I have always considered Cook one of my favorite Rockies, but maybe that is because he is a fellow ginger. I know that one day he will be controlling the world with Ron Howard, Simon Pegg and myself. That is why I have always had a soft spot for him and his sinkerball.
Anyway, I have started to notice a trend with our (so far) only good pitcher, and I decided to do some number crunching to see if I had a valid point. The trend being that Cook seems to have most of the damage done to him in the first couple of innings, and then he buckles down and cruises for the rest of the game. While the numbers I came up with weren't as drastically different as I thought the might be, they still do somewhat validate my point.
First two innings- 3.00 ERA, 1.583 WHIP, 3.00 K/9
Rest of game- 2.17 ERA, 0.965 WHIP, 4.97 K/9
It is worth ponting out that all three of Cook's unearned runs came within the first two innings as well.
And no, I have nothing to do better on a Wedensday night that sit around and crunch numbers while I drink Tom Collinses. (Is that the correct plural for a Tom Collins?)