‘It’s Really Impressive’- Ace Gerrit Cole Lauds NY Yankees Offense for Rallying a Comeback Win After Allowing Five Early Homers in Dismal Start

Published 06/10/2022, 1:59 AM EDT
Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees are among the top contenders to win the World Series title this year. Their will to win any game is just unbelievable. They are probably the most balanced side in the entire Major League Baseball. But recently, The Yankees’ ace Gerrit Cole did not have a great outing from the mound.

In contrast, the Yankees’ offense stepped forward and shined. And they did it in style. Not only did the Yankees win the game, but they also clinched the three-game series against the Minnesota Twins.

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Talking about Gerrit Cole, the Yankees ace probably had his career-worst performance against the Twins. His pitches were easy to read for the Twins’ hitters. Cole alone allowed five home runs from the mound, but the Yankees hitters got them back in the game and won the series against the Twins.

Gerrit Cole praises relievers and hitters for winning the game

Had it not been for the relief pitchers and hitters, the Yankees would have lost the game against the Twins. Cole had one of the worst starts of his professional career. The Twins hitters hammered him three home runs in a row. But the good thing is that the Yankees still won the game.

Sep 29, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws a pitch against Toronto Blue Jay in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees relievers Lucas Luetge, Miguel Castro, Wandy Peralta, Michael, and Clay Holmes combined to complete the Yankees innings from the mound. Talking about the game, Cole said it was impressive.

“I mean extremely impressed. I thought really the whole series, they have been excellent. And to keep on tacking onto that lead in the first game, but then tonight obviously, climbing back from a huge hole that put them in… Once we get the lead, we continued to tack on… It’s really impressive,” Cole said.

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The Yankees ace also heaped praise for the offense. He termed this win a “team win.”

“Obviously, the momentum swings drastically in the favor of the Twins early and I can’t do anything about it… With the quality of at-bats we were having… let us continue to kind of gain momentum and make our at-bats more relevant… I mean, what a great team win tonight! Super impressive,” Cole added.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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