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October 28, 2020 02:20 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Strikes out nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell recorded 5.1 innings of work Tuesday, allowing one run and two hits while striking out nine in a loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series.

Snell fanned nine, yet he was unable to escape the sixth inning. Upon allowing a single to Austin Barnes, the southpaw was controversially pulled from the game by manager Kevin Cash. It is also worth noting that Snell never made it six innings all season. The 27-year-old threw 48 of his 73 pitches for strikes and recorded a first-pitch strike on nine of the 18 batters that he faced.

October 22, 2020 02:32 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Fans nine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell recorded 4.2 innings of work Wednesday, allowing two runs, two hits and four walks while striking out nine in a win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series.

Snell looked sharp Wednesday, fanning nine in his start. His lone mistake came on a two-run homer to Chris Taylor in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old threw 49 of his 88 pitches for strikes while inducing 13 swinging strikes. The Rays have been careful with the left-hander, who has dealt with minor injuries throughout his career. Snell will see action again if the series continues to get extended.

October 17, 2020 10:28 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Pulled early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings to take the loss against the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.

Snell was pulled having thrown just 82 pitches after allowing the first two batters of the fifth inning to reach base. He was unsteady through the first four frames -- he allowed at least one baserunner in three -- but the only run charged to him came after he exited the game. If the Rays advance to the World Series, Snell will likely be a candidate to start Game 2 on Wednesday.

October 15, 2020 09:04 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Gets Game 6 nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Snell will be on normal four day's rest after allowing one run across five innings while earning the win in Game 1 on Sunday. The southpaw has fanned 15 and posted a 2.87 ERA across 15.2 innings during three starts this postseason.

October 14, 2020 01:36 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Earns win in ALCS Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a win over the Astros on Sunday in Game 1 of the ALCS.

After giving up three homers to the Yankees in a loss in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, Snell rebounded in a major way, with the lone blemish being a long ball off the bat of Jose Altuve in the first inning. The 2018 AL Cy Young winner was not fully stretched out when the 2020 season began and he still has not completed six full innings in a start this season. That said, Snell ranked 15th during the regular season in strikeout rate (min. 50 IP) and the team clearly still has a lot of faith in him, even if the lefty has yet to recapture that same magic from a few years ago. He could start Thursday or Friday, depending on whether or not the Rays feel the need to bring him back on short rest.

October 6, 2020 04:40 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Serves up three homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell took the loss to the Yankees on Monday in Game 1 of the ALDS. He allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings.

Clint Frazier, Kyle Higashioka and Aaron Judge all took the lefty yard, the latter two in the fifth inning. As John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times notes, Snell was constantly working from behind and went to three-ball counts to seven different hitters. He could not locate his fastball and as a result had to rely more on his changeup and curveball. Even with his struggles Monday, it still seems likely Snell would start Game 5 on short rest if the Rays are able to force a Game 5.

September 30, 2020 11:00 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Fans nine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell fired 5.2 scoreless innings Tuesday as he earned the win against the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Round. He allowed one hit and two walks while striking out nine.

Snell cruised in his 5.2 innings of work, refusing to allow a runner to reach second base. The 27-year-old lefty threw 48 of his 82 pitches for strikes as he left the Jays guessing all night. After recording a 3.24 ERA in the regular season, the southpaw will look to carry his dominance into his next start, which would be in the ALDS if the Rays advance.

September 27, 2020 11:24 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Starting first playoff game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell will start Game 1 of the Rays' AL Wild Card Series on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Snell allowed two earned runs over 7.2 innings in two outings against the Blue Jays -- Tampa's most likely opponent -- this season, and he has a 2.81 ERA across 13 career starts against Toronto overall. He'll head into the postseason opener with some momentum after posting a 2.20 ERA, 9.9 K/9 and 18:6 K:BB across the 16.1 innings cover his last three regular-season starts.

September 23, 2020 12:48 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Matches season high in strikeouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (4-2) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Mets after giving up three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out nine.

After keeping the ball in the yard in both of his past two starts, Snell couldn't keep the streak going Tuesday, as both Robinson Cano and Yonder Alonso took him deep for solo shots. That was enough offense to back Mets starter Seth Lugo, who outdueled Snell by allowing only two runs (one earned) over 6.1 innings. Snell was at least able to match his season high in strikeouts, with the southpaw racking up 22 swinging strikes among his 108 pitches. Manager Kevin Cash said after the game that Snell would make his next start in the first game of the Rays' playoff opener Tuesday. Charlie Morton and Tyler Glasnow will follow Snell in the pitching schedule.

September 18, 2020 09:36 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Strong in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles, allowing one run on two hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out four.

The southpaw was in line for his fifth win of the season in an eventual 3-1 victory, but after he exited the game with a runner on second and one out, Diego Castillo proceeded to blow the save by allowing the inherited runner to score. Snell tossed 73 pitches 47 strikes) in the strong outing, and he'll carry a 3.05 ERA and 54:15 K:BB through 44.1 innings into potentially his final start of the regular season Tuesday, on the road against the Mets.

September 16, 2020 10:44 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Starting Game 1 on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell will start Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader in Baltimore, Juan Toribio of reports.

He is coming off one of his two best starts of the season, where he tossed 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out five and picking up the win against Boston. Baltimore ranks 15th in the majors with a 102 wRC+ against southpaws, so it's a neutral matchup in a hitter-friendly ballpark.

