When Was The Last Time Gerrit Cole Lost a Game?
Gerrit has never had to deal with the disappointment of losing a game because he constantly aims to win. A winning run for Gerrit Cole started in 2020 when he made his Yankees debut as the team’s Opening Day starter.
Gerrit Cole’s 20-game winning streak in the regular season was the third-longest in MLB history, ending on August 26, 2020, when he lost to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
Before ending his losing run on September 11, 2020, Cole had lost three straight decisions. With only 7 innings to play due to a doubleheader, the game ended quickly. He finished the season with a 7–3 record, a 2.84 ERA in 73 innings, and 94 strikeouts in his debut year as a New York Yankee.
To tie Tom Seaver (1973 NLCS Game 1) and rank second in Yankees franchise history, Cole threw a complete-game shutout in Game 1 of the wild card series against the Cleveland Indians on September 29, 2020, in his Yankees playoff debut.
As a result, he became the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win three playoff games with 12 or more strikeouts. Until Roger Clemens’ 15 K’s in a postseason start with the New York Yankees, no Yankees pitcher had ever fanned more in a game.
In game one of the 2020 ALDS, he was the winning pitcher for the New York Yankees against the Tampa Bay Rays, and in game five, which the Yankees ultimately lost, he received a no decision.