Gerrit Cole First NY Yankees Pitcher In Nearly 70 Years With Undefeated Record Through Seven Games, 1.50 ERA Or Less

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Andrew Powell Sports and Entertainment Blogger
Font Size:

The Yankees might be off to a horrible start, but Gerrit Cole isn’t.

We’re a month into the 2023 MLB season, and New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole’s record still has a goose egg in the losing column — and he’s made history in the process.

Cole pitched Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians, and although he wasn’t able to secure a win, he pitched well enough to keep an undefeated record and also pulled off a feat that hasn’t been done in 65 years.

“The Yankees have won all 7 of Gerrit Cole’s starts this season and he has an ERA of 1.35. He is the first Yankee starter since Bob Turley in 1958 with an undefeated team record through 7 starts and ERA of 1.50 or less,” read a report from ESPN Stats & Info’s Twitter account.

Gerrit Cole has had absolutely mesmerizing start to the 2023 MLB season, posting an unblemished 5-0 record with an elite 1.35 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in seven starts (a total of 46.2 innings). On top of that, batters are only averaging .176 against Cole.

Just … wow. Earning every penny of that $324 million contract.

I’ve always liked Gerrit Cole, so this is pretty cool to see.

With that being said, the New York Yankees need to step it up. There’s no reason why those beautiful pinstripes should be an average 16-15 here in May. Just terrible baseball in terms of Yankee standards. (RELATED: San Diego Padres Hold Piñata Parties After They Win, Gloriously Featuring Players Wearing Luchador Masks)

Let’s do better, New York.