Boston – Six outs.
The New York Yankees received over $324 million in their most needed time.
Fenway Park fans who taunted Tuesday night with “gerr-it, gerr-it” were momentarily stunned Gerrit Cole is out for the third innings.
A difficult decision, but one I think I need to make,'” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
A home run by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogarts and designated hitter Kyle Schwarber led to an early 3–0 lead against Cole, who was “sick to my stomach”, which failed to come.
NS Red Sox won 6-2 In the Elimination AL wild card game.
Bogarts said of Cole’s early departure to the Red Sox’s delight, “That’s the guy they gave all that money to. He’s the ace.”
Turns out, the Red Sox’s battered bullpen won that fight too.
As a team, “it’s the worst feeling in the world,” Cole said of “not achieving their ultimate goal”.
As for being picked up after 12 batsmen, Cole proposed that “we need to play the ground ball double right there,” and proposed that Clay Holmes (who did) be among those well-equipped for the job. there was one.
Cole was not the same since his hamstring tightening on September 7, reaching an ERA of 6.35 at the start of his last four regular seasons.
Cole said, “When all is said and done, I didn’t perform like I wanted to.”
And after a two-out run on a full count for Raphael Devers, a two-run homer by Bogarts in the first and a single shot by Schwarber in the third – well, that was the start of the Yankees Universe dread.
This included seven home runs scored by Cole in his last four starts, which included just 19 innings.
“Guys are crushed,” Boone said after it ended, his fourth straight postseason exit as Yankees manager, without a contract for 2022.
“And tonight was another tough one to take,” Boone said. “We have a lot of scars.”