In that 18-inning scoreless stretch - which dates back to an Aug. 7 game against Delmarva - Glasnow has 33 strikeouts and 10 walks. The opposition has managed just three hits against him since a four-run first inning by the Shorebirds.
"I'm itching to go out there and throw," Glasnow said. "It was hard to sleep last night. I'm extremely pumped to pitch and really glad I get to throw the first one and we'll see where it goes from there."
It could've gone a lot of ways for the Power this season, but the team persevered. The team makeup has been altered by promotions (Stetson Allie) and trades (Dilson Herrera), but West Virginia put together an impressive second half to finish with 82 wins - tied for the most since the Power moved to its East End ballpark for the 2005 season.
"We've learned off of our major league team," Ryan said of the parent club and potentially playoff-bound Pittsburgh Pirates. "We've learned what our organization as a whole has preached. One of their mottos is 'next man up' and that's our motto here. We've carried that with us.
"Losing Stetson was huge, we lost Dilson in a trade, but it's next man up."
Now West Virginia is one of four South Atlantic League teams vying for a championship. The winner of the Power-Suns series gets Savannah or Augusta in a five-game series next week.
Charleston last witnessed a professional baseball title in 1990, when the Wheelers put together a strong second half to win it all. The Wheelers went 47-25 in that second half. The Power went 45-25 in this season's second half.
The club is hot at the right time. Five games stands between the Power and a playoff title and the team is on a five-game winning streak, which started with Glasnow's last regular season start on Aug. 30.
West Virginia General Manager Tim Mueller isn't ready to talk titles yet. In the twilight of the regular season, he noticed an envelope in his mailbox outside his office at Power Park. He recognized the name on the front and knew it was information from Jostens about championship rings.
Mueller hasn't touched it.
"It's still sitting there," he said. "I didn't want to jinx it. I looked underneath it and on top of it to make sure there was nothing pressing, but it's still sitting there."
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