SP - TB
Blake Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young award winner, will start Game One against Houston on Tuesday. He will be followed in the rotation by Tyler Glasnow and Charlie Morton.
Snell has a 3.24 ERA, 3.05 xFIP, 11.34 K/9 and 3.50 K/BB in 50 innings pitched this season. He is a worthy choice to start Game One for the AL's best team.
Blake Snell took the loss in Tuesday's start against the Mets, allowing three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
Snell struck out nine and walked three in the outing, which the Rays went on to lose 5-2. The 2018 American League Cy Young winner, Snell never completed six innings in any of his 11 starts this year. Still, he was productive from a run prevention standpoint, posting a 3.24 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 50 innings. His next start will likely come in Game 1 of the Rays' first postseason series.
Blake Snell received a no-decision in the first half of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles, limiting Baltimore to one run over 5 1/3 innings while striking out four.
Snell allowed just two hits and one walk as the Rays eventually went on to win. The 27-year-old has done well in terms of run prevention this season, putting up a 3.05 ERA as we approach late-September. However, he has yet to complete six innings in any start. Snell is still worth using against the Mets next week.
Blake Snell improved to 4-1 on Friday against the Red Sox, spinning 5 1/3 shutout innings while striking out five.
Snell allowed five hits and two walks as the Rays won 11-1. He's done well in terms of run prevention, recording a 3.23 ERA through nine starts, but he has yet to complete six innings in an outing. Perhaps he'll be able to do that next week against the Orioles.
Blake Snell fell to 3-1 on Saturday against the Marlins, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits over five innings pitched.
Snell needed 92 pitches to get through his five frames, striking out eight and walking three as Tampa Bay lost 7-3. It's been an odd year for Snell, who has yet to complete six full innings in a start. The good news is he has a 45/12 K/BB ratio on the season. He draws the Red Sox next.