Friday, October 22 2021
Gerrit Cole road uniform yellow ribbon Angels

Gerrit Cole road uniform yellow ribbon Angels

The Yankees snapped their four-game losing streak by defeating the Los Angeles Angels, 4-1, on Wednesday night.

Here are the takeaways …

1. The star attraction in Wednesday night’s game was the matchup of Gerrit Cole vs. Shohei Ohtani, and Cole took the first two rounds decidedly, overpowering Ohtani with fastballs for a pair of strikeouts.

And Ohtani wasn’t the only one of Cole’s strikeout victims in the early innings. Cole fanned the side in the fourth, giving him eight punchouts. He struck out two more in the fifth inning, giving him 10 for the game. Cole’s ninth 10-strikeout performance of the year tied David Cone (1998) for most such games in a season by a Yankee.

2. The Angels finally got to Cole in the sixth as Jack Mayfield singled and David Fletcher doubled him home. Cole buckled down and struck out Ohtani for a third time before following up with strikeouts of Phil Gosselin and Jared Walsh to get out of the inning.

Cole’s night ended after seven innings, but he was simply electric. He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out a whopping 15 hitters without a walk. His 15-strikeout game was the ninth in Yankees history (including the postseason), and the first since Masahiro Tanaka in 2017. He also became just the third Yankee ever with 15 K’s and no walks, joining Tanaka and Michael Pineda (2015).

3. After a quiet first couple of innings, the Yankees struck first in the top of the third. A pair of walks sandwiched an Anthony Rizzo single to load the bases with two away. Luke Voit then delivered with a two-run single up the middle.

4. The Yankees added their third run of the game by playing a bit of small ball in the fourth. Rougned Odor dropped a bunt single to get things going, and after advancing to second on a ground out, he came around to score on a Brett Gardner single up the middle to make it a 3-0 game.

5. Aaron Judge padded the Yankees’ lead in the top of the eighth with his 30th home run of the season. This marks the second time in his career that Judge has hit 30 homers in a season, joining his 52-homer season in 2017.


What’s next

The Yankees are off on Thursday before starting a weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles in the Bronx on Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Nestor Cortes Jr. will face John Means.

Source: Yahoo Sports


USMNT’s 2022 World Cup Qualifier Squad Is Most Valuable Ever


Bees invade soccer pitch in Bolivia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

What is a sports equinox? Explaining the history of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games being played on the same day

USATSI Every so often we get hit with a sports day that leaves us with difficult choices and an overwhelming number of games to keep up with. I’m talking about the sports equinox, a day in which all four major men’s sports leagues are in action. Lucky of all of us, that is taking place […]

Read More