When a pitcher is trending at the top of social media it usually means one of two things.
He’s either closing in on a no-hitter or perfect game.
Or he’s getting rocked.
New York Yankees ace, Gerrit Cole, was in the baseball neither realm on Tuesday night, getting pulled less than two innings into his start against the Detroit Tigers.
His final line? 1.2 innings pitched. 2 earned runs. 5 walks. 3 strikeouts. And 68 pitches thrown. The score was 3-2 when he left the contest.
Baseball twitter lost their mind…
Gerrit Cole pic.twitter.com/k5fPFXwVe5
— MaddixDJ64 #RIPEtika (@MaddixDJ64) April 20, 2022
gerrit cole without spider tack pic.twitter.com/hvKSySBLMV
— 𝕃𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪⛈ (@KxngLenny_) April 20, 2022
In a game the Yankees could really use a win, our $324 million dollar “ace” was spotted a 3-0 lead against a bad baseball team. He walked half the batters he faced and couldn’t make it out of the second inning.
Gerrit Cole is a loser
— Tommy Smokes (@TomScibelli) April 20, 2022
Gerrit cole pic.twitter.com/I4j786Dgoc
— kyle (@knicks_tape99) April 20, 2022
Gerrit Cole under the lights pic.twitter.com/FYIpeELHFX
— Matty (@Allenplswin) April 20, 2022
Remember the good times when Gerrit Cole struck out like 50 batters before surrendering a walk, now we’re at 4 walks in the 2nd inning lol
— Gabe (@PlayoffTanaka_) April 19, 2022
What do you think the Yankees could get for Gerrit Cole right now, Robinson Cano? It'd have to be a horrible contract for a horrible contract situation. Maybe Anthony Rendon?
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) April 20, 2022
Gerrit Cole with the sticky stuff and Gerrit Cole without the sticky stuff pic.twitter.com/ZUlmxF7PB7
— Joe Osborne (@JTFOz) April 19, 2022
Gerrit Cole is the least trust worthy starter in this rotation
— The Short Porch (@short_porch) April 20, 2022
AJ Hinch is just a diabolical strategist. Iced Gerrit Cole for two innings on a cold, windy day by having the Tigers play godawful baseball. Playing the long game.
— Bless You Boys (@blessyouboys) April 19, 2022
Normalize not mentioning Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom in the same sentence
— Alyssa Rose (@AlyssaRose) April 14, 2022
Gerrit Cole without spidertack pic.twitter.com/aIvcUv9B3E
— 🦀💵 (@Krabs_Bets) April 20, 2022
You can be absolutely irate at Gerrit Cole (like me) and not overreact to 3 starts
— Ryan Garcia (In The Lab🧪) (@RyanGarciaESM) April 20, 2022
Gerrit Cole is literally the Yankees #5 starter right now. $300M+ contract and he has yet to figure it out.
— SLAM CENTRAL STATION (@SlamCentralNYY) April 20, 2022
A god awful performance by Gerrit Cole
— Dan Rourke (@DanAlanRourke) April 20, 2022
— Rami Lavi (@rami_lavi) April 20, 2022
Not saying this inning’s dragging, but the first batter Gerrit Cole faced was Lou Whitaker.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) April 20, 2022
Umpires I can promise you that Gerrit Cole isn’t using illegal substances lol
— Captain Rougie (@CaptainRougie) April 20, 2022
which elderly comedian will Gerrit Cole blame today
— Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) April 19, 2022
What did you think of Gerrit Cole’s performance tonight? Should the Yankees be worried? Or will he come around? Let me know in the comments below…
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