Rafael Devers took Gerrit Cole deep again on Thursday night, and then again, making it six career bombs off of the Yankee ace, more than any other player in the league.
Cole has experienced dealing with a nemesis in the past, as he went through a stretch where he couldn’t get Ji-Man Choi out no matter what he threw, but Devers’ dominance over Cole is at another level.
“He’s just been able to hit everything,” Cole said, via The Athletic, after the Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Red Sox. “I mean, there just hasn’t been a mishit. Roll over one time. Line out one time. I mean, you’re supposed to fail 7 out of 10 times in this gig. I don’t know what the deal is.”
Asked what he could change in order to solve Devers, Cole had a comically helpless response.
“I’m open to suggestions,” Cole said.
The Yankee offense, led by a Josh Donaldson grand slam, bailed out Cole, but there are still 15 games left against the Red Sox, so Cole will likely have to figure out how to stop Devers at some point soon.
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