"I've been working a lot with [pitching coach Jeff Johnson] with downward angle and I've been getting really long," Glasnow said. "Before I wasn't using my height to my advantage and we've really been working on that. Today I was really stressing working on that. I've been nervous to bring it to the field because I haven't done it before and today was just a learning experience. 'Don't worry what happens,' and I went out and it felt good."
Virtually the only mistake he made all night, other than the two walks, was a fastball that Delmarva leadoff hitter Lucas Herbst deposited over the right-field wall, scoring Gregory Lorenzo, who had reached on an error.
That made the score 3-2 at the time after the Power had struck for three runs in the second on an RBI single from Raul Fortunato and a two-run single from Jonathan Schwind.
But after Glasnow's final inning in the top of the fifth, the Power scratched across four tallies to pull away.
Dilson Herrera had an RBI double followed by an RBI infield single by Walker Gourley. Eric Wood capped the outburst with a two-run single.
Six Power players drove in runs while seven scored and recorded a hit, with Schwind and Herrera each having two. Gourley also stole his 30th base of the season.
"That always boosts the confidence a little bit while you're in the dugout, so that was nice," Glasnow said of the run support.
Luis Rennie (1-3) was tagged with the loss for the Shorebirds (12-25) after yielding seven runs (four earned) in six innings on seven hits and no walks while striking out four.
The teams will continue the three-game series at 7:05 tonight. Right-hander Clay Holmes (3-5, 4.48 ERA) will get the start for West Virginia while Delmarva will counter with lefty Matthew Taylor (4-9, 2.91).
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