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7-0: Pirates' record this season following an off-day ... yet they are 0-13 in the openers of all of their other series.

"F-minus. He got part of it right, but I kind of winced when he did it." -- Neil Walker, on the "Z" flashed by Cole after he delivered a two-run single to help himself in his Major League debut Tuesday night.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.