Yankees ace Gerrit Cole becomes first pitcher in 120 years to pull off remarkable feat
The New York Yankees shelled out a ridiculous amount of money to bring Gerrit Cole to the Bronx. So far, it’s paid off in their favor and Cole has now set another record that hadn’t been broken in over a century.
Gerrit Cole Last 4 Games: 37 K, 0 BB, 5 ER
He is the first pitcher in AL history with 35+ K, 0 BB and 5 or fewer ER allowed in any 4-game span.
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) May 6, 2021
That is unworldly. Cole has been that good for the Yankees to start the 2021 season after signing a nine-year contract worth $324 million. He’s been pitching as well as anyone and has been dominating hitters on a consistent basis.
Gerrit Cole is a cheat code 🎮
6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 12 K
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 1, 2021
Cole faced the Houston Astors- his former team- and ended up going seven innings while giving up five hits and a pair of runs without walking a batter. Through seven starts on the year, he’s got a 4-1 record with a 1.43 ERA and just three walks.
With the Yankees pegged as one of the favorites in the American League, this start is exactly what they needed after spending an insane amount of money on him. To the surprise of many, the AL East has been extremely competitive. The Boston Red Sox have the top spot and the only team without a winning record is the Baltimore Orioles.
Still, Cole is absolutely dealing and figures to be in the driver’s seat to end the year with a Cy Young award in his trophy case and- hopefully- a World Series victory for the Yankees.