UCLA didn't hesitate to highlight Gerrit Cole's experience at Minute Maid Park
The Astros made a splash on Saturday night with their acquisition of Pirates ace
... in the Majors, at least. Back in college, Cole led a formidable UCLA rotation with Indians starter
On Feb. 28, Cole faced Baylor and put in a fine performance, striking out eight batters across six innings, allowing just one unearned run and two hits, though he did surrender five walks. Unfortunately, Cole didn't get any run support during his outing and he was the hard-luck loser.
Cole is a much different pitcher than he was then, though, and the Astros can't wait for him to toe the Minute Maid Park pitcher's mound once again in 2018.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.