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Gerrit Cole allowed one run and two walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He did not factor into the decision.
Cole pitched on short rest and was able to limit the Rays to one run over five innings. He yielded a solo shot to Austin Meadows before being removed from the game in the fifth. Cole was terrific this postseason, owning a (2-0) record along with a 2.95 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 18 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old ace figures to be one of the top pitchers off draft boards in 2021.
Gerrit Cole named the Yankees' Game 5 starter for the ALDS against the Rays.
As expected, Cole will start Game 5 on short rest. The Yankees ace allowed three runs while striking out eight over six frames in a win Game 1 of the ALDS against the Rays. Cole has struck out 21 batters over his last 13 innings. The Yankees will turn to their ace in an elimination Game 5 on Friday.
Gerrit Cole won’t be available for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Rays on Thursday. He would draw the start on short rest Friday if the Yankees advance the series.
Cole allowed three runs while striking out eight over six frames in a win Game 1 of the ALDS against the Rays. He has struck out 21 batters over his last 13 innings. Cole is expected to throw Game 5 if the Yankees can extend the series.
Gerrit Cole (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Cole picked up the win and limited the Rays to three runs over six innings. He escaped a bases loaded jam by striking out Manuel Margot in the fifth frame. The 30-old is (2-0) along with a 3.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 21 strikeouts over 13 innings during the 2020 postseason. Cole will most likely pitch Game 4 if deemed necessary.
Lindsey Adley, who covers the Yankees for The Athletic, broke the news that Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 of the ALDS.
Cole excelled in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings pitched. The Yankees went on to win the second game of the series and will face Tampa Bay Monday evening in the Divisional Series.