CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- At 6-foot-7, West Virginia Power starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow is certainly an imposing figure on the mound.
But his right arm has been the most intimidating thing about the 19-year-old California native through the first two months of the South Atlantic League.
On Tuesday night, things changed for the previously unbeaten Glasnow, as the Greensboro Grasshoppers sent him to the showers after just 3 2/3 innings en route to a 12-3 win at Appalachian Power Park.
A crowd of 2,489 looked on as the Power (28-24) lost its second straight game.
Glasnow was uncharacteristically wild in surrendering seven runs (five earned) and seven walks, while striking out just two. He left the game trailing 6-1 and a runner at second.
Glasnow (3-1) entered the contest having allowed no more than two hits and two runs in each of his previous five starts.
"It's was just one of those days and I just didn't have it tonight," Glasnow said. "Warming up before (the game), I tried to make adjustments, but I just didn't have it tonight.
"I just couldn't go out and throw strikes. It's not the first bad outing I've had, so I'll just try to recover and come back and throw well."
Glasnow's troubles began in the second inning when he walked the first two batters and later surrendered a two-out, two-run homer to left by catcher Tony Caldwell.
His troubles continued in the fourth as the Grasshoppers (22-28) plated five runs, highlighted by another two-run shot, this one off the bat of Yordy Cabrera.
"I left a changeup up and over the plate on the first one, and a fastball over up and over on the other," Glasnow said of his home run pitches.