Yankees’ Gerrit Cole shows why he’s an ace, but it wasn’t enough


Gerrit Cole showed that he could pitch on a three-day rest, but now he would have to wait longer for his next start.

Right-hander was excellent for most of his outings in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Rays, but it was not enough. Aerodice Chapman allowed Mike Brosseau to go ahead in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Yankees lost the season 2–1 to Petco Park in San Diego.

Cole made 5 ¹ /. Gave up just one run in innings. He went two, struck out nine and allowed only one hit – a solo homer to Austin Meadows with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.

Aaron Judge had a chance to catch the ball, but as he bounced, he hit his head on a padded overhang on the outfield wall and was barely off the field.

Cole finished the inning and came in sixth. Randy Azorzena immediately bounced on a pitch and sent it deep to left, but Brett Gardner robbed Azorena of a homer and tied the game.

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Gerrit ColeCorey Sipkin

“Of course [I] Cole said he wants to deepen the game and it does not feel good to leave the game tied. “Gosh, how many times did I pitch against these people six or seven times this year? It is like a tape recorder with these people. It is as hard as st. It was a good fight. It loses. ”

This was actually Cole’s fifth start this season against the Rays and his most effective.

Cole was eliminated in favor of Jake Britton, as Aaron Boone went to the back end of his bullpen with one out of the sixth and it didn’t work.

The Yankees couldn’t ask much about Cole, however, who battled through the first inning in which he loaded bases to watch Joey Wendall finish the threat before the two batsmen walked and hit each other. Was – although he saw 25 pitches.

Cole was overselling for the next three innings and kept the Rays down until he got as deep into the game as the Yankees had expected. And unlike most of his previous starts, the offense did not provide much support. He was limited to a solo homer by the judge to reach the top of the fourth.

“I’m so proud [Cole’s] Effort, ” Boone said. “It was a championship, the effort of a particular player to get into trouble in the first innings, and uprooting pitches and making very big pitches to get out of it.”

Prior to the game, Boone had no doubt that Cole would not be overwhelmed by the situation or pressure.

“A beast of Gerrit Cole,” Boone said. “I’m telling you, he can’t wait to get out of there tonight. Whatever happens tonight, he’s absolutely cut out for it. I think he imagined pitching in this type of game, somebody in it No doubt. ”

Just with a different ending.

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