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Dodgers’ Tyler Glasnow Accomplishes Something Never Seen Before in MLB

Tyler Glasnow felt during warmups that Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins would be a good game for him. He felt like everything was working, his direction was solid and his command was on point.

However, he didn’t think his outing would set a record.

According to OptaSTATS, Glasnow is the only MLB pitcher to strike out 14-plus batters in a game while throwing fewer than 90 pitches since pitches were first tracked in 1988. He also tied his career high with 14 strikeouts while throwing seven shutout innings.

Glasnow told reporters he had no idea about the record after the game, but said it was “a cool stat.”

The Southern California native also solidified himself among Dodgers greats with his brilliant start. His 14 strikeouts and no walks are tied for the second-most since 1901.

Glasnow mixed his pitches well throwing his fastball 51 percent of the time followed by his slider at 32 percent and his curveball at 17 percent. He got 21 whiffs from Twins batters which were tied for the third-most from any pitcher so far this season and tied for the eighth-most of any game in Glasnow’s career.

“That’s exactly what we were looking for,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We’ve seen Tyler over the years from the other side and this is one of those things from Pitch 1 … he had complete control of the game. He was throwing his fastball to all quadrants, and tonight for me I just thought the breaking ball was a game-changer.”

Minnesota struggled all night against Glasnow. Rookie Austin Martin doubled twice and Byron Buxton singled for the three hits allowed against the Dodgers ace.

“That was as dominant as we’ve seen him all year,” Roberts said. “And we expect more of that to come.”

Glasnow improved to 3-0 on the year and lowered his ERA to 2.25. He now has 29 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched.

Photo Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.


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