PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Pirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow joined “The Fan Morning Show” on Thursday in the midst of a stint in Triple-A, which will reportedly come to an end in time for him to start for the Pirates on Saturday.
Glasnow was hard on himself after his major league debut, but he saw some positives.
“My stuff was definitely not as sharp that day,” Glasnow said. “I’ll let it slide because it was my debut, but my [velocity] was a little down, and my curveball wasn’t really moving at all, but I went out and went as deep as I possibly could, so I was pretty happy about that.”
He said that he wasn’t nervous or overly analytical because of how fast everything happened.
“I was almost in shock still from getting called up,” Glasnow said. “I didn’t really analyze it too much.”
“I thought I was going to be a lot more nervous than I was,” Glasnow said. “I was still kind of in shock, I didn’t have time to be nervous. In Triple-A, I get nervous because I’m trying to get ready for the big leagues, and that was the day that it was kind of just like, alright, you’re here now, just go out and have fun.”
Glasnow feels ready to take on whatever challenge lies ahead of him this season, even if it’s the pressure cooker of the Wild Card Game.
“Now that I went up to Pittsburgh, knowing that the game is the same anywhere you go…I think I definitely would like to pitch in the Wild Card Game,” Glasnow said. “That would be awesome. It would be nice to push to the playoffs and not have to go to the Wild Card, obviously. But I think, as long as you can have the mentality of the game is the same…as long as you stay within yourself, and trust your stuff, it doesn’t really matter where you’re pitching.”
Glasnow also said that the current plan is for him to pitch for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians on Saturday, but the Pirates are expected to call him up and have him start against the Phillies instead.
The interview can be heard here: