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Pirates Notebook: Controlling Running Game and Pitch Efficiency are Keys for Glasnow

Tyler Glasnow makes his season debut Monday night. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Notebook: Controlling Running Game and Pitch Efficiency are Keys for Glasnow

PITTSBURGH — If you’re headed to the ballpark or planning on watching the Pirates’ series opener against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, get in your seat on time. One of the most pivotal match-ups for the game and really, for a good bit of the season for Tyler Glasnow will happen right out of the gate.

Glasnow, of course, struggled with controlling the running game in his Major League appearances in 2016. In his first Major League start, he allowed one stolen base. In his second, the allowed four in three innings as the word had pretty clearly gotten out that he could be taken advantage of in the running game.

This spring, Glasnow revamped his delivery to be quicker to home plate in the hopes of having better outcomes in the running game. Monday, we’ll find out if it worked and possib...

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