New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole threw a perfect pitch even after not sleeping.
On the 17th (Korean time), Cole started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium in New York, USA. Cole threw 109 pitches and allowed only two hits and one walk in nine innings. He struck out 10 and earned a shutout. The Yankees won 2-0.
Cole confessed in a post-match interview먹튀검증 that he woke up at dawn because of his son, which caused him to laugh. MLB.com, the official website of the major leagues, said, ‘Cole, who was congratulated by his teammates, waved his hand while looking at the seats on the field. His wife and young son were heading to the first base dugout. Cole handed his 3-year-old son a shutout commemorative ball,’ he described.
“It was a wonderful moment,” Cole said. “But this morning he came in at 5:15 and woke me up poking me. I said, ‘What are you doing? I need to go back to sleep.’ “I looked back.
The game against Minnesota that day was a daytime game. The game kicked off at 1:38 p.m. local time. Five in the morning is too early for a starting pitcher who needs condition management. Nevertheless, Cole showed off his strength.
“It was a magical moment. My son was excited when I left. He said see you on the pitch,” Cole said of the victory.
Cole recorded 4 wins and 0.95 ERA with 3 runs in 28⅓ innings in 4 games of the season. 2 consecutive games Quality Start Plus, 4 consecutive games Quality Start. He already has 32 strikeouts.
According to the Yankees team, Cole became the franchise’s first player to exceed 30 strikeouts while maintaining a zero-point ERA in the first four games of the season.
“Cole was somewhat underrated,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. He is a person” and praised him for having both skills and character.
DJ LeMayhew, who was in charge of both RBIs that day, expressed his trust, saying, “Cole threw so well that he didn’t need much help.”