BRADENTON, Fla. - Pittsburgh Pirates' ace Gerrit Cole had his second start of Spring Training today, throwing a three inning outing at Pirate City against the New York Yankees' Triple-A team. Cole gave up one run on two hits, while striking out three. He was sitting 94-97 MPH with his fastball, touching 98 once, which was encouraging. But for the most part, Cole was focused on getting his work in, which is why the Pirates sent him to Pirate City today, rather than Clearwater.
"It's nice coming out here and getting your work in. That's for sure," Cole said. "Throw some changeups in funky counts, see if you can make the pitch. There's no risk. There's only reward. It's a good chance to just get your work in."
Cole mixed in a few changeups today, with the pitch sitting in the 89-90 MPH ...
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