Tyler Glasnow Discusses Tampa’s Bounce Back With a Historic 18 Strikeouts vs. New York Yankees

October 8, 2020 5:42 AM
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The Rays made a statement in Game 2 while making MLB history in the process.

After dropping the first game of the ALDS 9-3 against the Yankees, the Rays answered back in the second game of the series with a 7-5 victory. Apart from two home runs off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, Tyler Glasnow looked sharp on the mound with 10 strikeouts to earn the win.

“I think curveball commanding could have been more consistent throughout the game,” said Glasnow. “I think I was just a little rushed. All in all, I definitely left some pitches over when I shouldn’t have. Stanton got to them, but ended up getting the win. So at the end of the day, it’s all good.”

Glasnow was done after five innings of work on 93 pitches. The strikeouts continued to rack up however, as the bullpen fanned eight more Yankees’ to give Tampa Bay a combined 18 strikeouts for the game.

A rough night for Yankee hitters at the plate, the feat marked an MLB record for the most strikeouts during a playoff game.

“It’s awesome, I think it’s kind of been our theme all year,” said Glasnow. “I think we broke a franchise record for strikeouts during a regular season too. But this is definitely the crew to do it. So it’s just nice to enjoy it with everybody. It’s definitely a good feeling.”

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