Yankees young star can continue historic streak in series vs. Twins

May 18, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Gil (81) reacts after the final out in the top of the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Gil made franchise history in the New York Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on May 29 and can continue at the rate he’s going against the Minnesota Twins in his next start.

Gil tossed 6.1 scoreless innings against L.A. before conceding a home run to left field off Logan O’Hoppe’s bat in the bottom of the seventh inning. That would be his only blunder of the affair. However, his entire body of work on the game put him in the Yankees’ record books.

Luis Gil accomplished a rare Yankees franchise feat in win over Angels

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Gil became the first pitcher in franchise history to post at least six wins, 40 strikeouts, and an ERA at or below 0.75 in six consecutive outings, as Katie Sharp of Talking Yanks shared on X:

Gil’s accomplishment would have been impressive in and of itself had he been on any other team. However, doing so for the most storied franchise in MLB history with a slew of all-time greats having donned Pinstripes like Ron Guidry and Andy Pettitte makes it even more special.

Gil can extend his accomplishment in his next start against the Twins

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Nestor Cortes will take the mound in New York’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, priming Gil to make his next start against the Twins in their upcoming three-game set starting on Tuesday. The Dominican budding star has everything working for him to make it seven straight wins with a sub-0.75 ERA and a strikeout count without limits.

The Twins own the eighth-worst ERA in the MLB with a .231 batting average. They also have garnered the ninth-fewest walks on the year with 175 BB. Their poor hitting at the plate in conjunction with their low walk rate spells a team that does not strike fear in opposing pitching staffs in hitting for average or for power. Thus, Gil can extend his groundbreaking streak and continue making his case to remain entrenched in the Yankees’ rotation once reigning AL Cy Young award winner Gerrit Cole returns from his elbow injury.

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