Looking at today’s box score alone, you’d assume Gerrit Cole had a solid day of work allowing just two runs in six innings of work — but it was much tougher than that.
During the sixth inning, Cole had a major scare after Jordan Zimmermann rocketed a line drive right at his head. As you can see below, it even took off his hat:
A better look at Cole’s close call:
He was also responsible for the Pirates’ lone error of the day by tossing this pick-off throw to no one in particular: