The highest number of spectators in 7 years – 80% win rate recovered, thanks to the Yankees, a difficult box office hit by TB itself￼
“It’s really terrible. Disappointingly, I gave up the lead.”
New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, who is raising his chances of winning the first Sai video in his life, uttered this after kneeling at the Tampa Bay Rays, who emerged as the strongest team in history this season.
Cole started the away game at Tropicana Field on the 8th (Korean time) and gave up 6 runs (5 earned runs) in 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 2 walks. In particular, Cole was unable to stop the rising Tampa Bay lineup, hitting two home runs for the first time this year. The Yankees lost 7-8 in overtime.
Cole has not allowed a home run in his previous seven games, and has stopped them by two runs or less in all of them. Although he avoided defeat that day, his ERA soared from 1.35 to 2.09, and his strikeouts totaled 58 with 6 added. As of this day, pitched innings ranked first overall, tied for second in AL wins, fourth in ERA, and ranked second in strikeouts.
Cole, who threw 95 balls, was hit by 26 batters and performed aggressive pitching, including 18 first pitch strikes, but there was no time to spare as Tampa Bay batters attacked regardless of pitch type. He received active support from the team’s lineup, but was unable to maintain a six-point lead.
Cole, who blocked the first inning with a tripartite offense, was driven to second base with two outs and first and second bases in the second inning with a hit and a fielder’s choice, then treated Christian Betancourt as a shortstop grounder. Even in the 3rd inning with a 3-0 lead, he gave up a walk and an infield hit, facing a crisis with 2 out and 1st and 2nd base, then caught Brandon Law with a floating ball in left field and passed over.
Cole, who blocked the 4th inning with a 5-0 lead by committing a three-way offense, allowed two runs at the end of the 5th inning with a 6-0 lead. First of all, after one death, Cole gave Jose Siri a solo home run in the middle of the month. His first home run of the season came as he threw a 95-mile fastball into the middle.
After allowing Yandi Diaz to hit left-handed, Cole allowed another run when Wander Franco’s infield hit resulted in a throwing error by second baseman Glaber Torres. Cole, who struck out the next two batters and prevented an extra run, eventually allowed the score to be tied in the 6th inning.
After giving up one point with a double to leader Harold Ramirez in mid-month and a ground-rule double to Itzak Paredes, Manuel Margo walked and was hit with a three-run homer by Betancourt in mid-month. The 88.7 mph slider in the first pitch was centered in the middle. In the 6th inning, he failed to catch any out counts and eventually passed the mound to Jimmy Cordero. Cordero gave up another point and the tide turned 6-7.
The Yankees tied the game in the top of the seventh, but in the bottom of the 10th inning, Abreu gave Paredes a run-off hit and knelt down.안전놀이터
Tampa Bay marked 28 wins and 7 losses and recovered 80% of the odds (0.800). On the other hand, the AL East Division Yankees marked 18-17. It happened with a 10-game gap with Tampa Bay.
32,142 fans entered Tropicana Field on the day Tampa Bay, a representative small market club, defeated the richest club’s highest-paid pitcher, the largest crowd in 7 years since the San Francisco Giants match on June 18, 2016 (40,135) has been driven
Tampa Bay attracted 84,227 spectators in their three-game home game against the Yankees, including over 30,000 for the first time this year. It has to be because of the Yankees. Even after winning 13 consecutive wins after the start of the season, including the opening match, fans did not flock to this extent.
In terms of this year’s opening payroll, the Yankees rank second overall with $277 million, and Tampa Bay ranks 28th with $73.18 million. Tampa Bay decorated the first three consecutive games of the season against the Yankees with a 4x payroll with a winning series of 2 wins and 1 loss. Moreover, Cole’s salary alone this year alone is $36 million, which is half of Tampa Bay’s payroll. Cole signed a nine-year, $324 million contract with the Yankees four years ago.