Gerrit Cole’s anticipated Yankees first ends with surreal standing ovation

Gerrit Cole’s anticipated Yankees first ends with surreal standing ovation TAMPA — Until Sunday, Roger Clemens’ initial batting practice session 21 years ago inside Legends Field was the standard for excitement generated by a new Yankees pitcher. The bar has been raised after Gerrit Cole’s one-inning outing against four hitters at Steinbrenner Field. Fellow pitchers…