The last time Gerrit Cole, starting rotation and on 22, may lose a game, Astros coughed up six runs over five innings in a 9-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. After that, his run of dominance has been simply stunning: 169⅓ innings, 258 strikeouts and a 1.59 E.R.A
The Yankees’ pitchers were not able to match Cole, because of which the result was a two-games-to-one advantage for the Astros in the best-of-seven series. Due to rain, Game 4 was postponed on Wednesday possible. The Yankees may face a daunting situation.
Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner said, “That’s what the best pitchers do. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to come through with that big hit,”
The Yankees selected Cole in the first round, and he decided to attend U.C.L.A. instead. The Yankees again showed interest in Cole but the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that selected Cole first overall in the 2011 draft, took the Astros’ offer.