Cole Trumps Toledo, Earns First Win of 2013

Gerrit Cole struck out five Mud Hens players Tuesday night. (Photo by Bill Gentry)
Gerrit Cole gave up 1 ER in 6.1 IP at Toledo. (Photo by Bill Gentry)

In his third start of the season Tuesday night in Toledo, Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole showed the dominance the Bucs organization had hoped for when they selected him No. 1 overall in the 2011 MLB Draft. The hard-throwing right hander went 6.1 innings, allowing just one earned run while scattering four hits en route to the Tribe’s 4-2 win over the Mud Hens. Cole’s start was the longest outing of any Indians’ hurler this season.

“Tonight was definitely an improvement over the last two (starts), but there are still things to work on and grind out,” Cole told MLB.com reporter Ashley Marshall in regards to his performance. “I was able to locate my fastball and establish both sides of the plate and be aggressive early.”

To read more about Cole’s first win of the season, click here.

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