Will the Yankees ever lose again? Yes, they will, but right now it doesn’t feel like. And they certainly weren’t going to lose with Gerrit Cole on the mound against a Phillies team that hasn’t played in a week.
In his third start as a Yankees, Cole didn’t have his best stuff and hasn’t had it yet with New York. Despite this, he’s 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA. Brett Gardner proved the super baseballs are still in play as he hit an opposite-field home run, a feat that seemed impossible for him prior to the change in the ball and Gio Urshela hit his third home run of the season. Aaron Boone tried to make it a game after the rain delay by choosing not to go to his elite relievers right away for the final nine outs, even with the Yankees having an off day on Tuesday because of inclement weather.
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