The wins were West Virginia's fifth and sixth in a row. The Power has today off before starting a series at Lexington on Thursday.
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THE BOOK on Glasnow so far has been that his fastball and curveball are elite, but his other pitchers could use some work. A point of emphasis for him this season has been to develop his changeup and that work was on display Tuesday.
Glasnow was not afraid to mix offspeed pitches in with his high-90s velocity fastball and high-80s breaking balls and effectively used the changeup to keep Kannapolis batters guessing all evening.
"It showed where he is at with (the changeup) tonight," Ryan said. "He threw it in any count, he got it over whenever he wanted and he's starting to develop trust in that pitch. He knows that it's a weapon for him now. He's going to continue to use it because it's a really good pitch. As hard as he throws, it's a good thing to keep hitters off balance and to be able to get it over in any count and throw it when he wants just shows you how he's developed that in between starts."
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THE PIRATES were forced to make a roster move with closer Jason Grilli going on the disabled list officially on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh called up former Power player Vic Black from Indianapolis to help fill out the bullpen after Grilli had to leave Monday's game against the Washington Nationals. Black spent all of 2010 and part of 2011 with West Virginia.
This season he has a 1-2 record to go with a 2.31 ERA in 35 innings pitched out of the bullpen with the Triple-A Indians.
According to Adam Marco, the team's director of media relations, if Black gets in a game for the Pirates he will be the 36th former West Virginia player to play in the Major Leagues since the franchise became the Power in 2005.
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