|Oct. 8 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET1:00 ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST12:30 AM VEN9:00 UAE12:00 AM CT-Cole wasn't at his best in the NL wild-card game, allowing four runs and a pair of homers in five innings of Pittsburgh's 4-0 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: A tough end to an excellent season for both Cole and the Pirates. The Pittsburgh ace won a career-high 19 games with a 2.68 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 32 regular-season starts.
|Oct. 3 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Cole isn't going to miss the NL wild-card game this time around. The Pirates announced Saturday their All-Star ace will start Wednesday's elimination game against the Chicago Cubs. Cole is third in the National League with 19 wins. He went 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA in four starts against Chicago during the regular season.
Analysis: Cole did not start last year's 8-0 wild-card loss to San Francisco after Pirates manager Clint Hurdle opted to go with Cole in the regular-season finale in the hope of catching St. Louis for the NL Central title. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft went 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in two playoff starts for the Pirates during the 2013 NL Division Series against the Cardinals.
|Oct. 1 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Cole allowed two runs in seven innings Wednesday to earn his 19th victory.
Analysis: The right-hander is 4-0 with a 2.36 ERA in his last five starts.
|Sep. 26 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Cole earned his 18th win with seven outstanding innings Friday against the Cubs.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh ace struck out eight while yielding just one run to lead the Pirates in the opener of this huge three-game series. Cole improved to 11-2 in September for his career and is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA over his last four starts.
|Sep. 21 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Cole notched his 17th win Sunday.
Analysis: Cole is a UCLA product who allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings and struck out nine, improving to 3-0 in four career starts against Los Angeles.
|Sep. 9 2:51 PM PT3:51 PM MT4:51 PM CT5:51 PM ET17:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)4:51 PM CT-Manager Clint Hurdle will skip Gerrit Cole's next turn in the rotation - he would have pitched Friday.
Analysis: The move gives him a break and sets him up to face the Cubs, the Dodgers, the Cubs again and then the Cardinals in his last four starts of the regular season. He also would be first in line to pitch in the postseason - against the Cubs.
|Sep. 7 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 bounced back Sunday from an awful start, holding the Cardinals to two hits over seven shutout innings in a 7-1 victory.
Analysis: Cole, who had allowed five runs over four innings in his previous start at Milwaukee, improved to 16-8 while lowering his ERA to 2.54.
|Sep. 2 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Cole endured one of his worst outings of the season Tuesday, giving up five runs over a season-low four innings in a 7-4 loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cole is just 1-4 in his last seven games with a 3.92 ERA.
|Aug. 28 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Cole ended a career-high, five-game winless drought with a 2-1 victory over Miami on Thursday night.
Analysis: Cole (15-7, 2.44 ERA) yielded one run and five hits in 7 1-3 innings. He was 0-3 with a 3.60 ERA in his prior five outings.
|Aug. 23 5:01 PM PT6:01 PM MT7:01 PM CT8:01 PM ET20:01 ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST7:31 PM VEN4:01 UAE (+1)7:01 PM CT-Cole pitched well in Saturday's 3-2 victory against San Francisco but remained winless in five consecutive starts.
Analysis: Cole (14-7, 2.49 ERA) gave up one unearned run in seven innings while fanning eight in his no-decision. He was 0-3 with a 4.70 ERA in his first four starts this month.
|Aug. 18 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Cole was tagged for four runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings during Monday's loss to Arizona.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh ace is now 0-3 with a 4.70 ERA in four starts since notching his 14th win of the season on July 26.
|July 27 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Cole pitched another gem Sunday, allowing one run with eight strikeouts over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-1 win over the Nationals. He became the majors' first 14-game winner.
Analysis: Cole also became the first Pittsburgh pitcher with 14 wins before August since Dock Ellis in 1971.
|July 11 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Cole ended a dominant first half of the season with another win. Cole pitched seven strong innings to become the major leagues' first 13-game winner as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Friday night.
Analysis: Cole (13-3) allowed two runs and six hits while striking out three and walking two. He became just the second Pirates pitcher to win 13 games before the All-Star break, joining Dock Ellis, who had 14 in 1971.
|July 1 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Cole gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings but the Pirates needed 14 for a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cole (11-3, 2.20 ERA) allowed a season-high five runs in 4 2-3 innings in a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati in his previous start June 24.
|June 25 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Cole's struggles against the Cincinnati Reds continued Wednesday and he had a six-game win streak snapped with a 5-2 defeat.
Analysis: Cole (11-3, 2.16 ERA) gave up five runs in 4 2-3 innings while dropping to 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts against the Reds this season. He's 0-3 with a 5.53 ERA in five career matchups. The Pirates are 11-1 when Cole starts against any other team, and he hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his 12 starts when he hasn't faced Cincinnati.
|June 19 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Cole won his sixth straight start Thursday, limiting the White Sox to two runs and three hits over seven innings of a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Cole owns a 1.06 ERA during his six-game winning streak.
|June 14 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Cole became the first 10-game winner in the majors with a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Cole (10-2, 1.71 ERA) yielded two runs in six innings while fanning seven and walking none. He has a 0.76 ERA, 40 strikeouts and six walks in 35 1-3 innings in his five-start win streak.
|June 8 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Cole won his fourth straight start Sunday at Atlanta, giving up six hits over seven innings in a 3-0 victory.
Analysis: Cole's 1.73 ERA ranks second in baseball, only trailing the 1.65 mark by Sonny Gray.
|June 2 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Cole recorded his third straight victory Monday at San Francisco, yielding two unearned runs and striking out nine batters in seven innings of a 4-3 win.
Analysis: Cole is looking like a legitimate Cy Young candidate, touting an 8-2 record and 1.90 ERA through 11 starts.
|May 28 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Cole struck out seven in seven efficient innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Cole improved to 7-2 heading into a tasty encounter with red-hot Ryan Vogelsong and the World Series champions next week.
|May 23 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET13:13 ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST12:43 PM VEN21:13 UAE12:13 PM CT-Cole allowed an unearned run and six hits with a season-high 10 strikeouts in 8 1-3 innings of Friday's 4-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: After going without a decision in his first start of the season, Cole is 6-2 with a 1.73 ERA.
|May 12 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Cole bounced back from his first loss Monday, allowing two runs over seven innings in a 4-3 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Cole, 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA, had given up three runs over five innings while losing his previous outing against the Reds.
|Apr. 30 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Cole was stellar Wednesday against Chicago, allowing no earned runs through six innings and striking out eight.
Analysis: The Pirates ace has a 1.76 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 30 2-3 innings.
|Apr. 25 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Cole continued his excellent start to the season Friday.
Analysis: Cole earned his third win of the season, dealing 7 2-3 innings against Arizona. He allowed only one earned run for the third consecutive start, and lowered his ERA to 2.19.
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|2014||Pit||11||5||0 - 0||22||22||0||138.0||127||58||56||11||40||1||138||1.21||3.65|
|2015||Pit||19||8||0 - 0||32||32||0||208.0||183||71||60||11||44||1||202||1.09||2.60|
|Career||40||20||0 - 0||73||73||0||463.1||419||172||158||29||112||2||440||1.15||3.07|
|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|
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|WC||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||6||4||4||2||1||0||4||7.20|
|Career||1||2||0 - 0||3||3||0||16.0||11||7||7||4||3||0||14||3.94|