The New York Yankees went from being six outs away from a no-hitter to seeing the Tampa Bay Rays tie the game at two runs apiece on Monday night.
It was an exciting game: Gerrit Cole dominated the Rays to the tune of 7.1 innings of one-run ball, with three walks and 12 strikeouts.
However, the Rays were able to come from behind and tie the game against the Yankees’ best reliever, Clay Holmes.
But these 2022 Yankees are special.
The Yankees reached their 50th win in impressive fashion, and it all prompted an all-time phrase by Cole after the game.
“I think we’ve just got a lot of dawg in us.” – Gerrit Cole,” The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler tweeted.
“I think we’ve just got a lot of dawg in us.” – Gerrit Cole
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) June 21, 2022
Cole Said A Phrase You Will Probably See On T-Shirts Soon
Cole obviously means the Yankees got a lot of fight in them, and they never give up.
They are an extremely resilient bunch: once they get ahead in the score, they will likely win that game.
And when they somehow get behind or lose their advantage, they are good enough to fight back and re-take the lead.
They lead the league in wins, but they also pace it in come-from-behind victories, wins against winning (and losing) teams, and other important situations.
They have the best run differential in MLB, with +145.
Overall, their 2022 season has been extremely impressive.
The Yankees, as Cole says, are “dawgs”.
You may win a game or two against them, but it will never be an easy victory.