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World Series Preview: Tyler Glasnow to start Game One

He’ll square off with Clayton Kershaw

MLB: ALCS-Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Cash has penciled in his starting pitcher for the first game of the World Series tonight as he’ll be going with the tremendously talented Tyler Glasnow.

The 6’ 8” 27-year-old Glasnow has pitched in four games this postseason for the Rays, allowing 10 runs over 19 13 innings pitched. He has compiled a 31.3 strikeout percentage with a 10.0 walk percentage. Home runs have been a problem for him, having already allowed six longballs in the postseason, but the strikeout totals have not.

Glasnow last pitched on October 14, in Game Four of the League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. The Astros scored four runs on eight hits against Glasnow, striking out five times and walking twice, along with homering twice during the contest.

Over his Major League career, Glasnow has faced the Los Angeles Dodgers a total of three times, all three while with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a reliever during the 2018 season. Glasnow has allowed six runs over four innings pitched against Los Angeles, striking out five and allowing four walks.

However, the Tyler Glasnow going to the hill tonight for the Rays will be vastly different than the Glasnow who struggled out of the bullpen for Pittsburgh over two years ago.

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Game one of the World Series is tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on FOX.