right shoulder soreness. The overall No. 1 pick from the 2011 draft is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 14 starts.
|July 8 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle told the team's website that Cole is expected to make another rehab start after struggling Tuesday at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Analysis: Cole, on the disabled list with a strained lat, gave up five runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. He was also on the DL in June with shoulder fatigue.
|July 5 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Cole was dominant in his second start since coming off the disabled list, allowing just a hit and a walk over five shutout innings in Friday's 8-2 win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Cole is 4-1 in his last six starts with a 3.82 ERA.
|June 29 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-The New York Mets spoiled Cole's return from the disabled list in a 5-3 win Saturday.
Analysis: Cole, who leads the Pirates in victories, lasted just four innings. Activated from the DL earlier Saturday, he was tagged for five runs and seven hits. Cole (6-4, 4.02 ERA) had been out since June 4 with right shoulder fatigue.
|June 8 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Cole rejoined the rotation Saturday against the New York Mets after being sidelined by right shoulder fatigue.
Analysis: Cole was out since June 4.
|May 8 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET15:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE2:03 PM CT-Cole allowed three runs over a career high-tying eight innings to beat San Francisco 4-3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Cole is now 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA at home. He's 1-2 with a 4.26 mark on the road.
|Apr. 26 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Cole fell to 2-2 on Friday with a tough-luck loss against the Cardinals.
Analysis: Cole gave up just one run and six hits over seven innings, but wasn't backed with any support. He owns a 3.18 ERA through five outings.
|Apr. 16 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Cole suffered his first fantasy loss Tuesday.
Analysis: Cole had won his last six starts but allowed five runs in six innings and will face the Brewers in his next outing.
|Apr. 11 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Cole fanned 10 over six innings in a 5-4 win against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Analysis: Cole (2-0, 3.46 ERA) also allowed four runs - three earned - along with five hits and two walks.
|Apr. 5 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Cole was strong in his first outing of the season, limiting the Cardinals to two runs and six hits over seven innings in Friday's 12-2 victory.
Analysis: Both the runs against Cole came on Matt Carpenter's fifth-inning homer.
|2013||Pit||10||7||0 - 0||19||19||0||117.1||109||43||42||7||28||0||100||1.17||3.22|
|2014||Pit||11||5||0 - 0||22||22||0||138.0||127||58||56||11||40||1||138||1.21||3.65|
|Career||21||12||0 - 0||41||41||0||255.1||236||101||98||18||68||1||238||1.19||3.45|
|2013||Pit||Total||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.0||5||3||3||2||2||0||10||2.45|
|LDS||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.0||5||3||3||2||2||0||10||2.45|
|Career||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.0||5||3||3||2||2||0||10||2.45|