Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is not the only one to blame

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays to win the 2020 MLB World Series on October 27, 2020. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays to win the 2020 MLB World Series on October 27, 2020. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Glasnow of the Rays reacts to manager Kevin Cash coming out of the dugout to take him out.
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Tyler Glasnow had two World Series and was rocked both times

The 27-year-old starter for the Rays, Tyler Glasnow, was pitching alright during the postseason prior to the World Series. Kevin Cash called his name to start Game One of the World Series against the Dodgers and it did not go well.

Glasnow was off to a good start through three innings without giving up a run. Glasnow struck out five Dodgers batter in those first three innings.

Then came the big Dodgers fourth inning which started off with a walk. After recording the first out of the inning, Cody Bellinger hit a two run homerun. Glasnow was able to finish the inning after giving the Dodgers two runs but his struggles would continue into the fifth inning.

Glasnow walked Mookie Betts, walked Corey Seager, struck out Justin Turner, and then gave up two runs in back to back at bats. Glasnow would be pulled after just 4.1 innings giving up four runs.

But, Glasnow left two runners on base that would score against the relief pitcher so Glasnow was accountable for six runs in his World Series outing. Although he struck out eight Dodgers batters, he allowed three hits and six walks.

Glasnow would make his second World Series start in Game Five where he went five innings and gave up four earned runs. Both Glasnow outings led to a Rays loss.

Glasnow did not perform well and give his team a chance to win based on his prior resume. Expectations were set high for the hard throwing starting pitcher and he frankly did not live up to them.

Morton and Glasnow’s World Series performances put the Rays in a bad spot, and one reliable Rays reliever was also disappointing.