Blake Snell (31, San Diego Padres), who is on pace to win the Cy Young Award as he enters free agency, has regained the top spot in ERA.
The Padres hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Snell started the game for San Diego and threw 91 pitches (54 for strikes) over six innings, allowing one hit and no runs.
Snell has also been giving up a lot of walks in his career, but that improved in this game. He allowed one walk while striking out eight.
The San Diego offense provided Snell with four runs in the sixth inning, with home runs from Juan Soto and Luis Camposano and a multi-hit game from Fernando Tatis Jr.
The perfect pitching combination gave San Diego a 6-1 victory, giving Snell his 14th win of the season (9-0) and lowering his season ERA from 2.52 to 2.43.
Snell regained the major league lead in ERA from Justin Steele at 2.49. He also moved ahead of Steele in the race for the Cy Young Award.
Up to this point in the season, Snell had pitched 167 innings in 30 games, with a 14-9 record and a 2.43 ERA. He has 217 strikeouts. Only 93 walks.메이저사이트
A lot of walks is obviously a big weakness. However, he also surpassed 200 innings pitched and 200 strikeouts and regained the top spot in ERA. Snell is close to winning the Cy Young Award.
If Snell wins the National League Cy Young Award, it will be the seventh bi-league award of all time. It would also be his second award since 2018.