Yankees Podcast: Gerrit Cole Doesn’t Need Personal Catcher

The Yankees' ace isn't who he is because of who's behind the plate

Gerrit Cole pitched another gem (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) and it wasn’t because Kyle Higashioka caught him. Cole is arguably the best pitcher in the world and it isn’t because of who’s behind the plate, the way it wasn’t when he was in Pittsburgh or Houston. On Monday, his apparent personal catcher Kyle Higashioka was the entire offense and the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 3-1.

After the recap, Tom Scibelli of Barstool Sports joined me to talk about why it’s not early in the season for these Yankees, Aaron Boone’s nonsensical lineup decisions, the ongoing personal catcher debate and who should get the call the next time a fifth starter is needed.

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