World Collection 2020: Rays & # 39; Kevin Money explains old-fashioned resolution to go away Tyler Glasnow for too lengthy in Sport 1


In Game 7 of the ALCS against the Astros, Rays manager Kevin Cash pulled a dominant Charlie Morton on 66 pitches from the start at his first sign of trouble. The unconventional approach confused some but paid off in the 4-2 win.

In Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, the skipper took a different approach than right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow. It didn't pay off.

Cash had Glasnow dump 112 spaces instead of leaning on his bullpen as he did during his tenure. The decision failed when Glasnow could not escape the fifth inning. The slinger allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tampa Bay were 6-1 behind when reliever Ryan Yarbrough finished the fifth frame.

Morton has theoretically gained more trust than Glasnow due to his playoff experience and track record in elite performances in key games. Cash apparently saw things differently.

"It felt like (Glasnow) was the best guy to strike out with," said Cash as he let his starter out with two in and one out in the fifth.

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Dodger's backstop Will Smith knocked Glasnow out of the game with an RBI single. Yarbrough then let his two inherited runners score.

Criticizing playoff decisions is unfair in some cases as poor results can come from making the right choice.

What made Cash's dependence on Glasnow weird was how it ran against everything the Rays normally do. When the club does not use an opener, it tends to discourage the starters from facing an opposing strike order three times. Glasnow allowed three of the five batters he faced three times to reach the base.

Glasnow competed on Tuesday evening after throwing at least 100 pitches only three times in the last three years – a period of time that comprised 34 starts.


Steven Gregory