Tyler Glasnow Back On Track in Arizona Fall League


Tyler Glasnow got back to his beast like self in the Arizona Fall League last night.

Tyler Glasnow pitched three scoreless innings in his second Arizona Fall League start.  But it wasn’t all clear sailing for the Pittsburgh Pirates stud prospect pitcher. It seems like Glasnow suffers from the common struggles sometimes seen by Pittsburgh Pirates starters–one sucky inning syndrome.

The right hander gave up two hits over his three innings– the first one was a leadoff double on  his second pitch of the game.   The next Mesa batter was hit by his pitch.  After a double steal, Mesa had second and third with nobody out.

So against the heart of the Mesa order, Glasnow showed why so many are singing his praises.

Facing another poor start right in the face, the youngster did what he didn’t do in his first AFL start.  Two strikeouts and a ground out later, and Glasnow and his Scorpions teammates were headed back to the dugout jogging past the Mesa runners that were left stranded.

The 6’8″ flame thrower cruised through the second inning, but in his final inning he issued a walk after getting a lead off ground out.  After the walk, he gave up a single making the situation interesting once again.

But it didn’t faze Glasnow.  He got a whiff and then Elias Diaz threw the runner out at third base to end the inning.

Scottsdale had Josh Bell at first base and was perfect in the field and got on track offensively as well.  Bell singled to drive in a run and doubled–a one hopper over the right center wall in the eighth inning.   As noted by Jeff Moore in Baseball Prospectus today, Bell learning first base and not looking lost at the position early on, will only help his chances to get in the Pirates lineup quicker.

Elias Diaz was behind the plate for the Scorpions.  The catcher went 0-3.