"A Lot Of 4-Letter Words!": Gerrit Cole's Thoughts On 3rd Straight Rough Outing

To say that Gerrit Cole is not happy with the way his season has started is an understatement. When asked what he was thinking after being yanked in the 2nd inning Tuesday night, his angry reply was "A lot of 4-letter words!"

As manager Aaron Boone came out to give Cole the hook after a career-high five walks in just 1.2 innings, Cole slammed his fist into his glove several times. It was the shortest outing of his career, and left his ERA sitting at 6.35.

“I’ve certainly never had anything like that in my career before,’’ Cole said. “But it’s not something we can’t get through.”

Yankee fans on social media were, understandably, not happy either. 

The Yankees handed their $324M ace a 3-0 heading into the bottom of the 2nd, but he couldn't make it out of the inning. And as his pitch count soared to 68 with just two outs in the 2nd, he was pulled from the game. 

His manager, however, is still confident in his ace. “I really believe he’s poised for a big year for us and will carry us for a long stretch,’’ Boone said. “It just hasn’t gone his way so far.” 

And that's another huge understatement. 

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