Yankees' Gerrit Cole sets new MLB record for strikeouts since last walk

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Yankees Gerrit Cole vs Rangers 5/17
Yankees Gerrit Cole vs Rangers 5/17

In the bottom of the first inning on Monday night's game against the Texas Rangers, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole struck out the side to set a new MLB record with 59 strikeouts since his last walk.

Cole's record ended at 61 strikeouts before issuing a walk to Joey Gallo in the third inning.

His remarkable stretch began on April 12 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when Cole walked Lourdes Gurriel Jr. at the start of the second inning. It was just the third walk that Cole had issued on the season at the time.

He now has five walks on the season, after walking two batters against the Rangers.

Milwaukee Brewers righty Corbin Burnes set the previous MLB record at 58 strikeouts without a walk earlier in the 2021 season, with his streak coming to an end on May 13 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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