SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates have reached 82 wins in a season twice since 1992, and those campaigns have, of course, come in back to back years (Or since I arrived on the shores of the Allegheny. Yes, I’ll take full credit). Starting both No. 82 victories was Gerrit Cole. He beat Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers on a balmy night in Arlington last Sept. 9 for win No. 82, and on Sept. 18, 2014 he quite good in leading the Pirates to No. 82 against the Red Sox.
The similarities between the No. 82 wins end with Cole. Continue Reading →