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Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman’s promise to Gerrit Cole is now going towards helping the Bronx

Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman’s promise to Gerrit Cole is now going towards helping the Bronx

To Suzyn Waldman it felt like she spent more time in the Bronx this year than ever before.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 15, 2020
The Yankees’ rotation has more question marks than answers

The Yankees’ rotation has more question marks than answers

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ New year, same problem. When Christmas came early for the Yankees last December, with Gerrit Cole headed to the Bronx wrapped with a tidy pinstriped bow, it looked like the Yankees had finally been unshackled from their perennial ball and chain. Was it possible the starting rotation could be considered an area of strength, rather than a liability? Imagine, Gerrit Cole and Luis Severino - the former the reigning Cy Young runner-up, the latter once a top-five starter in the AL in his own right - terrorizing opponents’ lineups. Yankees fans were justified in...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 14, 2020
The Yankees need to diversify their bullpen

The Yankees need to diversify their bullpen

Photo by Rob Carr/ The Yankees have a ton of money tied up in their bullpen. They didn’t have a lot to show for it in 2020. Coming into the season, it looked like the Yankees had finally assembled a championship-caliber squad. In Gerrit Cole they had found their ace while the batting order was a year healthier. Perhaps most importantly, they still had their five-headed monster in the bullpen capable of locking down any lead they were handed. As my colleague John pointed out yesterday, those plans came unraveled in a hurry. Luis Severino and Domingo German were unavailable from the word...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 13, 2020
For Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres, the work starts now

For Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres, the work starts now

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Torres is reminiscent of “The Captain,” but not in a good way. In Game Five of the ALDS against the Rays, Gleyber Torres bobbled a Yandy Díaz groundball into the 5.5-hole with one out into Gerrit Cole’s fourth inning of work. Though Díaz never came around to score, Cole needed another seven pitches to strike-out Willy Adames for the would-be fourth out. It’s a small thing, but on three days rest, Cole was only able to reach 94 pitches after allowing one homer and two heart palpitation inducing near-wall-scrapers to the final four batters he faced. On...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 13, 2020
What happened to the Yankees’ highly-touted pitching staff?

What happened to the Yankees’ highly-touted pitching staff?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ In the offseason and preseason projections, the Yankees pitching staff was rated among the best. Where did that team go? Following their signing of Gerrit Cole last December, the Yankees’ pitching staff looked to be, for the first time in years, ranked among the best in the league. On top of its elite bullpen with five closer-quality arms, the Yankees finally had multiple elite frontline starters to match up favorably against the multi-ace rotations that serve as the backbone of recent champions. On top of all that, they had quality rotation depth that would...
Newsday Oct 12, 2020

Gerrit Cole proved to be a bargain for Yankees in first year of $324M deal

The Yankees' ace thrived during both the regular season and playoffs and adapted well to all the COVID-19 protocols.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 11, 2020
The Yankees deprived Gerrit Cole of a signature moment in pinstripes

The Yankees deprived Gerrit Cole of a signature moment in pinstripes

Photo by Christian Petersen/ You win or go home by your ace’s performance when the game is on the line. Gerrit Cole was not given that opportunity. Though I am still reeling from the disappointment of Friday’s loss, as I am sure many of you are, now that I have had 24 hours to cool off I have begun to examine what went wrong through a less emotional lens. Mike Brosseau may have delivered the coup de grâce, however it was a decision two innings prior that set the wheels in motion, ultimately culminating in that knockout blow. If you would have told me that the ALDS would come down to...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 10, 2020
Brosseau’s blast sinks Yankees, Rays advance to ALCS

Brosseau’s blast sinks Yankees, Rays advance to ALCS

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The Yankees and Rays had a pitcher’s duel, but Tampa Bay got the last laugh. Game Five of the ALDS was billed as “win-or-go-home” for the New York Yankees, and for the 11th straight season, they will be going home without having reached their ultimate goal. The Tampa Bay Rays came out on top in Game Five, advancing to the ALDS on the heels of a 2-1 victory, fueled by a late home run and a dominant team pitching performance. The Yankees have been eliminated. Gerrit Cole got the start for the Yankees on short rest, and although he had an inauspicious first...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 9, 2020
Yankees Highlights: Cole battles, but season ends in heartbreak

Yankees Highlights: Cole battles, but season ends in heartbreak

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Gerrit Cole’s short-rest performance wasn’t enough to keep the Yankees’ season from coming to a crushing end. The Yankees and Rays met tonight for the deciding Game Five of the ALDS, and the result was modern baseball at its max. Both teams throwing out pitcher after pitcher that could light up the radar gun and buckle knees with breathtaking sliders. Each lineup featuring disciplined, smart hitters that give nothing away. Home runs and strikeouts powering both sides. If not always the most aesthetically-pleasing brand of baseball, it was certainly...
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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays in ALDS Game 5

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays in ALDS Game 5

Gerrit Cole and the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020,        
Newsday Oct 9, 2020

Of all the options, the best is Gerrit Cole on short rest

Going into Friday's Game 5, the Yankees ace was 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 40 innings in his previous six starts.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 9, 2020
NYY vs. TBR Game 5: Gerrit Cole vs. Tyler Glasnow

NYY vs. TBR Game 5: Gerrit Cole vs. Tyler Glasnow

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via It all comes down to this. This is it – it’s win or go home for the Yankees tonight in Game Five against the Tampa Bay Rays. Fresh off a valiant Game Four victory that saw the team’s pitching step up in a big way, the Bombers have forced the necessary Game Five to determine who advances to the ALCS. This series has been stressful so far, and fans should expect nothing different with the season on the line again tonight. Fortunately, the Yankees can turn to the one man they trust more than any other on the mound tonight in Gerrit Cole. Cole...
NorthJersey.com Oct 9, 2020
Tampa Bay Rays announce lineup for Friday's ALDS Game 5 vs. New York Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays announce lineup for Friday's ALDS Game 5 vs. New York Yankees

Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.46, 2020 postseason) will start for the Yankees, while Tyler Glasnow (2-0, 4.90, 2020 postseason) will go for the Rays.        
Pinstripe Alley Oct 9, 2020
Yankees vs. Rays, 2020 ALDS Game Five: Time, how to watch, and online streaming info

Yankees vs. Rays, 2020 ALDS Game Five: Time, how to watch, and online streaming info

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports This one always had to go five. Sorry, Jim Croce, but it always had to be this way. The Yankees and Rays seemed destined for a Game Five showdown. One night and one decision, one team advances to the ALCS, and one team goes home. Did you ever doubt it? The Yankees will turn to Gerrit Cole on three days rest to keep the season alive, and this is exactly the situation they had in mind when they made him the highest-paid pitcher in history. It’s something Cole has never done before, but if anyone can put a team on his shoulders and carry them to the next...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 9, 2020
NYY News: In Cole We Trust

NYY News: In Cole We Trust

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports It’s Gerrit Cole on the hill and everything on the line as the ALDS matchup between the Yankees and Rays goes the distance; Giancarlo Stanton has been murdering baseballs; Ceterum autem Lemahieu iterum emptus est. New York Post | George A. King III: Thanks to Jordan Montgomery, Chad Green, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees have clawed their way back into contention, and have gotten the ball to Gerrit Cole for tonight’s Game Five. Cole, who will be pitching on three days’ rest for the first time in his career, will go up against Tyler...

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