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If you paid any kind of attention to the Pirates-Mets series this weekend, you’ll know the team from Pittsburgh is in very good hands with the powerful arms at the top of their rotation. Yes, New York’s offense has struggled and featured a depleted lineup by Sunday, but the tone was set by Gerrit Cole on Friday, A.J. Burnett on Saturday, and Francisco Liriano on Sunday:
Cole/AJ/Liriano this weekend: 21.1 innings, 2 earned runs (0.84 ERA), 32 K, 3 BB, .227 batting average against. Unreal job.
— Forbes to Federal (@ForbesToFederal) May 24, 2015
Cole has exhibited his ace potential all season to this point. Burnett has been better in his return to the Steel City than anyone could have possibly expected. Liriano shook off a couple of difficult starts, while still showing off some of the impressive peripheral numbers that made him successful in 2013 and 2014.
All told, this has been one of the best starting pitching trios in Major League Baseball through the first seven weeks of the season.
Let’s take a look…