Gerrit Cole Finally Had A Good Start For The New York Yankees
It is about time that Gerrit Cole look like the ace that he should. He certainly didn't look like the guy who is getting paid a $324 million contract and around $36 million per year in his first three starts. That all changed yesterday when Cole went 6 and 2/3 innings without giving up a run. He had nine strikeouts and only gave up four hits and one walk. This dropped Cole's high ERA to a 4.00. The Yankees got their first sweep of the year over the Cleveland Guardians and looked rather impressive. Here is my quick take on this from the Times Union:
The New York Yankees recorded their best win of the season on Sunday against Cleveland. Gerrit Cole finally looked like the Gerrit Cole the Yankees expect to see when he takes the mound. And the Yankees didn’t rely solely on the long ball to score runs. It’s nice when Joey Gallo doubles in run for a change, and it also nice to see DJ LeMahieu hit a home run. If the Yankees can find a mix of power and gap to gap hitting to score runs, than they will become a much better team.
MJ and I had a discussion on Cole's performance and the Yankees sweep earlier this morning on Big Board Sports. Below is our full conversation on this.
The Yankees host the Orioles on Tuesday night and they need to win this series as the Orioles have gotten the better of them recently. The Yankees are playing well and they must continue to do that if they want to win a loaded AL East.