Glasnow impressive in Tampa Bay’s loss

by Gary Shelton on August 13, 2018 · 0 comments

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Tyler Glasnow was impressive for Rays./JEFFREY S. KING

Tyler Glasnow was impressive for Rays./JEFFREY S. KING

Monday, 4 a.m.

Every game, Tyler Glasnow shows a little bit more.

Every game, he lasts a little longer, and dominates hitters a bit more. Every game, he hints that he could be a special pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Despite Sunday's 2-1 loss to Toronto, Glasnow was impressive again for the Rays. He has now had outings of three innings, four innings and five innings.

Sunday's five-inning stint was impressive enough against the Blue Jays. He gave up only two hits and one earned run in his no-decision. He struck out six.

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Adames stayed hot for Tampa Bay./JEFFREY S. KING

Adames stayed hot for Tampa Bay./JEFFREY S. KING

In 12 innings, Glasnow has allowed six hits, three earned runs and struck out 20.

"I thought he had similar strike throwing," said manager Kevin Cash. "This time he had to pitch out of some jams, which was good to see. Guys were in scoring position with less than two outs. He had to make some big pitches. Perez did a nice job blocking balls. It was another strong performance.

"It's been like that since we acquired him. I don't know who it was, but at one point, he threw a 55-foot breaking ball. It's pretty telling how electric his stuff can be. There were a lot of bright spots about his performance."

In the fourth, Toronto's Devon Travis singled to lead off the inning, stole second and went to third on a groundout. However, Glasnow struck out Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez to get out of the inning.

The sixth didn't go as well. Glasnow walked leadoff batter Luke Maile and was pulled. Maile scored when Travis singled to center. Travis scored off reliever Jose Alvarado when Grichuk singled on a ball fielded by catcher Michael Perez.

The Rays didn't axxount for much offense.

"(Marcus) Stroman did a nice job getting cutters into some lefties," Cash said. "We just couldn’t make the adjustment. I don't know if there were many pitches we could make the adjustment on.  He had it going pretty good.  They turned it over to their bullpen and everyone followed suit.

"We got pitched tough. We’re still not clicking offensively like we need to be, like we’re capable of.  But maybe we’ll get into New York and turn it on to produce a little bit."

Willy Adames had another good game with two hits. Perez also had two.

The Rays now travel to New York to start a series at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Neither team has announced a starter.

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