According to sources, Yankees' ace Gerrit Cole chose Kyle Higashioka for his catcher during the rest of the regular season of the MLB and possibly for the rest of the Postseason, leaving Gary Sanchez behind.
Even when the Yankees are back in the game, clinched the Playoffs and are on a 10-game winning streak, it's no secret that Cole and Sanchez are not the best duo when it comes to pitching and catching together for the Yankees.
Apart from that, Cole has a solid .90 ERA with Higgy catching them throws, while having a very struggling 3.91 ERA pitching with Sanchez. Something's happening over there.Gerrit Cole splits with Gary Sanchez:
8 GS, 3.91 ERA, .224/.282/.494, 60:12 K:BB, .265 BAbip
With Kyle Higashioka:
3 GS, 0.90 ERA, .127/.184/.211, 27:5 K:BB, .186 BAbip
Looks like a personal playoff catcher to me
— Dan Federico (@DanJFederico) September 17, 2020
Even when Aaron Boone has a certain preference towards Sanchez at home plate, there's no doubt that their 235 million dollar man could have a couple words for the Bronx manager about whose catching for him, and even more important, during the MLB Playoffs.Sounds like the Gerrit Cole/Kyle Higashioka battery will continue tomorrow night, and potentially into the playoffs. ?
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 21, 2020