‘The $300 Million Man’ Yankees Cole, 10K shutout
The ‘300 million dollar man’ Gerrit Cole (33, New York Yankees) continued his ‘untouchable’ aspect.
On the 17th, his fourth start of the season, Cole blocked the Minnesota lineup with 2 hits, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts and no runs during 9 innings in an American professional baseball Major League (MLB) home game. In the meantime, the Yankees batting line scored 1 run each in the bottom of the 3rd and 6th innings, and Cole recorded his first shutout victory of the season.
Cole, who had won all games this year until this day, 안전놀이터jumped to a tie for first place (4 wins) in the American League (AL) and lowered his season ERA to 0.95 (5th in AL). Strikeouts (32) are second, one behind Pablo Lopez (27), who was the Minnesota starter that day. Lopez also struck out 7 in 6 innings that day, blocked the Yankees lineup with 2 runs, and recorded a quality start (3 earned runs or less in 6 or more innings), but suffered his first loss of the season as the team lineup was blocked by Cole.
Cole, who made his MLB debut in a Pittsburgh uniform in 2013, became a free agent (FA) after the 2019 season in Houston. And he joined the Yankees under the condition of receiving 324 million dollars (approximately 424.9 billion won) for 9 years. Cole was the first pitcher in MLB history to sign a contract worth more than $300 million.
On this day, Cole recorded a double-digit strikeout record for the 23rd time since joining the Yankees. This is a team-tied record with Ron Guidry (73), who played for the Yankees for 14 years from 1975 to 1988. Cole is 40-19 with the Yankees (0.678 win rate), 3.15 ERA, and 626 strikeouts.