Tyler Glasnow is silencing the haters after dominant start to Dodgers career

Tyler Glasnow is off to a good start in LA.
St. Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers
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Three new Dodgers got their first appearances in home whites on Thursday afternoon — and they were big ones. Teoscar Hernández, Tyler Glasnow, and Shohei Ohtani were just a few of the marquee names the Los Angeles Dodgers brought in this offseason; although they were always locks to make the Opening Day roster, the amount of anticipation the Dodgers had built up for them just by the amount of money they'd shelled out to secure them could've been insurmountable for a lesser crop.

Instead, Hernández doubled and scored a run during the home opener. Ohtani doubled, walked, singled, and scored. And Tyler Glasnow, a somewhat surprising first starter pick for LA, went six innings, only gave up two hits and one run, and struck out five Cardinals batters.

Although the size of Yoshinobu Yamamoto's contract might've suggested the Dodgers would give him the ball on Thursday, Glasnow got the call in light of a rough start for Yamamoto in the second game of the Seoul Series. Yamamoto only lasted one inning and gave up four hits and five earned runs in a game LA eventually lost to the Padres 15-11.

Tyler Glasnow mowed down Cardinals batters for a fantastic start to Dodgers season

The Dodgers were also facing Cardinals Opening Day starter Miles Mikolas, who fired some shots at LA a few weeks ago. Dodgers batters responded by putting up a five-spot in the third inning and ending the day with seven hits, five runs, and two homers from Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman off Mikolas.

Meanwhile, for Glasnow, this start combined with his Opening Day start in Seoul, when he went five innings and only gave up two hits and two runs (he did have a bit of a walk problem during that game), gives him a very nice 2.45 ERA to start the season.

Sure, there are still reasons to be worried about Glasnow in the long-term (longevity through seasons is not his strong suit). However, following Thursday's game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Glasnow claimed he didn't feel he even had his best stuff yet. If that's true, then we're in for a treat for as long as he stays healthy.