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Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Snell left his start on Sunday in the first inning. There is no clear timetable for his return. The Padres recently signed Vince Velasquez.
Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell left Sunday's game with tightness in his left adductor. He left after 11 pitches with a clean 2/3 innings pitched
The left adductor usually refers to the groin area, and it's not great news after Snell's recent hot stretch. Over the past four starts, Snell boasts a 2.01 ERA, 0.45 WHIP, 43.5% strikeout rate, and 6.5% walk rate in 26 2/3 innings pitched. Hold onto Snell for now until we hear further news.
Blake Snell pitched a masterful game, not allowing a single base runner for the first six innings. He then gave up a two walks and a hit in the seventh to lose not only the perfect game but also the no-hitter.
Is Blake Snell back? All season long we've seen flashes of the old Blake Snell but never for more than a few innings. But as of late, Snell has been literally and figuratively unhittable. During his last three starts, Snell has allowed just three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out 31 batters. If anybody survived his mediocre season and made it to the playoffs, Snell could be a league winner.
Blake Snell went seven innings on Tuesday, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 batters.
After his best start of the season last week, Snell came back with an even better start, no hitting the Diamondbacks through seven innings. He was taken out with his pitch count at 107, but Arizona seemingly had no answer for him. Snell has seemed to have turned a page in the latter weeks of August, and he'll hope to continue that trend heading into September.
Blake Snell finished the day pitching 7.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits while tallying up 10 strikeouts.
It was by far Snell's best game of the season, as he went into the eighth inning pitching a two-hit shutout before surrendering a home run to Dodgers' catcher Will Smith. It's unfortunate he wasn't able to snag a win for his efforts, but at least his ERA was lowered to a more respectable 4.58.