Watch: Gerrit Cole Sets Astros Record, Continues Dominance
He became the first AL pitcher in 42 years to accomplish one feat
Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole struck out 14 Seattle Mariners hitters on Tuesday night and allowed just two hits in 7.0 shutout innings.
On the season, he now has a ridiculous 316 strikeouts.
When he recorded No. 314, he became the first AL pitcher since Nolan Ryan (42 years ago) to reach that mark.
It was also his eighth-straight double-digit strikeout performance and 20th double-digit strikeout performance of the season.
.@GerritCole45’s epic season continues…— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 25, 2019
8th straight start of 10+ Ks, tying the record set by Chris Sale (2x) and @45PedroMartinez.
20th 10-K game this season, joining Randy Johnson (4x), Nolan Ryan (2x) and Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers to do that in a single season.
While he will have some competition for the AL Cy Young award from teammate Justin Verlander, Cole is simply the most dominant pitcher in the game at the moment.