• Yankees face unfamiliar problem finding Gerrit Cole rotation help

    Yankees face unfamiliar problem finding Gerrit Cole rotation help

    Call this The Case of the Missing 40 Percent. As the Yankees stand now, still in the first inning of this Hot Stove season unlike any other, they must replace 40 percent of their 2020 starts, probably
  • Trevor Bauer talks Mets kudos, Gerrit Cole drama after Cy Young win

    Trevor Bauer talks Mets kudos, Gerrit Cole drama after Cy Young win

    Trevor Bauer already had a National League-best 1.73 ERA to show off as he hits free agency. Now he also has an NL Cy Young Award to go along with it — as do the Reds, for the first time in
  • Kyle Higashioka belts 3 home runs in Yankees’ destruction of Jays

    Kyle Higashioka belts 3 home runs in Yankees’ destruction of Jays

    Remember that bobsled to baseball hell without a brakeman the Yankees couldn’t halt last week? They have swapped it for an escalator headed to heights recently thought impossible. Backed by a season-high seven homers, three by reserve catcher Kyle Higashioka and two from DJ LeMahieu, Gerrit Cole dominated the Blue Jays on the way to …
  • Deivi Garcia is the ‘fearless’ key to Yankees’ playoff chances

    Deivi Garcia is the ‘fearless’ key to Yankees’ playoff chances

    It’s only been four starts, but Deivi Garcia has made quite an impression on his Yankees teammates. Gary Sanchez called him “fearless.” Gerrit Cole said of Garcia, “I really like what I see.” And it’s easy to tell why. The 21-year-old won again in Tuesday’s romp over the Blue Jays thanks to an eruption from …
  • Gerrit Cole resurgence couldn’t come at better time for Yankees

    Gerrit Cole resurgence couldn’t come at better time for Yankees

    Gerrit Cole earned his Yankees fan bona fides in 2001. Did he just prove his pinstriped mettle on Sept. 11? Sure, sure, true Yankees moments, especially for a player who received a $324 million commitment, must come in October. Nevertheless, this one felt quite big for the Yankees’ first-year ace, and profound too. In throwing …
  • Gerrit Cole and offense propel Yankees to key sweep of Orioles

    Gerrit Cole and offense propel Yankees to key sweep of Orioles

    Maybe falling to .500 on Tuesday was rock bottom for the Yankees. Since a five-game losing streak left them clinging to a postseason spot, they have won three straight, including a sweep of Friday’s doubleheader over the Orioles in The Bronx. In the process, they got a glimpse of the Gerrit Cole they expected when …
  • Dominant Gerrit Cole leads Yankees to second straight win

    Dominant Gerrit Cole leads Yankees to second straight win

    There’s the Gerrit Cole the Yankees thought they were getting. The right-hander dominated the Orioles in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 6-0 seven-inning victory in The Bronx. Cole had taken the loss in his previous three starts, but didn’t allow a hit until Hanser …
  • Yankees waste Gerrit Cole’s solid start in brutal loss to Orioles

    Yankees waste Gerrit Cole’s solid start in brutal loss to Orioles

    BALTIMORE — If the Yankees can’t admit their season is in peril after what went down at Camden Yards on Saturday night, they need an intervention. With Gerrit Cole looking like a young Doc Gooden against a very bad Orioles lineup and the Yankees desperately needing a victory, their frigid bats and third baseman Thairo …
  • Gerrit Cole’s fastball issue making Yankees’ rebound more challenging

    Gerrit Cole’s fastball issue making Yankees’ rebound more challenging

    There’s no reason, with half of a drastically reduced season in the books, to think that Gerrit Cole can’t stand the heat. Throwing the heat, however, has proven surprisingly difficult for the Yankees’ $301.3 million man. If you’re looking for a reason why Cole has not dominated opponents in his first eight starts as a …
  • Gerrit Cole no match for Yankees’ massive Rays problem

    Gerrit Cole no match for Yankees’ massive Rays problem

    It’s late early and getting darker by the day. With the AL East-leading Rays in The Bronx for a three-game visit, it was fitting the Yankees had ace Gerrit Cole on the mound for the opener Monday night. Who better to turn to than Cole? Nobody in pinstripes, that’s for sure. Yet by the time …