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Tyler Glasnow Is Only Focused On Building on Continued Good Starts With Dodgers

Tyler Glasnow, who starts the opener of the Dodgers’ series in San Diego on Friday, has put together a string of good starts. In his most recent start last Saturday, the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 11-2. The right-hander tossed seven innings, allowed only two runs, and struck out 10 batters in another dominant start.

After the game, when speaking with the media, Glasnow commented on just trying to string together one good start after another:

“It’s great. (I’m just) trying to piece them all together and have good start after good start. It’s the only thing I’m focused on. I think a lot of the other stuff that comes with it is awesome, but I think for the most part, I’m just trying to pitch well every time I get the ball and I think all that stuff will follow.

Tyler Glasnow via Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register

It’s plain to see how much he cares about his performance while on the mound. After the seventh inning, he was visibly frustrated heading back to the dugout after he allowed his second run of the night.

It was a meaningless run. The Dodgers still held a 7-2 lead at that point and would go on to score three more in the bottom half of the seventh. Even though he had shut down one of the best offenses in baseball for seven innings, Glasnow was beside himself.

In both quantity and quality, Glasnow has been the ace the Dodgers were hoping for when they traded for him in December, and locked him into a long-term deal. Currently, he is second in the major leagues in innings pitched (50.0) and tied for first in strikeouts (63). Also, the right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his eight starts this season.

Glasnow’s ability to pitch deep into games cannot go unnoticed. The Dodgers’ bullpen currently ranks second in innings pitched this season (142.2). Normally, that would be cause for worry of overuse. However, Glasnow has effectively given them the night off the past few starts so they can get some much-needed rest.

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Kevin Skinner

Graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Biology and Philosophy. Despite growing up in San Diego, loves all thing Los Angeles sports

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