Snell (6-7) picked up the win after allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six scoreless innings Sunday against the White Sox. Snell turned in a stellar performance in the series finale, and he'd leave the contest after six strong innings of work with a 4-0 lead. He pounded the strike zone, firing 70 of 109 pitches for strikes while throwing first-pitch strikes to 16 of the 22 batters he faced. the lefty will carry a 4.28 ERA with 136 strikeouts over 101 innings into his next start.
Snell didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 5-4 win over the Yankees, giving up one run on three hits and two walks over five innings while striking out four. The southpaw wasn't particularly efficient, throwing 56 of 93 pitches for strikes, but Snell's only real mistake resulted in an Edwin Encarnacion solo shot in the fourth inning, and he exited the game in line for his sixth win. Snell will take a 4.55 ERA and 126:33 K:BB through 95 innings into his next start Saturday, at home against the White Sox.
Snell allowed one run on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts across five innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday. While he didn't win, the 26-year-old followed up his 12-strikeout performance from his last start with another stellar outing. For the fifth time in his last seven appearances, Snell averaged more than a strikeout per inning. Despite a strong beginning to the year, strikeouts is the only category where Snell is posting elite numbers. He has 122 punchouts in 90 innings, but he is also 5-7 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.29 WHIP this season.
Snell is expected to make his next start Saturday against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. The left-hander snapped out of a multi-start slump last Sunday against the Rangers, racking up 12 strikeouts over six innings. He'll now have a full five days of rest prior to taking on the Bronx Bombers' potent lineup, with the Rays' decision to go with a bullpen day Wednesday. Notably, the Yankees were responsible for one of the worst outings of Snell's career just three starts ago, as they got to him for six earned runs over two-thirds of an inning June 19.
Snell (5-7) struck out 12 and allowed two runs on three hits over six innings in a win over Texas on Sunday. Snell was desperate for a good outing after lasting just seven innings in his previous three starts combined. He got exactly what he needed Sunday. The 26-year-old lefty flattened the Rangers' lineup with Joey Gallo's two-run blast being the only significant damage he allowed. It was his first start with double-digit strikeouts since May 12 and he lowered his season ERA to 4.87 in the process. Snell will look to keep things rolling at home against the Yankees on Friday.