BALTIMORE — Gerrit Cole made it thru 5 innings in his first day out since leaving with a good left hamstring in his earlier get started and used to be rather happy with the leads to a 7-2 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards on Tuesday evening.
“It spoke back neatly,’’ Cole mentioned of his hamstring. “A part of the task as a beginning pitcher is so to grind.”
Cole pitched with a wrap on his left leg, which he mentioned made it “difficult to transport round,” particularly when overlaying first base. He plans to switch it ahead of his subsequent day out.
Nonetheless, he restricted Baltimore to 1 run in 5 innings, even supposing he wanted 108 pitches, with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.
“I’d have preferred to pitch just a little deeper,’’ Cole mentioned.