Tyler Glasnow cruised through three scoreless innings and was on the path to his coming out party on national TV on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Instead, Glasnow ran into trouble and allowed five runs in the next two innings as the Bucs lost the rubber match to the Mets 7-2.
After allowing two singles to Jay Bruce and Neil Walker, Glasnow gave up a double off the wall to Asdrubal Cabrera to score two runs in the top of the 4th inning. The ball would have been a tough catch for anyone, but Andrew McCutchen mistimed his jump as the ball hit the wall for the two-RBI double. Then in the 5th inning, trouble ensued after Glasnow gave up a single up the middle to Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. Curtis Granderson doubled, Jose Reyes singled and stole second and Bruce ripped a two-RBI double into right field to tag Glasnow with five earned runs. It all happened fast for the young prospect, but that’s been the story this season when Glasnow struggles.
Bruce went 3-for-5 in the game and 5-for-13 in the series against the Bucs. Granderson also had a nice game recording three hits as well. Lucas Duda hit a laser home run in the 7th inning to seal this one up, his 7th HR of 2017.
The Pirates took an early 1-0 lead off Gregory Polanco‘s third home run of the season and second in this series. Polanco’s blast was basically all they could muster against Harvey on Sunday night. Harvey went six strong with six hits, one run allowed and four strikeouts. This was Harvey’s first start of the season where he allowed less than two runs in the game.
The Bucs will meet up with the Mets later this week in New York, but first they’ll welcome in Arizona for three games. The opener is Monday at 4:05PM with Trevor Williams facing Randall Delgado at PNC Park.