On Saturday the Pittsburgh Pirates sent rookie Tyler Glasnow to the hill against the Phillies for his second career start. The 6’8″, 22-year-old rookie struggled, allowing four hits, three walks and maybe of utmost concern, five stolen bases. Glasnow was pulled in the top of the 4th after allowing the first two runners to reach base and with a pitch count nearing 80. Although the rookie had only allowed one earned run, the reputation of not having the best control has reared it’s ugly head in the Bigs. It’ll be interesting to see if the Pirates stick with Glasnow in the rotation going forward as they are in the midst of trying to catch a playoff spot.
In Colorado, fellow NL rookie Trevor Story mashed his 25th home run, breaking the NL rookie record for home runs in a season by a short stop. The record had been held by former Rockies Troy Tulowitzki, who hit 24 home runs in 2007.
Story burst on to the scene this season, catching many across the country by surprise with his ten home run outburst in the month of April. As the Rockies look to unload more of their higher priced players (Carlos Gonzalez, 16.4 million or Jorge De La Rosa, 12.5 million) at the deadline, Story has been a great sight for the home town fans. With some talented pitchers in the minors, Story could be a focal point that of the Rockies rebuilding process.