Gerrit Cole (33, New York Yankees) collapsed with 6 runs (5 earned runs). No matter how good Cole’s early pace was, it was not enough to block the offensive power of the league’s strongest Tampa Bay Rays.
Cole started against Tampa Bay in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 8th (Korean time).
Until this day, Cole showed the best pace. He announced a smooth start to the season by tying for the first place in the American League ERA (1.35) with Sonny Gray (34, Minnesota Twins). He won 5 wins in 7 appearances and tied for second place with Joe Ryan (27, Minnesota).
Cole, who had good spirits, welcomed Tampa Bay, which boasts the best offense in the league this season. Tampa Bay led the league in team batting average (0.277), home runs (69 homers), RBIs (207 RBIs), and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage, 0.872) until this day. Hits (319) ranked second behind the Boston Red Sox, and most of the major offensive indicators were in the upper ranks, boasting the best offense in the league.
Cole is Yandy Diaz (first baseman), Wander Franco (shortstop), Randy Arosarena (left fielder), Brandon Lau (second baseman), Harold Ramirez (designated hitter), Isaac Paredes (third baseman), Manuel Mago (right fielder). )-Christian Betancourt (catcher)-Jose Siri (center fielder) against the Tampa Bay lineup.
Cole continued his excellent momentum at the beginning of the game. He signaled a smooth start by treating the bottom of the first inning as a three-way offense. In the bottom of the second and third innings, he faced a crisis with two outs on first and second base, but he turned the follow-up batter around and did not concede. At the end of the 4th inning, he once again made a three-way attack and tied the opponent’s batting line tightly.
After the call in the middle of the game, the flow went strangely. In the bottom of the 5th inning, when the team was leading 6-0, after one out, Siri hit a solo shot and scored 먹튀검증the first run, 6-1. Afterwards, after a left-handed hit by Diaz, Franco’s infield hit resulted in an error by second baseman Glaber Torres, giving up an extra run to 6-2.
By the end of the 6th inning, it was a real nightmare. It shook violently and collapsed. In Musa’s second base, Paredes hit an RBI double, making it 6-3. After sending Margot out at the end of a full count match at the continuing second base, Musa gave Betancourt a 3-run home run over the middle fence at the first and second bases, allowing a 6-6 tie.
The patience of the Yankees bench was up to this point. After hitting a home run by Betancourt, Cole was replaced by reliever Jimmy Cordero and ended the day’s appearance. His final performance was 5 innings, 8 hits (2 home runs), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 6 runs (5 earned runs). His earned run average soared from 1.35 to 2.09.
Meanwhile, the Yankees lost 7-8 with a walk-off hit by Paredes in the bottom of the 10th inning after a close game. By the middle of the game, they were leading 6-0, but they could not keep the lead and had to turn around lonely.