As a replacement for Wandy Rodriguez, Gerrit was summoned to the starting lineup on June 11, 2013, to face the San Francisco Giants.
In his first at-bat, he smashed a two-run single off Tim Lincecum in the bottom of the second inning, striking out Gregor Blanco on three pitches.
In 6 1/3 innings, he allowed just two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out two batters. He became only the second pitcher in Pirates history to win his first three starts, following Myrl Brown in 1922, when he beat the Angels, 5-2.
At Anaheim Stadium, the venue that was home to his numerous childhood baseball games, his speed was measured at 101 mph on the radar gun. Mark Trumbo drew a walk in the seventh inning, his 18th of the season.
Nick Maddox had not won four straight starts since Nick Maddox 106 years before him when he beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 in a June 28th game (no Pirate had done so since Nick Maddox).
He beat Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers 1-0 on September 9th, tossing seven scoreless innings to improve his season record to 7-7.
This was Pittsburgh’s 82nd victory of the season, securing the team’s first winning season since 1992.
For his fourth win in as many starts against the Chicago Cubs in the month of September, on the 24th, he went the distance again, allowing only two runs and driving in two more throughout six innings of work.
To round out his season, he earned Rookie Pitcher of the Month honors for September and concluded the year with a 10-7 record (3.22) with 100 strikeouts and 28 walks.
Gerrit Cole Contract
The New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract, with $324 million guaranteed.
Gerrit Cole Salary
Gerrit Cole gets a salary of $36,000,000.00 per year on average. Cole will be paid a basic salary of $36,000,000 in 2022.
Gerrit Cole Net Worth
Gerrit Cole has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.