The New York Yankees managed to avoid the sweep against them at the home of the Los Angeles Angels, after winning 4-1, in a game where the top figure was the starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, who achieved two historic records for the franchise and the Major League Baseball (MLB).
The right-hander was present for seven innings on the mound, facing 25 batters, in which although he allowed four hits and a run, he managed that of his 116 shipments, 78 were strikes, achieving a total of 15 strikeouts, which gave him the chance to get into the golden books.
This is because Cole became the third player in the entire centennial history of the Yankees to achieve such a number of strikeouts, something that the Dominican Michael Pineda achieved very recently, in the 2015 season, and the Japanese Masahiro Tanaka, in 2017.
Gerrit Cole makes history for the Yankees
But that’s not all, because in addition the right-hand pitcher became the third player of all time in the Major Leagues with more games of 11 strikeouts without a passport, with 15 games, rubbing shoulders with legends such as Roger Clemens (second with 16) and Randy. Johnson (first with 25). (Bolavip)