Where Luis Gil's 14-Strikeout Outing vs. White Sox Stands in Yankees History

Luis Gil turned in a dominant performance against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium.
May 18, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Gil (81)
May 18, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Gil (81) / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Gil turned in a dominant performance against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium, as he struck out 14 batters in the New York Yankees' 6—1 win on Saturday.

Gil, a native of the Dominican Republic, had his fastball-changeup combination in top shape, as the two pitches combined to account for 19 of the 22 swing-and-misses he generated against White Sox hitters. The Yankees right-hander allowed just five hits, one run and walked one in six innings pitched.

In a twist of fate—according to the YES Network—Gil's 14 strikeouts broke the Yankees' single-game rookie record, previously set by Orlando Hernandez, who just so happened to throw out the first pitch on Saturday.

Gil became the 11th pitcher in team history to record at least 14 strikeouts in a regular season game—and the first since Gerrit Cole in September 2022.

Here's where Gil's performance stands in Yankees history, courtesy of Stathead.

PLAYER

STRIKEOUTS

DATE

Ron Guidry

18

June 17, 1978

David Cone

16

June 23, 1997

Michael Pineda

16

May 10, 2015

David Wells

16

July 30, 1997

Gerrit Cole

15

Sept. 1, 2021

Whitey Ford

15

April 22, 1959

Bob Shawkey

15

Sept. 27, 1919

Masahiro Tanaka

15

Sept. 29, 2017

Luis Gil

14

May 18, 2024

Gerrit Cole

14

Sept. 7, 2022

David Cone

14

June 7, 1998

Al Downing

14

July 6, 1963

Ron Guidry

14

July 11, 1987

CC Sabathia

14

July 26, 2011

Masahiro Tanaka

14

July 28, 2017

Gil's dominant performance is the 16th 14-strikeout game in Yankees history including the postseason, as seven-time CY Young award winner Roger Clemens fanned 15 Seattle Mariners in the 2000 American League Championship Series.

Gil, who will turn 26 in June, lowered his season ERA to 2.39, the best mark among Yankees starters.


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