This wasn't what Gerrit Cole was thinking at the beginning of the week when he laughed at how being on the mound for a no-hitter no-run missed him. There was not.
Cole spun the starting jewel on Saturday, but lost because he shared the rubber with the three Astros pitchers who beat the Yankees 3-0 and joined in a no-hitter no-run. I did.. To remind him of how cruel baseball is, Cole brought in two no-hitters, no-hitters, in the middle of the match or after this week, making no decisions and losing records (6-2).
"The ruthless truth is that we were outplayed out of the pitch," Cole said. "Credits to opponents. It's a magical day for them."
Colelost a no-hitter no-run against a raisein the eighth inning on Monday, but the Yankees won. I did. Resume of 4 all-star selections and ERA titles. There was no such luck or integrity on Saturday when he needed perfection or even more perfection to defeat Astros starter Cristian Javier and two rescuers. ..
Instead, Cole decided to hit 8 in 7 innings and spread 4 hits.
"Jerrit will continue," says catcher Jose Trevino. I did. "That's good for us in the long run."
Cole walked two but hit two consecutive out-singles by Jake Meyers and Martin Maldonado in the fifth inning. Did not forgive. He survived the jam unscathed, but his 101 pitch was his big mistake in seven of the scoreless games.
J.J. Mattievic turned on the low-inside fastball and placed it on Homer's right fielder as a reward for his patience in opening the dirt on the dirt. The only two career hits for rookie first baseman were solo home runs.
"I tried to make adjustments, but obviously overcorrected and threw the pitch into the area he expected, otherwise he wouldn't be late." Said Cole. "It's not the side of the plate we were going to go to. To be honest, it was a bad mistake, but I don't want to steal credit from the guy who made a good swing."
Comfort is like Cole is an ace. Is pitching to. He allowed less than one run in five of the last six starts. Matievic's home run snapped Cole's 21 innings of no-scoring streak at his home.
"He immediately swung on his heater and made a mistake, which was great when he was finding the first two innings," said manager Aaron Boone. "I thought his thing was really good. When he settled down, he was great."