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Monday, May 17, 2021

That was fast: Cole snaps week-old record

Gerrit Cole claimed a remarkable Major League record early in Monday’s start against the Rangers at Globe Life Field.

The Yankees’ ace ran his strikeout tally to 61 batters between walks, marking the longest single-season streak since the mound was moved to its current distance in 1893.

Cole equaled, then surpassed a mark of 58 strikeouts between walks that was set last Thursday by the Brewers’ Corbin Burnes. Cole struck out three in the first inning, tying Burnes with a punchout of Nate Lowe and then breaking the record by fanning Joey Gallo to end the frame.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 17, 2021 at 11:03 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:18 AM (#6019359)
breaking the record by fanning Joey Gallo to end the frame.

Should the record then come with an asterisk? Talk about records being set under ideal conditions to set them.....
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:53 AM (#6019365)
Wait. I thought the guy who isn't Roger Dorn set the record for most batters struck out before issuing his first walk of the season, a mark that ranks right up there with Bonds' 73 and Nolan's 5714, not the manufactured record of most Ks between walks that Cole "accomplished."
   3. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:03 AM (#6019367)
He did! It's a golden age! Cole/Burnes will be remembered like Aaron and Mays!

Should the record then come with an asterisk? Talk about records being set under ideal conditions to set them.....

Both of Roger Clemens' 20K games came against the teams that set the AL record for strikeouts in a single season. The Tigers' record setting total in 1996 would have had them 14th out of 15 teams in 2019.

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