As the days go by, the start of the 2021 MLB Season for which the teams are already preparing feels closer and closer. What New York Yankees, who have already announced that Gerrit Cole will be the starting pitcher for Opening Day of this year. The ‘ace’ of the pitches will play his second season and will be the stellar for both April 1 and the rotation.
Aaron Boone announced this Monday, February 22, in a press conference after Spring Training practices that day, that Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Yankees in the Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in the Yankee Stadium.
Cole will be the ‘cornerstone’ of the New York Yankees’ starting rotation in his second season as part of the organization, as he suffered significant casualties and will have the addition of new elements.
The projections of the ‘Bronx Bombers’ for the upcoming campaign indicate that their rotation will be composed of Gerrit Cole (1), Corey Kluber (2), James Taillon (3), Jordan Montgomery (4) and Domingo Germán (5).
The right-hander had a 2.84 ERA in 12 starts with the Yankees in MLB 2020. In addition, he posted a 7-3 record in games won and lost and pitched two complete games, one of them no runs allowed.
The New York Yankees continue in their quest to finally reach and win the World Series after last season’s loss in the American League Division Series to the Tampa Bay Rays in six games.