Defending champion Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole is making a huge impact in the American League.
After Sunday’s brilliant start, Gerrit Cole became one of 3 pitchers in baseball history to have 61 strikeouts in the first month of baseball. Just for perspective, the other 2? Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling.
Cole’s absolutely fantastic start has proven the Astros made the right choice in trading for him. Don’t let his 2-1 record in his first 6 starts fool you. He can blame the offense for that. Cole has a 1.73 era and continues to be in Cy Young form to begin the 2018 season for the Astros.
Sitting at 20-13 to start the year, the Astros look primed and ready for the long season ahead, with the best off season acquisition and best rotation in baseball.
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