X

Video: Yankees' Gerrit Cole Sets MLB Record for Most Strikeouts Between Walks

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVMay 18, 2021

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

Gerrit Cole didn't waste much time setting a record.

He struck out Nick Solak, Nate Lowe and Joey Gallo in the first inning of Monday's game against the Texas Rangers, and Bryan Hoch of MLB.com noted that gave the New York Yankees ace 59 strikeouts since his last walk.

Cole walked Gallo in the third, which brought the run to an end at 61 strikeouts and gave him the longest streak since 1893.

Coby Green of SNY explained Curt Schilling set the record of 56 straight strikeouts between walks in 2002 and that the Milwaukee Brewers' Corbin Burnes set a new mark last week with 58.

Entering play Monday, Cole had a 1.37 ERA, an American League-leading 0.68 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 52.2 innings.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like
slash iconYour sports. Delivered.

Enjoy our content? Join our newsletter to get the latest in sports news delivered straight to your inbox!