Pirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, “Walk on Wednesday.”
A blazing arm and a future of bright potential, a young man from Newport Beach, Calif., has the attention and the hopes of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ faithful.
2011 first overall pick, Gerrit Cole makes his Major League Debut tonight. To preview it, the Fan Morning Show talked to Pirates Pitching Coach, Ray Searage.
Indianapolis Indians pitching coach Tom Filer puts Cole in the same class as guys like Cole Hamels, Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg.
Gerrit Cole might end up being Nolan Ryan. Gerrit Cole might end up being Todd Van Poppel. Here’s a guess he will end up being somewhere in the middle.
Indianapolis Indians Announcer Will Flemming joined Troy Clardy to tell us about Gerrit Cole ahead of his Tuesday debut.
The Pirate announced Saturday that their top prospect, right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole, will make his MLB debut Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.
With Starter Wandy Rodriguez going down with an injury early in Monday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, it was up to the bullpen to pick up the slack, and Pirates Pitching Coach Ray Searage was very pleased with their effort.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Pirates GM Neal Huntington about the end of Spring Training and the move to Pittsburgh for opening day.
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday, with Opening Day less than two weeks away.
Top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole may already be ticketed for AAA, but Cole is looking like he’ll make that as difficult a decision as possible, pitching four mostly-efficient innings, allowing two hits, one walk and two runs on a home run to Ryan Flaherty in a 5-2 win over the Orioles in Sarasota.
The Pirates hopes for the future lie heavily on the arms of Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, and Catcher Tony Sanchez has caught both of them and knows what they’re capable of.
Together, they’re considered the future of the Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon, selected second overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, and Gerrit Cole, taken first overall in 2011. By May of next year, they could both be in the Pirates’ starting rotation.
It was only against Team Spain (a collection of low-level minor-leaguers – if that), but Gerrit Cole flashed the stuff you’d expect to see from a number one overall draft pick by striking out the first six batters he faced before giving up a couple of seeing-eye singles in his third inning.
Pirates’ prized pitching prospect Gerrit Cole had little trouble with Spain’s entry into the World Baseball Classic. He struck out first 6 batters he faced.