New York Yankees Gerrit Cole (33) completed the mission of a losing streak stopper.
Cole started on the 21st (Korean time) in the 2023 major league game against the Seattle Mariners held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, New York, USA, and pitched well with 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 7⅓ innings. This is Quality Star Plus pitching. Thanks to Cole’s good pitching, the Yankees won 3-1 and escaped a 4-game losing streak.먹튀검증
Cole, who signed a nine-year, $324 million (approximately 429.9 billion won) contract with the Yankees ahead of the 2020 season, has consistently achieved good results, but has never won a Cy Young Award. In Cy Young polls, he finished fourth in 2020, second in 2021, and ninth in 2022.
But he is different this year. He has performed well with 8 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.64 in 16 games (99 innings), and is being discussed as a potential candidate for the American League Cy Young Award.
In particular, he achieved 2000 strikeouts in his personal career in 13 seasons since his 2013 major league debut against Baltimore on the 24th of last month. Cole is the 87th player with 2,000 strikeouts in MLB history and the 8th with the Yankees. In particular, with only 278 games, Cole became the third player with the least 2,000 strikeouts after Randy Johnson (262 games) and Clayton Kershaw (277 games, LA Dodgers).
After the game, MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “Cole finished the inning with a strikeout in the 7th inning and walked the mound. Looking at the Seattle bench, he waved his finger as if to say, ‘Not tonight (to me), friends.’ “he explained.