Best Pitcher Performance, No. 3: K'ing of the Bulls, Glasnow Fans 12 in No-Decision


INDIANAPOLIS – Tyler Glasnow stymied the Durham Bulls with 12 strikeouts over seven innings on June 26. Despite his effort, the eventual 2017 Triple-A National Champions went on to win the game, 1-0, thanks a run scored off Angel Sanchez in the ninth inning.

The loss overshadowed what was Glasnow’s most dominant outing of the 2017 season. He threw 61 of his 88 pitches for strikes, the third-highest strike percentage (69.3%) for him in a start all year. His efficiency allowed him to pitch deep into the game and keep the Bulls batters at bay.

The 24-year-old struck out two batters apiece in each of the first four frames, including a pair of swinging punchouts of Jake Bauers on sharp curveballs. He climbed the ladder in the fifth to retire Pat Leonard on 98-mph gas, and two more whiffs in the sixth moved his game total to 11.

He issued his second walk of the night to start the seventh but a flyout, strikeout and groundout kept Durham off the scoreboard for the time being.

Indy’s offense had plenty of opportunities to score thanks to four hits and nine walks, but the Tribe went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base as Durham won the series opener.

Glasnow’s final line: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 12 K, 88 pitches/61 strikes.

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