Pirates 12 – Reds 3
W: T. Glasnow (1-1)
L: S. Feldman (1-3)
S: W. LeBlanc (1)
PIT Record: 12-14
CIN Record: 12-14
- PIT Key Performers
Tyler Glasnow (1-1, 6.97 ERA)| 6 IP-4H-3ER-5K-4BB
Josh Harrison (.310) | 1-4, HR, 3 RBI
Alen Hanson | (.240) | 2-3, 3B, SB, 2 R
Gift Ngoepe (.455) | 1-2, 2 RBI, R
Tyler Glasnow (.200) | 1-2, 3 RBI
All the Pirates do is win when Tyler Glasnow starts.
The Pirates improving to 4-1 this season when Glasnow starts, despite the rookie having a 6.97 ERA on the season, won a game by nine runs tonight when they fell behind 3-0 after a Joey Votto home run three batters into Glasnow’s night.
It was a night where Glasnow would also drive-in three runs himself at the plate and the Pirates boasted a lineup with John Jaso batting cleanup, Jose Osuna batting fifth and Elias Diaz batting sixth.
Glasnow’s evening started by issuing a leadoff walk to Billy Hamilton, followed by walking Zack Cozart and then Joey Votta would smash a three-run homer.
1st Three Batters Glasnow Faced:
Billy Hamilton | Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (looking), Ball, Hamilton walked
Zack Cozart | Ball, Strike (looking), Hamilton stole second, Strike (foul), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, (Cozart Walked)
Joey Votto Strike (foul), (3-run homer to center).
Glasnow would go on and pitch a shutout the rest of the way.
He went 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 earned runs, while striking out 5 and walking 4. Glasnow threw 105 pitches, 66 for strikes in his earning his first career Big League win.
The story for Glasnow was the ability to rebound from adversity and the swing and miss stuff was there all night.
After a disaster of a first inning, Glasnow comes out in the second inning to strike out the side, on 10 pitches (9 strikes/1 ball). In the third inning, Glasnow issues a leadoff walk to Joey Votto and comes right back in getting three straight outs to end the inning. Fourth inning was another promising sign from Glasnow.
Gets two quick outs but allows a triple to Arismendy Alcantara on a misplayed grounder at the wall from John Jaso. With Alcantara on third, Glasnow falls behind 3-0 to Billy Hamilton (2 pitches were actually strikes) and then on a 3-1 count, gets Hamilton to groundout to second to end the inning.
That was a 7-3 game at the time and was a nice moment for Glasnow with the Reds pressing to try to get back in the game.
Glasnow had 11 swing and miss strikes after the first inning. At least until his next start, he quiets the Indianapolis talk for a few days.