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Gerrit Cole didn’t waste much time setting a record.
He hit Nick Solak, Nate Lowe and Joey Gallo in the first inning of Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers, and MLB.com’s Brian Hoch noted that he gave the New York Yankees 59 shots from his last walk.
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Cole went Gallo in the third, which led to the end of the 61
SNY’s Kobe Green explained that Kurt Schilling set the record for 56 straight strikes between walks in 2002 and that Corbyn Burns of the Milwaukee Brewers set a new mark last week with 58.
Entering the game on Monday, Cole had a 1.37 ERA, a leading American league of 0.68 WHIP and 78 strokes for 52.2 assists.