Gerrit Cole part of Yankees’ Subway Series rotation changes

Gerrit Cole will have to wait another day to flush the taste of his previous start in Boston.

Thursday’s washout against the Angels altered the Yankees’ pitching plans for the Subway Series, meaning Cole will be pushed back to Saturday and Jordan Montgomery will start the opener against the Mets on Friday at the Stadium.

“I hope it will be a fun atmosphere,” Cole said before the rainout was announced, with the makeup game rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 16. “It’s nice that it’s happening over the weekend, get the kids out to the park. And hopefully it will be an electric atmosphere filled with a bunch of New York fans in general, and we’ll put on some good ballgames and hopefully play well.”

Cole posted his worst start of the season last Sunday, allowing five earned runs on eight hits over five innings, including a season-high three home runs in a 9-2 loss as the Red Sox swept the series at Fenway Park.

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“I thought I got stronger as the game went on, but the delivery in the first inning wasn’t allowing me to make pitches,” Cole said. “I’ve looked over it. There’s a little bit of slightly different tempo, and slightly different rhythm to it. Just looking to slide into that earlier.”

The Yankees have not yet announced a starter for Sunday’s series finale.

Major league ERA leader Jacob deGrom started Thursday night for the Mets in Atlanta and won’t pitch against the Yankees, but Cole was nothing but complimentary when asked by The Post about his crosstown ace.

“He’s about as good as it gets, isn’t he?” Cole said. “He’s fantastic with his velocity, his movement on his pitches, his location, and he has the numbers to back it up. And then to boot, he rakes [at the plate].

“So it’s been really fun to watch, it’s been really good for the game. I’ve brushed across him a few times over my career, and he’s a down-to-earth, humble guy. So as competitors, when we play against teams or pitchers like that, we don’t always root for them, but as professionals, I think from the outside, looking from across town, it’s been pretty special to watch. It’s been hard to really fathom, I guess, how good he’s been to a certain extent.”


Aaron Boone said Clint Frazier was sent for “a battery of tests” Thursday, one day after he was removed from the Yankees’ 11-8 loss to the Angels following three innings due to dizziness. The 26-year-old outfielder has a history of concussions, and Boone acknowledged the medical staff is “looking into all of that.”

“It kind of came out [of nowhere],” Boone said. “To get that word in the second inning or whatever it was, yeah, we’re just trying to get our arms around this and see what we can find out, hopefully get him right.”


The Yankees acquired 22-year-old minor league outfielder Aldenis Sanchez from the Rays as the player to be named later in the June 17 deal for first baseman Mike Ford.

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