3 stats prove Aaron Boone can’t trust Gerrit Cole in October

Gerrit Cole’s struggles throughout the season could put Yankee skipper Aaron Boone in a tight spot next October.

That Yanks Gerrit Cole isn’t just the Yankees’ ace, he’s widely regarded as one of the best pitchers of this generation.

Cole was so good he even had a 59-42 record over five years with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of the last decade.

That was five years ago, however, and after two seasons in Houston, where he dominated the American League, Cole’s stint in New York in his third year with the Bronx Bombers could go the wrong way.

The Yankees are entering the postseason with an offensive juggernaut that’s terrorizing opposing pitchers and fan bases alike, but the question remains whether Aaron Boone can trust Cole in October.

Gerrit Cole has been under attack from low-tier opponents lately

After registering a 2.73 ERA in June, that number has increased to 4.70 inches seven July and August begins It spanned 44 innings in which Cole gave up 23 runs earned, 9 home runs and 10 walks.

Those seven games included starts against Cleveland, Boston (2), Cincinnati, Baltimore, Kansas City and Seattle, and with the possible exception of the Mariners, not exactly teams the Yankees are likely to face in the postseason.

If Cole fights these teams, what happens in October if the opponents are the Astros, Blue Jays or White Sox?

https://fansided.com/2022/08/04/yankees-3-stats-gerrit-cole-cant-trust-october/ 3 stats prove Aaron Boone can’t trust Gerrit Cole in October

John Verrall

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