Gerrit Cole reached 2,000 strikeouts in the Major Leagues

Although 86 other pitchers have also recorded 2,000 major league strikeouts, Gerrit Coleof the New York Yankees, he became the third to achieve it in the fewest games.

The right-handed pitcher sHe was tasked with making the start against the Baltimore Orioles with 1,998 career strikeouts. Cole recorded the 1999 against Terrin Vavra with a combination of 96+ mph fastballs and a knuckle curve

cole reached 2,000 strikeouts in his 278 gamewhile Randy Johnson did it in 262 and Clayton Kershaw did it in 277. The record strikeout was achieved in the second roll at the expense of Jorge Mateo, he was eliminated with a well-held foul tip by Kyle Higashioka.

In a matter of innings pitched, Cole was also third fastest, doing it at 1,714.2.. The first position belongs to Chris Sale, with 1,626 episodes and the second is occupied by Pedro Martínez with 1,711.1. In this category, Randy Johnson has the fourth position with 1,733.1 entries.

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