September 12, 2020 12:16 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Bounces back Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (4-1) fired 5.1 scoreless innings Friday as he earned the win against the Red Sox. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out five.

Snell was charged with his first loss of the year in his last outing, but he bounced back with a sharp performance against Boston. It was the southpaw's first scoreless appearance in nearly a month as he now carries a 3.23 ERA and 50:14 K:BB over 39 innings this season. His next start should be in Baltimore on Thursday.

September 6, 2020 01:08 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Draws first loss of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (3-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out eight across five innings to take the loss against Miami on Saturday.

Snell was cruising until he found himself in a bit of a jam in the fourth inning with men on second and third and nobody out. He struck out the next batter, but the runner on third was able to score after Michael Perez had trouble blocking the pitch, leading to a passed ball and the first run of the game for the Marlins. Snell then allowed a second runner to score on an infield single before Corey Dickerson took him yard to make the score 4-0. The southpaw came back out for the fifth and gave up another run due to more fielding errors by his team but was able to finish the inning while limiting the damage. Snell has yet to record a quality start in eight attempts this season but owns a 3.74 ERA and an impressive 45:12 K:BB across 33.2 innings and is set to take the mound Friday in a favorable matchup with the Red Sox.

August 30, 2020 10:08 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Earns third win Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (3-0) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Marlins.

Snell was forced to take a no-decision in his last start despite striking out nine, but he returned to the win column against the Marlins. The southpaw now feels as though he's completely recovered from the shoulder issue that bothered him during spring training, and his results have backed up that claim. He now sports a 3.14 ERA and 37:9 K:BB over 28.2 innings during seven starts this season. His next start should come at home Saturday against Miami.

August 25, 2020 12:32 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Fans nine in tough no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out nine over 5.2 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Blue Jays.

Snell surrendered one run in the third on a double and another in the sixth on a solo blast before exiting the contest with a one-run lead. Toronto would put up runs in the seventh and ninth to bring home the victory, resulting in a no-decision for the southpaw. Despite this, it was positive to see Snell rack up nine strikeouts after fanning just three in his last outing Tuesday in New York. Through six starts this season, he owns a 3.04 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 32 punchouts across 23.2 innings.

August 23, 2020 02:48 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Feels back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell, who was able to reach the 90-pitch threshold in his last start against the Yankees on Tuesday, feels like he's now completely over the shoulder issue that plagued him during the spring, Richard Justice of reports. "I'm a starting pitcher now," Snell said "That's two starts where I've gotten to five innings. I'm not an opener. Can't call me that. So definitely excited about that."

The left-hander's tongue-in-cheek comment stems from the fact he went no longer than three innings in any of his first three starts of the campaign, as manager Kevin Cash and his staff were carefully managing Snell's pitch count. However, as he demonstrated in his most recent turn, Snell's arm appears to be back to being able to handle very close to a normal workload. It's been somewhat of an up-and-down season thus far for the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, who's posted three scoreless efforts but also allowed three earned runs apiece in his other two starts.

August 19, 2020 12:36 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Escapes with second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (2-0) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over five innings in a 6-3 victory over the Yankees. He struck out three.

Two of the hits off Snell left the yard, accounting for all the damage off the southpaw, but the Rays matched the Yankees homer for homer. Snell has yet to last longer than five innings in a start this season, but he's won both of the outings in which he reached that minimum mark. He'll look for his third straight win when he next takes the mound Sunday, at home against the Jays.

August 13, 2020 02:44 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Notches first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (1-0) allowed four hits over five scoreless innings in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.

The lefty said that he intended to go five for the first time this season and did just that on 70 pitches. Snell established a new season high in strikeouts and it's great to see a zero in a walk column, especially after Snell walked batters at an 11.1 percent clip last season around a few injuries. Tampa Bay has been deliberate in building Snell up and it may be a couple starts yet before he's available for a traditional starter's workload. He will need to maximize his efficiency once again next week against the Yankees and Blue Jays.

August 12, 2020 03:44 PM
Rays' Blake Snell: Prepared for five-inning start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell said that he expects to be capped at around five innings or 75 pitches during Wednesday's start against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays have been deliberately building Snell up slowly since the start of summer camp after he was bothered by elbow discomfort during spring training. He's thrown 46, 53 and 59 pitches in his first three starts, so he'll take another small step forward by adding around 15 more pitches to his workload restriction. While Snell turned in his sharpest outing yet his last time out Aug. 7 against the Yankees by striking out five over three no-hit innings, his limited workloads have prevented him from factoring into a decision this season. He'll have a better chance at securing a win if he pitches effectively over five innings Wednesday, but the Rays' reluctance to let him work deep into the game will still limit his overall appeal in DFS contests.

August 8, 2020 01:20 AM
Rays' Blake Snell: Productive despite short start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell fired three scoreless innings in Friday's win against the Yankees but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed no hits and two walks while striking out five.

Even though Snell didn't allow any hits or runs Friday, he struggled a bit with his command as only 32 of his 59 pitches went for strikes. The southpaw had hoped to throw 4-to-5 innings Friday, but he was only able to last three innings as a result of his struggles to throw strikes. Snell has a 3.38 ERA and 14:4 K:BB over eight innings across his first three starts in 2020. He'll attempt to qualify for his first win on the road Wednesday against the Red Sox.

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Seattle, WA
Tampa Bay Rays

MLB Experience:

2015: Minor League Player of the Year
2018: AL Cy Young;AL ERA Leader