Gerrit Cole scored his 100th career win when he held the Blue Jays to a run and three hits in the Yankees’ 13-2 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
It was his third strong outing working with Kyle Higashioka behind the plate which could possibly lead Aaron Boone to match the two Southern California summer colleagues once more. Yet, to Cole, arriving at the century mark in pinstripes was extraordinary.
“I am really thankful to do it in a Yankees uniform,’’ Cole said. “It’s a special number and it is a special team. I am really thankful to stay healthy and blessed to take the ball that many times and play on a number of good teams along the way.’’
“We will see,’’ Boone said when asked if he wanted to keep Wednesday night’s battery together as long as he could. “I really feel that Gerrit has developed a good relationship with Gary [Sanchez] and Higgy and I do like getting Higgy in there once or twice through a rotation, because they have had some success the last couple of times out and trying to get Gary going [at the plate] because I know what he can mean to us offensively so it gives me a chance to give him a DH day, especially as we work Giancarlo [Stanton] back in.
“It could be fluid moving forward with either guy.’’