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Rookie Iglesias beats Pirates as Cole's bid for 15th win fails

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds(The Sports Xchange) - Rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias pitched six solid innings while shortstop Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole (14-5), one of the National League's best pitchers during the past two seasons, remained winless in six career starts against Cincinnati after allowing three runs (two earned) and seven hits in five innings.


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The Reds problem
Gerrit Cole is 0-3 against the Cincinnati Reds this year. He is 14-2 against everyone else. To be fair, it’s not as if Cole was terrible on Saturday – the bigger problem was the Pirates’ inability to hit a pretty iffy pitcher in Raisel Iglesias, and the defense let Cole down quite a bit. The […]

Gerrit Cole is 0-3 against the Cincinnati Reds this year. He is 14-2 against everyone else.

To be fair, it’s not as if Cole was terrible on Saturday – the bigger problem was the Pirates’ inability to hit a pretty iffy pitcher in Raisel Iglesias, and the defense let Cole down quite a bit. The Pirates were not charged with an error, but Cutch turned a single into a triple by whiffing on it, Pedro couldn’t handle a grounder that was ruled a single but should’ve been an out, and Stewart let a pitch get by him for a passed ball. All three of those led to the three runs Cole gave up.

The debut of Joe Blanton was also a negative, as he entered in a slightly higher leverage situation than we would have expected: with the Bucs down just one late. His first inning was strong but his second was not, and the one insurance run he allowed proved crucial as the Pirates did as good of a job as I can remember recently against Aroldis Chapman. Seriously, their at bats in the ninth were their best of the entire night, but in the end they came up one short.

Notes:

  • It’s a shame that Aramis Ramirez, who was red hot coming into Pittsburgh, has cooled off immediately after putting on the Pirate uniform. He does not look good at all right now and probably shouldn’t be hitting cleanup.
  • Jung Ho Kang … now there’s a guy who should be hitting cleanup. Another bomb. What a beast.
  • Nice to see Arquimedes Caminero come up with a scoreless inning – his last outing was strong as well – maybe he’s finding himself a bit? I was ready to give up on him about a week ago.
  • Even though it didn’t end with a completed comeback, the rally in the ninth against Chapman was impressive. Gregory Polanco‘s walk stood out especially…it’s easy to see how he’s grown as a hitter over the past month or so.
  • That said, it would have been nice if Michael Morse had been available to hit for Pedro in that ninth inning. Morse was acquired yesterday afternoon but apparently won’t be joining the team until Monday. What’s up with that? J.A. Happ arrived before Saturday’s game and Joakim Soria showed up the day after he was acquired.

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