Gerrit Cole ties Yankees strikeout record

In the midst of the euphoria over Aaron Judge’s 61st home run, another of the Yankees’ stars matched a Bronx organization record.

During the Yankees’ 8-3 electronic victory over the Blue Jays, Gerrit Colewho worked for 6.1 innings, was dispatched with four strikeouts and reached 248K In the season. With the above, the star starter tied the mark for most strikeouts in Yankees historywhich was in the sole possession of Ron Guidry.

“I think he is more special because of what he did Aaron tonight, to be honest.” Cole explained after matching the record. “It is a special number. Guidry was very good and magical for us. His record stood for a long time. I don’t think he dreamed it up, but being in the same category as the Yankees legends, it’s hard to fathom right now.”

the year in which Guidry set the Yankees brand he had 35 starts (25-3 record) and pitched 273.2 innings for an average of 8.2 K’s per start. That same year, the former pitcher was named Cy Young and was second in the AL MVP voting.

In perspective, Cole sum alone 32 appearances (13-7) and has worked 194.2 innings, with an average of 11.5 strikeouts per start. So far, the 32-year-old starter has made his fifth All-Star appearance.

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Can you break the record?

The Yankees, with a record of 96-59, have seven games remaining. In a rotation that also includes Jameson Taillon, Néstor Cortés, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino and Domingo Germán, Cole likely still has a pre-playoff start.

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