Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole is taking MLB's new ban on foreign substances very hard. After Wednesday night's Yankees game Cole sounded distraught talking about how players need to have something to help them grip a baseball safely. "It's so hard to grip the ball," said Cole. He also added "for Pete's sake" and said that he didn't have a solution, but begged for the commissioner's office to just talk to players.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Gerrit Cole | Joshua Bessex/Getty Images © Provided by The Big Lead Gerrit Cole | Joshua Bessex/Getty Images

Gerrit Cole borderline in tears talking about how he can’t use Spider Tack anymore. pic.twitter.com/JVy5ZvVH9u

— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) June 17, 2021

Now contrast that with this other clip from the same press conference where The Athletic's Lindsey Adler marvels at the fact that the last pitch Cole threw in the game was a 95 MPH changeup. (ESPN had it at 94MPH.)

“Was that a 95 MPH changeup?”

“Ya” - Gerrit Cole

“How?” - @lindseyadler LOL pic.twitter.com/L2wmc7xFIp

— Dan Rourke (@DanAlanRourke) June 17, 2021

Doesn't sound like a guy struggling to hold the baseball. In fact, Cole went 8 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 runs and walked just one batter in a Yankees win over the Blue Jays. He threw 70 of 104 pitches for strikes. And that 94MPH changeup? He set it up with a 101MPH four seam fastball on his 103rd pitch of the game.

What exactly is there to be upset about here? A little over a week ago he wasn't even willing to say if he'd used the stuff before. Figure it out.

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/what-is-gerrit-cole-even-whining-about/ar-AALbDUc

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