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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: An evening with a different catwalk

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Plus, Brandon Lowe makes his major league debut, KK makes a great catch, and Meadows takes what he gets.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Within the past year, Glasnow has made a significant change to his delivery. When the Pirates optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis in June 2017, he abandoned the windup that pitchers typically use when the bases are empty. He started working exclusively from the stretch.

”I think for me it simplifies movements,” Glasnow said. “I’m a pretty big momentum pitcher. The windup was just extra movement that I didn’t really need. I can still get that momentum in the stretch.”

“I’ll always believe in swinging down on the baseball and creating backspin,” said Meadows. “If I do that and hit the ball well, it can go out. I’m not trying to hit the ball out. I know that other guys are — other guys are believers in it — but personally, I try to swing through the ball and hit hard line drives. If it goes out, it goes out.”

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