NEW YORK -- Yankee Stadium fell into a collective sigh of shock and exasperation when manager Aaron Boone pointed to the bullpen after Gerrit Cole loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth.
The Yankees’ ace had kept the Astros in check for most of Game 3 of the AL Championship Series on Saturday up until that point, save for a two-run homer that stemmed from a Harrison Bader error in the second.
Did Cole feel like he had more in the tank when he was pulled?
“Yeah,” he said after the Yankees’ 5-0 loss to the Astros, which put New York down, 3-0, in the best-of-seven series. “I feel like, as a pitcher like myself, I'm probably mostly surprised. You know, I always want to keep going.”
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