6 things to know from Monday's game...
1) Yankees fans likely couldn't have hoped for anything more out of Cole's spring training debut. He got leadoff hitter Adam Frazier to pop out to shortstop before striking out Bryan Reynolds. He walked Cole Tucker on four pitches, but recovered to get Josh Bell swinging to end the inning.
2) Jordan Montgomery followed Cole as the left-hander battles for a spot in the Yankees rotation. He certainly made his case in his first appearance of the spring, striking out three and walking one over two scoreless innings. Montgomery, who missed nearly all of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, did not allow a hit in his outing.
3) Giancarlo Stanton made his spring debut as well on Monday, serving as the designated hitter and batting fourth. The slugger went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and was replaced by Josh Thole in the sixth inning.
4) The Pirates took a 2-0 lead thanks to a run in the sixth inning off of Luis Gil and another in the seventh scored on Luis Medina. Jonathan Holder and Dan Otero had kept the game scoreless until the sixth with shutout innings of their own.
5) Down 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees struck back with three runs to take the lead. With two outs, Erik Kratz scampered home on a wild pitch to make it a 2-1 game, followed by a two-run single by Brandon Wagner to give the Yankees the lead.
6) The Pirates tied the game in the top of the ninth after Glenn Otto allowed an RBI single to Jason Martin. After the Yankees went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth, the game ended in a tie.
Gerrit Cole struck out two tonight in an inning of work 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/9UPQsImHRd- Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) February 25, 2020
The Yankees hit the road on Tuesday for a 1:07 p.m. matchup against a split Blue Jays squad. Luis Cessa will start the game on the mound.