“Can We Get It Going Already?”: Gerrit Cole Confident Ahead of New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox AL Wildcard Game

Published 10/05/2021, 4:05 AM EDT
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 New York Yankees have paved their way to one of the most exciting and intense matches of the season. Yankees will compete against their biggest rivals, Boston Red Sox, in the AL Wild Card Game. Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on Yankees’ star pitcher Gerrit Cole.

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This is the second time Cole will lead the Yankees in a wild-card game. The stakes are super high as they compete against their rivals in the enemy’s territory.

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Gerrit Cole is excited

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox AL Wild Card match is scheduled for Tuesday night. It’s a must-win game for both sides, with neither of the two willing to back down. Notably, Cole has had his difficulties this season, especially against the Cleveland Indians.

However, the team and fans have faith in Gerrit to produce his best when it’s needed the most.

Interestingly, Cole seemed confident in the interview, as he can’t wait to compete against Red Sox. He said, “I think it’s just like, ‘Can we get it going already,’ you know? It’s like a bit of a waiting game, I think, which is good for the body, good for the mind to a certain extent to recover, but you’re chomping at the bit to get back out there.”

Gerrit Cole is one of the ace pitchers in MLB and is a four-time All-Star. Will he rise to the occasion on the big stage?

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry

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The intense rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox is over 100 years old. Now, as the two enemies will again meet at the last step for the ultimate AL wild card, an enticing battle awaits.

Gerrit Cole is well-aware of what he is up against. When Cole was asked of his thoughts on competing with the biggest rivals at Fenway(Red Sox’s home ground), he said, “As a kid growing up watching Pedro (Martinez) and Roger (Clemens) duke it out — didn’t quite catch Roger at the beginning when he was here, or (Andy Pettitte) against Pedro, or Pettitte against any big-time Red Sox guys, what a fantastic game to watch. You’re dreaming about putting yourself in that position, coming through for your team, and here we are.”

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

It would indeed be a nail-biting moment for the fans, as they watch Gerrit Cole take the mound on Tuesday. While Boston has Eovaldi on their side, will Cole guide his team to glory?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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