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Yankees RHP Gerrit Cole was tagged for three earned runs in just two innings of work on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Cole simply didn't have his trademark command in this one, and it led to multiple walks and multiple homers being allowed. The 2021 American League Cy Young candidate had a strong, if uneven, regular season. However, he became noticeably less consistent following MLB's ban on "sticky stuff." Cole will remain a bonafide SP1 heading into 2022 fantasy drafts, but this latest playoff loss will sting throughout the offseason.
Gerrit Cole will get the start for the Yankees when they face off against the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wildcard game at Fenway Park on Tuesday.
Cole was the obvious choice for the Yankees in this situation. He hopes to follow up an exceptional regular season where he went 16-8 with a 3.23 earned run average and 243 strikeouts in 181.1 innings pitched with the type of performance the Yankees should expect out of their ace. Cole has eight wins and four losses with a 2.68 earned run average and 108 strikeouts in 84 innings pitched in his postseason career. He will look to help the Yankees advance to the ALDS with a big effort on Tuesday.
Gerrit Cole allowed five runs on nine hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays.
Cole was making his final start of the regular season and could not come through in an important game with the Blue Jays. The 31-year-old righty finishes at 16-8 with a 3.23 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 243/41 K/BB ratio in 181 1/3 innings.
Gerrit Cole surrendered three runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts in six innings Friday in a victory over the Red Sox.
Cole bounced back nicely after allowing seven runs to Cleveland in his last starts and had a shutout until Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Cole is now 16-8 on the season with a 3.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 237 strikeouts in 175 1/3 innings this season.
Gerrit Cole allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Orioles.
Cole has been dealing with a hamstring injury but looked fine on the mound. The 30-year-old right-hander has looked great over his last six starts with a 1.35 ERA with a 48:11 K:BB across 33 1/3 innings. Overall Cole is 15-7 with a 2.75 ERA this season.