Gerrit Cole always wanted to be a Yankee. Gerrit Cole - with or without illegal substances - is a very good pitcher.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Following Thursday night's embarrassing implosion, it was Gerrit Cole who was going to come in and right the ship for the Yankees.
Apparently the Red Sox didn't get that memo.
Boston batters simply grinded their way through one at bat after another, elevating Cole's pitch count and wearing down the Yankees ace until Rafael Devers (pictured) took him deep with a man on in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and give Boston a 3-1 lead.
Devers hit a second blast, this one with two men on, two innings later as the Red Sox knocked off the Yankees for the second straight night, winning 6-2 Friday night at Fenway Park.
Eduardo Rodriguez started on the mound for Boston, but left in the second inning with what the team said was migraine symptoms.
Cole has now made 20 starts for New York in 2021 and the team has a 10-10 record in those starts. The Red Sox have beaten Cole in two of the last three times they have faced him.
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