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Pirates Tyler Glasnow Impress But Takes Loss in Debut


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Updated: July 8

Tyler Glasnow wowed the Pirates and their fans for three no hit innings in his major league debut, as he retired nine of the first ten batters he faced.  Actually he gave up a lead-off walk and then shut down the next nine batters.  But in the fourth inning, he gave up a lead off triple, and then unloaded a wild pitch to allow a run to score to tie the game at 1-1.

In the fifth, he gave up a go ahead home run to Randall Grichuk, and in the six after a lead off double from Greg Garcia, a sac bunt moved Garcia to third. Then a walk to Matt Holliday and Glasnow’s night was done.

His line:  5.1 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K

Original: July 6

The Pittsburgh Pirates #1 Prospect Tyler Glasnow will make his major league debut on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Glasnow, 22 years old, was 7-2, with a 1.78 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 96 innings with the organizations Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians.

The 22-year old prospect was signed by the Pirates in the 2011 MLB Draft out of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California.

In five seasons moving through the farm system, he posted a 35-18 record, with a 2.01 ERA, and 614 strikeouts in 479.1 innings.

The Pirates, who are 43-41 and nine games out in third place in the NL Central behind the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, and are currently on a seven-game winning streak.

Now the top prospect joins a team on the verge of making a playoff push before the All-Star break, and a pitching staff that has been unhittable lately. No better time than now to showcase Glasnow’s many talents.

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