New York Yankees Gerrit Cole (32) stepped on the 2000th strikeout in the big league career.
On the 24th (Korean time), Cole started as a starting pitcher in a home game against the Baltimore Orioles in the “2023 Major League Baseball” held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, USA, and recorded 6 hits, 2 homers, 3 walks and 4 runs in 5 innings. Although it was sluggish, Cole achieved a record for strikeouts by thinning out two strikeouts.
With no runners out in the second inning, Cole threw a 97.6 mile (157 km) fastball to Terrin Barbra, leading to a swinging strikeout. He also threw a 96.6 mph (155 km) fastball to follow-up hitter Jorge Mateo, leading the opposing bats. This is the moment Cole recorded his 2000th strikeout in his major league career.
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, also focused on Cole’s performance. According to the media, Cole recorded 2,000 strikeouts in 278 games, and became the main character to reach 2,000 strikeouts in the third shortest period in big league history. The only pitchers who were faster than Cole were Randy Johnson (262 games) and Clayton Kershaw (277 games).
He is a Cole who showed a fast pace just by looking at the pitched innings. According to the media, Cole recorded 2,000 strikeouts in 1714⅔ innings, the third fastest to reach the record after Chris Sale (1626 innings) and Pedro Martinez (1711⅓).스포츠토토
Narrowing it down to the Yankees, Cole became the eighth pitcher with 2,000 strikeouts. Previously, only David Cohn, Dwight Gooden, Catfish Hunter, Mike Mussina, Bobo Newsom, Andy Pettit and CC Sabathia had struck out 2,000 times.
After the game, Cole responded to an interview with the local media and was delighted to say, “This is a very special record.” promised to