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New York Yankees pitcher makes franchise history after another impressive start

By Vaseline May30,2024

The New York Yankees bounced back in impressive fashion on Wednesday night after Luis Gil’s dominant performance. With 8.0 innings of baseball with one run and nine strikeouts, Gil is arguably one of the best early-season pitchers in baseball.

After Gerrit Cole went down with his injury, it gave the right-hander the opportunity to prove to the front office that he could pitch at the big league level. It’s uncertain what they plan to do if Cole returns, but how can they justify taking Gil out of the rotation?

The entire rotation went well for the most part. When Cole was placed on the injured list, there were legitimate concerns about what the pitching staff would look like.

It’s never a good sign for the ace of the staff to go down, but the rotation has done everything it can to give this ball club a chance to win every night.

Gil lowered his season ERA to 1.99 on Wednesday night, and his WHIP of 0.95 is as impressive as it gets. In 63 1/3 innings, he scored 79 strikeouts.

According to Katie Sharp of Talkin Yanks, Gil became the first pitcher in Yankees history with more than six wins, more than 40 strikeouts and an ERA below 0.75 in a six-game span.

Arguably the most storied franchise in baseball history, Gil continues to place itself in the record books.

His advanced stats prove that there won’t be any decline anytime soon either. According to Baseball Savant, he ranks in the 88th percentile or higher in xERA, xBA, fastball velocity, K%, pitching run value, fastball run value and other categories.

That’s typically an indication that he will continue to dominate.

At just 25 years old, the Dominican Republic native looks like a potential top prospect in this rotation for a very long time. Until Cole returns, Gil will look to continue dominating. After that it will be interesting to see what the team does.

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