Ace Tyler Glasnow (30), whom the Tampa Bay Rays had been waiting for, finished his first appearance this season in good health.안전놀이터

Glasnow started on the 28th (Korean time) against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Early in the game, Glassnow struggled a bit, putting a runner out every inning. However, as a ‘strikeout machine’, he got out of the crisis with a powerful pitch that freezes opponent batters in every crisis. His highest velocity was 98.4 miles per hour (approximately 158.3 km), and his final score was 4⅓ innings, 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and 3 runs, finishing his first appearance this season.

Glasnow is the ace of Tampa Bay. When there is a premise of ‘being healthy’, he shows off some of the elite-level pitches that are among the best in the league., the official homepage of the major leagues, explained his return and highlighted his performance so far, saying, “When Glassnow became the mainstay of the team’s starting lineup, he was the strongest starting pitcher in the American League.”

Glasnow’s pitching style is considered the best in the league. Along with a powerful four-seam fastball close to 100 miles, he overwhelms opponent batters by harmonizing various breaking balls such as curveballs and sliders. After leaving his home team Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of the 2018 season and traded to Tampa Bay, he grew into a reliable man for the team, recording an average ERA of 3.05 and 364 strikeouts in 50 games, 17 wins, 9 losses, and 268⅓ innings.

▲ A healthy Glasnow shows off the best skills in the league when healthy.

He has the best pitch in the league, but as mentioned earlier, the premise of being ‘healthy’ is essential. Glasnow has been groaning with big and small injuries and has not been able to show off his skills. After transferring to Tampa Bay, playing 14 games in 2021 is the record for the most appearances in a season.

In the middle of the 2021 season, he was away for a while due to Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction surgery), and returned last year to play two regular season games and one postseason game. He received a lot of expectations, but he also had to leave due to oblique muscle pain before the start of this season.

Currently, Tampa Bay has a season record of 38 wins and 16 losses with a win rate of 0.704, ranking first in the major league overall win rate. Despite establishing themselves as the strongest team this year, things are not going smoothly. There are a lot of injured people on the mound, so they are having a hard time.

Beginning with starting pitchers such as ace Jeffrey Springs (31) and Shane Barz (24), the bullpen such as Andrew Kitridge (33), Sean Armstrong (33), Pete Fairbanks (30), and Garrett Clevinger (29) also 60 days Since he is on the injured list (IL), he is expected to leave for a long time.

Looking at the Tampa Bay mound like this, the return of a healthy Glasnow is bound to be welcome. Because if he joins, the mound can definitely become even thicker.

Meanwhile, Glasnow said in an interview with ‘’ after the game, “It’s really nice to be back here (Tropicana Field). It’s a feeling I haven’t felt in a long time, so it’s unfamiliar, but it felt good. It wasn’t perfect, but I’m happy to be able to make my first appearance.” He said about his return.

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