Kevin Cash has defended his decision to stick with Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning of Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series.
Glasnow ended up throwing a career-high 112 pitches in the Tampa Bay Rays' 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed six runs on three hits and six walks. Four of those runs came in the fifth inning.
"Just trust that he had plenty of stuff to keep us right there," Cash said. "The walks are definitely not ideal, but we didn't do a good job of holding the runners on. We can't allow the double steal right there."
With the Dodgers leading 2-1, Cash opted to let Glasnow keep pitching after he walked Mookie Betts and Corey Seager. Betts stole second, and then the runners pulled off a double steal. Glasnow was at 99 pitches after the two walks -- his fifth and sixth of the night -- but kept going.
"I felt relatively good," Glasnow said. "Any pitcher at the end part of the [outing], you want to be left in. That's the competitive nature ... I think the adrenaline takes over. When I go to 100 pitches, I don't feel the fatigue that much."