‘Untouchable’ Gerrit Cole, 10K shutout in 9 innings… 4 consecutive ‘undefeated streak’
New York Yankees’ “ace” Gerrit Cole (33) continues his undefeated march by achieving his fourth shutout in his personal career.
The Yankees won 2-0 in a home game against Minnesota in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, on the 17th (Korean time).
Cole, the starting pitcher, played a key role in the victory. Cole pitched 9 innings, striking out 10 and giving up no runs (2 hits, 1 walk). It has been 1 year and 10 months since he won a shutout with 12 strikeouts (3 hits, 2 walks) in an away game against Houston on July 11, 2021.
Cole allowed only one walk up to two outs in the top of the 5th inning and showed a ‘no-hit no-run’ pitch. Afterwards, he allowed hits to Donovan Solano and Michael Taylor in the top of the sixth, but did not yield any runs. On this day, Minnesota did not get on base even once after Taylor advanced to second base.
Cole caught the last batter, Carlos Correa, with a fly ball in the top of the ninth inning and completely blocked Minnesota’s batting line with 109 pitches. The moment Correa’s batted ball was sucked into the right fielder’s glove, Cole raised both arms and celebrated the victory. 스포츠토토
Cole continues his ‘untouchable’ aspect by recording 4 wins and undefeated in 4 starts this season. He has an earned run average of 0.95 and a whopping 32 strikeouts. That’s an average of eight strikeouts per game.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone praised the ball, saying, “Today’s fastball thrown by Cole came perfectly into all quadrants of home plate.” Minnesota coach Rocco Boldelli also acknowledged his performance, saying, “As always, Cole’s pitching today was particularly good.”