Gerrit Cole

Akshita Patel

“It’s Tough,” Ace Gerrit Cole Livid After New York Yankees Gets Humiliated By All-Time Rivals Red Sox

The New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry is one of the most storied and intense rivalries in sports. Each matchup between the two teams carries significant weight, and emotions run high as both sides eye for supremacy. This time around, the stakes were high for both teams as the race to playoffs was reaching its final destination.

New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were hovering at the bottom of the East division, desperate to claim the playoff wildcard spot. Hence, the series held the utmost importance for both sides. Moreover, the Yanks started as favorites due to home advantage. But, salient efforts from Red Sox completely pushed the Bombers off the track. Meanwhile, the Yanks ace pitcher seemed visibly hurt by the loss as he expressed raw emotions.

   

Gerrit Cole Admits To Never Experiencing Such Struggling Phase Ever Before

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Gerrit Cole is now a six-time All-Star, earning a trip to the Midsummer Classic for the third time since signing with the New York Yankees. AP

Ace starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has been in the MLB business long enough to get used to the highs and lows of the sport. He understands the true nature of baseball and has always been a resilient pitcher. However, this season, the New York Yankees’ struggles have apparently broken their toughest guy. He made a start during Saturday’s 8-1 loss to Red Sox. Cole gave up the season’s worst six runs in mere four innings, including his career-second grand slam. Cole, who has been the Yank’s best pitcher this season, looked completely broken after the loss. In the post-game press meet, he made a major admission which left the fans concerned.

While defining New York Yankees’ struggles this season, Gerrit Cole said the situation is tough to deal with. He added, “I don’t recall experiencing anything like this before in my career.” The pitcher believes that at the end of the day, how you handle adversity and come out is how you will be judged in the public courtroom. Further asked if he sees light at the end of the tunnel for the Yanks, Cole said he isn’t even looking towards the end of the tunnel. The ace’s focus is on making a difference tomorrow. Taking each game at a time is the team’s only objective for now. After the recent outing, Cole’s ERA went past 3 for the first time this season, which will dent his CY Young Award chances significantly.

A Day After Aaron Boone’s “Turn Around” Claims, Yankees Stoop To New Low

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to the series against the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone claimed that a turnaround was just around the corner. He had a private chat with the team on Friday, and the boys are all fired up. However, shortly after the statement, the Bombers recorded a humiliating series sweep, that too at home.

Sunday’s 6-5 loss happened to be the Yankee’s eighth straight loss. Such an adverse event has happened for the first time since 1995. That is a new low for the dispirited Bronx Bombers, whose 2023 playoff berth is in jeopardy. With mere 39 games left on the deck, the team has to produce a literal miracle here to ensure a postseason seat.