Pirates' Tyler Glasnow looking for rebound start vs. Phillies
March 18, 2017 8:09 AM
The Pirates' Tyler Glasnow pitches against the Braves Monday at Champion Stadium in Orlando.
By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Tyler Glasnow could use a good day.
At 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Glasnow will make his fourth Grapefruit League appearance, facing the Philadelphia Phillies. His past three outings, including a couple innings against the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic team, have been messy.
In his last start, Glasnow allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks in 2⅔ innings against the Atlanta Braves. Afterward, Glasnow said he was on a game plan from pitching coach Ray Searage to throw only fastballs when behind in the count — he was behind often — and hitters caught on the second time through the order. He also balked earlier in the game, despite his efforts to revamp his delivery and pitching approach to hold runners on base.
“I’m so much better than how I’ve pitched the last three times,” Glasnow said Monday.
Here’s the full story from that start, and Glasnow’s attempts to move on. With the days dwindling in spring training, he’ll likely have only one more start after Saturday.
Andrew McCutchen was ejected for arguing strike three in the sixth inning of Team USA’s loss to Puerto Rico Friday night. He was tossed for doing that once last season, which was his first career ejection.
The Pirates play the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
1. Adam Frazier (L) 2B 2. Phil Gosselin SS 3. Josh Bell (S) 1B 4. John Jaso (L) RF 5. Jose Osuna LF 6. Elias Diaz C 7. Eric Wood 3B 8. Eury Perez CF 9. Tyler Glasnow (L) RHP
Also scheduled to pitch: Steven Brault (L), Jared Lakind (L), Pat Light.
1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B 2. Freddy Glavis (S) SS 3. Howie Kendrick LF 4. Michael Saunders (L) RF 5. Maikel Franco 3B 6. Daniel Nava (S) 1B 7. Ryan Hanigan C 8. Roman Quinn (S) CF 9. Jeremy Hellickson RHP
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