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Gerrit Cole didn’t waste much time setting records.
He beat Nick Solak, Nate Lowe and Joey Gallo in the first inning of Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers, and MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch noted that it earned the New York Yankees 59 appearances since his last walk.
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Cole walked Gallo in the third period, which ended the run at 61strikes and made him the longest streak since 1974. Fri 2436
SNY’s Coby Green explained that Curt Schilling set a record of 56 attacks during the 2002 walk and Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes set a new mark last week with 58.
Going into play on Monday, Cole has a 1.37 ERA, the American League’s top 0.68 WHIP and 78 attacks in 52.2 innings.