|May 27 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Cole turned in a strange fantasy effort Thursday.
Analysis: Cole did not have his best stuff - at least on the mound and threw 106 pitches to get through five innings, yielding an unearned run. His bat was much sharper. In the third inning, Cole helped his own cause with a 409-foot, three-run home run to left-center field that scored Francisco Cervelli and Gregory Polanco. He added a double in the fourth inning to finish 2 for 2 to raise his batting average to .200 on the season.
|May 21 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Cole threw seven effective innings Friday against Colorado to win his third straight start.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh ace held the Rockies to one run despite allowing 10 hits and failing to record a strikeout. He's now 5-1 with a 2.39 ERA over his last six starts.
|May 16 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Cole pitched eight scoreless innings and fanned seven in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Analysis: Cole (4-3, 3.05 ERA) has given up two runs over 14 innings in back-to-back victories.
|May 3 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Cole was awful Monday.
Analysis: Cole was roughed up for six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings after winning his previous two starts. He struck out six but walked four in losing to the Cubs for just the second time in nine regular-season decisions.
|Apr. 22 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Cole picked up his first win on Thursday, shutting out the Padres over six innings.
Analysis: He held San Diego to four hits while striking out seven.
|Feb. 28 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET19:59 ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST8:29 PM VEN4:59 UAE (+1)6:59 PM CT-Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has acknowledged the team errantly computed Gerrit Cole's salary offer for 2016, which led to a public spat with their ace pitcher.
Analysis: The Pirates initially offered Cole a $538,000 contract, which was a $7,000 increase over his base salary last year. According to Huntington, that was a franchise-record pay hike for a player with only two-plus years of big league service time. However, Cole's total earnings last season were $541,000 because he got a $10,000 bonus for making the National League All-Star team. Huntington said on Sunday the team ''made a mistake."
|Feb. 19 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Cole is already behind schedule on the first day of spring training.
Analysis: Cole was limited to flat-ground throwing on Friday when pitchers and catchers held their first mandatory workout because of inflammation in his right ribcage. Cole is expected to throw from the slope of the mound on Monday. Cole says he feels fine and that he's ''not too far behind'' the rest of his teammates.
|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|
|2015||Pit||19||8||0 - 0||32||32||0||208.0||183||71||60||11||44||1||202||1.09||2.60|
|2016||Pit||5||3||0 - 0||9||9||0||53.1||53||19||15||3||16||0||44||1.29||2.53|
|Career||45||23||0 - 0||82||82||0||516.2||472||191||173||32||128||2||484||1.16||3.01|
|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|
|2015||Pit||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||6||4||4||2||1||0||4||7.20|
|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|