Introducing Yankees Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly with beat writers That raised Cole’s strikeout total for the season to 78, which is second-best in MLB (Shane Bieber, 85). And according to Yankees PR, that’s a new team record for most strikeouts through the first eight starts of a season. The old record belonged to Bob Turley, who had 72 in 1955.
This was long overdue. Oakland A’s right-hander James Kaprielian picked up his first MLB win on Wednesday, six years after being a first-round draft pick of the New York Yankees. Kaprielian, making his first big-league start, went five innings and limited the Boston Red Sox to one run on four hits while striking out six and walking three as the A’s picked up a 4-1 win at Fenway Park.
Garza was on his way to the minor league complex Tuesday when he got word he might be needed on the major league staff. It’s been a very busy last couple days,’’ Garza said. Very surprising.