Padres SP Blake Snell racked up seven strikeouts in a strong effort Friday against the D'Backs. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a 12-3 win.
Snell's up and down season continued as he bounced back with a very strong effort Friday. Despite the relatively lackluster 3.85 ERA, his ability to strikeout batters out at an elite rate makes him a must start. Snell now has 146 K's in just 110 innings pitched this year. He will look for two consecutive solid outings against the Cardinals at home next week.