The MLB opened their season with a World Series rematch between Max Scherzer and former UCLA Bruins star pitcher Gerrit Cole.
After signing the richest deal in MLB history for a pitcher, Cole’s debut for the New York Yankees against the Washington Nationals did not disappoint. Cole allowed a first-inning home run to Adam Eaton but after that, dealt a near flawless performance. The game was ultimately called off due to weather, but Cole finished the game with 5.0 innings pitched, just a single hit, one home run, one earned run, one walk and five strikeouts.
He threw 75 pitches in the outing, 46 of which were strikes.
Cole grabbed the win in the shortened game, in the shortened season’s debut. Giancarlo Stanton was the star on offense for the Yankees, knocking in three RBIs and a first-inning home run of his own.
Here are the full highlights from every entity we can find on Cole’s debut with the Yankees.
Cole will be on the mound later this week in his second outing with the club, to be determined still.