Tonight, Gerrit Cole pitched one of the best games of his career. Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Pirates offense couldn’t support him with even a single run. The Chicago Cubs scored a run in the top of the ninth and went on to beat the Bucs 1-0 at PNC Park.
Cole was dominant tonight, giving up just two hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work. His mound opponent, Jose Quintana, gave up six hits and a walk in six innings of work.
The Pirates’ best chance to score came in the bottom of the sixth, as Andrew McCutchen and David Freese led off with back to back singles. But Jose Osuna grounded into a double play, and Sean Rodriguez grounded into a force out to end the inning quickly.
The Cubs scored the game’s lone run in the top of the ninth inning...Read More