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Gerrit Cole, the most expensive pitcher in baseball today, it turned out to be the biggest failure of the New York Yankees, not being able to fulfill the objective of guiding the team in the postseason and fall before his greatest rival, the Boston Red Sox in the game for him American League Wild Card.
After a season with good numbers, Gerrit Cole was the Yankees’ best hope to overcome the Red Sox in the Wild Card Game and keep alive the dream of returning to conquer the long-awaited World SeriesHowever, the Cole who took the mound today was far from being that dominant pitcher seen during the season.
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In just two innings of work, the right-hander allowed three runs, allowed four hits and gave up three walks, which made manager Aaron Boone be forced to use his bullpen early on, something that didn’t turn out well for him either. Luis Severino and Jonathan Loáisiga, allowed three more runs.
Yankees saw no profit from the millions invested in Gerrit Cole
For the second consecutive years, the New York Yankees did not see results of the 325 million dollars that are stipulated in the 9-year contract they signed with Cole in 2019, and that is although the performance in the regular season has been quite good , in the postseason he has been due and now he will have to wait until 2022 to get a new opportunity.
During 2021, the Ace of the Bronx Mules posted a 16-8 win-loss record with a 3.23 ERA in 30 starts made where he worked for 181.1 innings, striking out 243 rivals.
Yankees fail at decisive moment
With today’s loss to the Red Sox, the Yankees have lost their last 3 decisive games in a Postseason in a row, all of which have been on the road. (2017 ALCS Game 7, 2020 ALDS Game 5 and 2021 Wild Card Game).
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