Gerrit Cole May Start Game 5 After Dominating Game 2 Performance

NLDS Game 5It was less than 24 hours earlier when we were discussing how the October-savvy Cardinals made the Pirates look like a bunch of wide-eyed kids.

But because Gerrit Cole is neither as wide-eyed nor as much of a kid as he was even a month ago, the Pirates are back in business following Friday’s 7-1 series-evening win over St. Louis.

He started the season at Triple-A Indianapolis, joined the Pirates on June 11 and during the month of September went 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA over five starts.

Then, Friday’s Game 2 gem in which he stifled the Redbirds on two hits and one run over six innings. He walked one, struck out five and needed just 86 pitches to send the Buccos toward even in this series.

Source: Scott Miller, CBS Sports