In a season to forget, ace pitcher Gerrit Cole remains the New York Yankees’ knight in shining armor. He is leading the American League in ERA (2.75) and strikeouts (217) while solidifying his maiden CY Young campaign. The ace is leading the favorites chart and is almost the confirmed winner of the AL award, barring any late setbacks.
Gerrit Cole, ever since signing a record nine-year contract in 2020, has continued to develop and emerge as the best pitcher in the league. The Yankees’ collective performance does not do justice to Cole’s salient efforts. Even this year, while the entire lineup has crumbled, the pitcher stood tall and received appreciation from the home fans for the same.
Gerrit Cole Overwhelmed With Fans Response To Dominant Outing Vs. Blue Jays!
New York Yankees ace pitcher Gerrit Cole is solidifying his CY Young campaign with each passing start. On Thursday, it was a Cole special night as the ace completely outperformed the entire Blue Jays squad. In his 32nd start of the season, the pitcher allowed only one run in eight innings pitched while striking out nine hitters in the process to help the Yanks secure a 5-3 over the East rivals. The home fans seated in the Yankee stadium erupted in joy as they gave a standing ovation to Cole while the pitcher marked his exit after eight terrific innings. The 33-year-old was certainly moved by the fans’ gesture and was overwhelmed by the response.
During the post-game interview, Gerrit Cole thanked the fans for the standing ovation. He further explained how much it means to him to stand out in front of the home crowd. “Something about having good nights in the Bronx – it doesn’t get much better than that,” added Cole. Those who know Cole understand that he loved to win, especially in front of the home crowd. This year, he secured a record 14 wins for his side against a mere seven losses. This latest outing should surely seal the CY Young award for the ace. Only Twins right-hander Sonny Gray, Mariners right-hander Luis Castillo, and Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman are potential competitors. Still, Cole will remain the favorite owing to his staggering numbers.
Yankees Ace’s Heartwarming Gesture Toward His Kid Melts The Internet!
New York Yankees starter Gerrit Cole was on a heart-winning spree during Thursday’s matchup against Toronto Blue Jays. After mesmerizing the fans with a dominant outing on the mound, the ace melted the internet with a cute exchange with his youngest son. After exiting the mound towards the end of the eighth inning, Cole was seen gesturing a sign that appeared to spell out “LOP.”
Cole waving to his kid 🥺 pic.twitter.com/rAAmCIOPJn— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) September 22, 2023
While the exact interpretation of the sign is unknown, the video of the cute exchange is viral, and the fans are loving it. The video is getting widely shared on the internet, and the fans cannot get enough of it. Gerrit Cole remains extremely close to his family. He married Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford’s sister, Amy Crawford, in 2016, and the couple is blessed with two sons.