‘Pitch clock’ that could not avoid the call, 6⅓ innings 8K PHI ace and 2 wins in a row
New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole’s momentum at the beginning of the season is unusual. It looks like he might be able to ride Cy Young this year.
Cole started in the home game against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Yankee Stadium on the 6th (Korean time) and led a 4-2 victory with 3 hits and 1 run in 6⅓ innings.
In the opening game on the 31st of last month, he won the victory against the San Francisco Giants with 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 11 strikeouts, no runs, and became the winning pitcher for 2 consecutive games. The season record is 2 wins in 2 games, and an average ERA of 0.73.
Cole threw 103 pitches and hit 61 fastballs. His velocity peaked at 99.0 mph and averaged 96.7 mph, 1.1 mph less than in the opener. He threw 22 sliders, 13 curveballs and 7 changeups each.
Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola also pitched well with 7 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings, but suffered a loss. He appeared in two games for the season, lost one, and had an earned run average of 7.45.
The Yankees, who recorded 4 wins and 2 losses, maintained second place in the Eastern Division of the American League, two games behind the leading Tampa Bay Rays (6 wins). On the other hand, Philadelphia is tied for 4th in the National League East Division with 1 win and 5 losses. Last year’s National League champion Philadelphia is off to their worst season start since 2007.
Cole continued the scoreless march from the 1st to the 6th inning. After striking out Trey Turner and JT Realmuto in the top of the first inning, Cole put the three batters to rest lightly and was hit with a double by Bryson Scott after two outs in the second inning.
In the third inning, after sending Turner out with an infield hit after two deaths, he caught it as a check and finished the inning. luck followed. In the top of the 4th inning, after two deaths, Darek Hall allowed a right-handed hit, but right fielder Franch Cordero caught the batter runner with an accurate second base assist.
In the 5th inning, the ball was a bit uneasy. After two deaths, Bom and Jake Cave were sent out on consecutive walks. However, Christian Pache was blocked by the catcher’s foul fly and passed the scoreless. Cole, who cooked the sixth inning again with a tripartite, allowed one run in the top of the seventh inning, leading 2-0. Pitch clock was the cause.
Cole, who struck out leader Edmundo Sosa with a 97 mph fastball from a full count, struck out without swinging. Nick Castellanos failed to throw the ball within 15 seconds of the 7th pitch from a full count, so he was declared an automatic ball and walked. 안전놀이터
Then, Nathan Roaiciga, who took the mound, showed extreme sluggishness, allowed hits and four balls in a row, and after being driven to full base, Castellanos, who was sent by Cole, gave up a sacrifice fly to Cave and stepped home.
On this day, Yankee Stadium was chilly at 8.9 degrees Celsius, and the aces of both teams struggled to control their pitches because they were conscious of the pitch clock.
After Aaron Judge walked in the bottom of the first inning, the Yankees succeeded in stealing second base and scored the first run with Glaber Torres’ timely hit. Torres also had a heavy hit in the 6th inning, bringing in second baseman DJ LeMayhew to widen the score to 2-0. With the Yankees trailing 1-2, in the bottom of the 7th inning, Jose Trevino with one out and first baseman hit a two-run homer off the left wall, widening the game by 3 runs, putting a wedge in the game. Philadelphia made up for one run with Kyle Schwaber’s superior solo home run in the top of the 8th inning.
Yankees closer Clay Holmes took the mound in the top of the ninth, striking out all three batters and earning his first save of the season.