New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (33) failed to achieve 2,000 strikeouts in his major league career. The team also had a bittersweet day in many ways, losing in overtime.
On the 18th (Korean time), Cole started against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cole had 1,992 strikeouts in 277 major league games before this day. Attention was focused on whether he would be able to achieve the 2000 strikeout record.
In the bottom of the first inning, Cole faced a crisis with 1st and 2nd base safely due to fielders’ consecutive defensive errors, but escaped the crisis with a fly ball and two strikeouts.
Cole struck out every inning and faced another crisis in the bottom of the 3rd inning. After two outs, he allowed back-to-back hits and walks, facing a two out and bases loaded crisis. Afterwards, he disposed of Whit Merrifield on a first baseman foul fly and did not concede.
Cole’s determination to strike out 2,000 in this game was outstanding. With the honor of achieving 2000 strikeouts for the 87th time, he tried to match Clayton Kershaw’s (35, LA Dodgers) record of 2000 strikeouts in 277 games.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Cole got on the mound with 98 pitches. However, he was replaced by relief pitcher Clay Holmes after back-to-back hits by Santiago Espinal and George Springer. Cole was two strikeouts short and blew away any chance he had of standing shoulder to shoulder with Kershaw. His final performance was 6 innings, 7 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs.카지노사이트
The Yankees and Toronto played a fierce battle. A march of ‘0’ continued on the electronic board, and not even one point was scored until the beginning of the ninth inning. Opponent starter Chris Bassett pitched just as well as Cole’s. 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, strikeout, no run, tied the Yankees lineup tightly.
Both teams couldn’t decide the game even in the regular innings, and went into overtime. The Yankees failed to score as Anthony Rizzo struck out in the top of the 10th inning with 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases. On the other hand, in the bottom of the 10th inning with 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, Danny Jansen hit a walk-off 3-run homer and knelt down to 0-3.
Meanwhile, the Yankees ended their two-game winning streak with a loss on the day. The season record is 25 wins and 20 losses.