Gerrit Cole Spectacular. NY 4 LA Angels 1

Gerrit Cole pitched a masterpiece — striking out 15 in 7 innings — to break the Yanks 4-game winning streak and carry NY to the easy 4-1 win.

1. Cole the Ace

It’s long been said that Ace’s break losing streaks and Gerrit Cole did that here. He was dominant from the start and fun to watch. He struck out 2 in the 1st inning, 2 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, and struck out the side in the 4th. He struck out 2 more in the 5th.

In the 6th he got into his only trouble — a leadoff single by Jack Mayfield and a double by David Fletcher to score a run. Cole then got mad and struck out the side.

Cole struck out 2 more in the 7th, then called it a night.

Cole struck out Shohei Ohtani 3 times. Cole struck out #3 hitter Phil Gosselin all 4 times he came up.

2. Yanks Jumped On Top in 3rd

The Yanks jumped on top 2-0 in the 3rd inning with a 2-out rally off Angels starter Packy Naughton. After getting the first two batters, DJ LeMahieu walked, Anthony Rizzo got on with an infield single, and Aaron Judge walked. Luke Voit then singled in 2.

Brett Gardner got a 2-out single to plate another run in the 4th and give Cole a 3-0 lead.

3. Judge Insurance Bomb

Aaron Judge gave Cole an insurance run in the 8th with a homerun to left to give NY a 4-1 lead.

Jonathan Loaisiga came in to pitch a 1-2-3 bottom of 8th inning, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 9th — surprising a lot of people — it looks like he may have his gears straight now.


  • Aaron Judge went 2 for 3 with a walk to raise his average to .301.

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