Tyler Glasnow left the Altoona Curve game in the top of the 4th inning. After throwing one warm up pitch, he clearly looked to have discomfort in his foot. He tried to go into his windup to throw a second warm up pitch but couldn’t complete the throw. He signaled to the dugout, and the team trainer, manager Tom Prince, and pitching coach Justin Meccage came to the mound. After being checked out by the trainer, Glasnow slowly left the field in obvious pain.
He had a single in the bottom of the third and came around to score on a ground out. He did have to slide into second base after an infield single to the shortstop by Keon Broxton. I did not see anything in particular and the slide looked normal (for an extremely tall pitcher that is), but it has rained most of the afternoon in Altoona, and there is a possibility that he may have slipped at some point rounding the bases.
The Pirates provided an update saying he was removed from the game with right ankle discomfort after sliding into second base while running the bases. Glasnow is currently being treated, and more information will be provided when available.
UPDATE: Glasnow said after the game that it is a normal sprained ankle. It did swell, but the swelling went down after icing. It did not turn black and blue.
He doesn’t remember specifically what about the slide caused the injury, but it was a bad slide into second that caused it. He said that it was painful right now; however, the initial reaction is that it isn’t that bad of an injury.
“Running the bases [after the slide], I could feel it pretty bad so I was like, I don’t know, I will see how it feels when I go back out there to pitch. During my first warm up pitch, it hurt the most when I pushed off my toes. When I pushed towards home, it lit up right there so I wasn’t going to try to do anything more right then.”
Glasnow’s immediate thought after the game was that he didn’t think he would miss too much time from the injury.
He definitely had a noticeable limp when walking out of the clubhouse, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him miss a start or two from the injury. After the initial shock of Glasnow going down with an injury on the same day as Kingham, I think it is safe to say that he will be back sooner rather than later.
Just glad to hear it’s not an arm issue. Sounds like he won’t be out long.
This kid has been on an insane run for the last couple years…any time missed is significant for Altoona honestly, but I doubt it will effect him or his development very much. He’s dominated AA so far and his control even looks improved.
How was the control tonight?
His control looked good. It just looked like Richmond came out sitting fastball and grooved a couple in the first. Tyler made adjustments and looked great after.
Cue the NL DH knee-jerk reactions. last time the MLB made a change as the result of injury, it was the Buster Posey plate-blocking rule. That’s gone over swell.