Worth noting

• The next step in Gerrit Cole's rehab program depends on how he feels after Monday's flat-ground throwing session. Immediately afterward, Cole said the exercise "felt good."

• In their 34th home game of the season, the Bucs faced a left-handed pitcher for only the second time. Travis Wood's only predecessor was the Reds' Tony Cingrani, on April 24.

• Per club policy, the Pirates do not reveal a precise number of walk-up tickets sold to any game, but based on the projected and actual attendance for Tuesday night's game, Polanco's debut generated more than 6,000 walk-ups. Expected attendance on Military Appreciation Night was 26,000, and an early visual pegged the crowd at about 32,000.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.