Although it is harsh judging a player on one start, the trend from this spring is discouraging. Cole is not cut out as a starting pitcher.
Despite assurances from early February forward the job was his, Cole has thrown with the confidence of a scared kid. Mistakes lead to mistakes and then implosions happen. Tuesday, it led to 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. But, he struck out the side in the first around four runs.
Easy division or not that is unacceptable.