Gerrit Cole was promoted to double-a Altoona today.
Cole has been wonderful this season, going 5-1 in 13 starts with a 2.55 ERA. He struck out 69 batters while walking just 21, bringing his K/BB ratio to 3.29. In his 67 innings pitched, Cole has allowed just 53 batters to reach via a hit for a batting average against of .217. All of these statistics brought fans to vote him in to the Florida State League All-Star Game.
In his final single-A start, Cole tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits while walking two and striking out seven.
His first start in Altoona is expected to be on June 20th, next Wednesday. Make the trip. Altoona’s about two and a half hours away from downtown Pittsburgh, and you can get tickets here. There are going to be fireworks after the game.