CHICAGO – It seems that all alarm bells ringing after Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole was a last-minute scrape from Game 2 of a doubleheader on Tuesday in Chicago – that is, encouraging test results after an examination of his hamstring proves to be correct.
"We have some good news back today that it's not super serious," Cole said. "So we'll just take it day by day right now and see how it reacts to a certain treatment and some rest. Then we'll get back there as soon as we can."
Cole, the American League leader in strikes, noticed the discomfort as he warmed up before his planned start in the visiting bull at Guaranteed Speed Field.
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Cole, 28, has been one of AL's top tourists in recent seasons, his first with Houston. This season he is 14-5 with a 2.87 ERA and a leader 226 strikes With Houston in a busy part of its schedule and trying to work around Monday's rain in Chicago, Cole's injury was wrong.
"It's frustrating to be in a stretch when we don't have any free days," Cole said "It's frustrating to be in the back of a double horse. The bolts must pick us up. I do not know. If you could choose the least ideal time for that to happen, it probably would be. "
Before the game, Astros manager AJ Hinch declined to name a starting pitcher for Houston's competition on Saturday in Oakland but said Cole would not hit Cole will still follow the team to the Bay Area, and he said it's possible he could start near the end of the four-game series.
"I don't think it's ruled out, but I really haven't." I haven't had that conversation with the boss yet, "Cole said. "Kind of informed him about what the doctors have told us – that the severity is not bad. We will only take it one day at a time."
Overall, the mild nature of Cole's injury is shown. to be good news for one of baseball's hottest teams and foremost threats in the World Series. Cole said his doctor would not go as far as calling the injury a burden. All signs point to a short absence.
"When I talked to the doctor, he didn't use that word," Cole said. "He was only encouraged by what he saw. The recovery, which hinders any setbacks, along with how I feel, should be pretty quick."