First number, last word

First number, last word

2-14: Pirates' record, entering this series, since 2011 on the West Coast (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco).

"We like to call it 90-10. It's still a number that grabs everyone's attention. Most people look at radar guns, and when someone hits it, you know something's happened from the reaction. And what does it mean? That they're throwing really fast." -- Hurdle, on rhe 100-mph fastball, considered to be on reserve in Cole's repertoire.

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