It’s now much closer to 1 than 3. Blake Snell, 31, has virtually clinched the Cy Young Award on his own merits as he heads into free agency.
The Padres hosted the San Francisco Giants on April 26 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA.
Snell started the game for San Diego and threw 100 pitches (65 for strikes) over six innings, allowing four hits and no runs. He struck out seven.
Snell also had relatively steady command of his pitches, walking just two batters on the day. Although the offense and bullpen struggles prevented him from picking up the win, he continued his upward trend this month.안전놀이터
Snell has now pitched 180 innings in 32 games this season, with a 14-9 record and a 2.25 ERA. He’s struck out 234 batters. He’s walked 99.
Snell also allowed just two earned runs in 31 innings over five games this month. His monthly ERA is 0.58.
His season ERA, which was 2.60 after his last start last month, is down to 2.25. A number much closer to the 1s than the 3s.
Snell currently leads the major leagues in ERA. The gap between him and second-place Gerrit Cole is 0.49. He’s also 0.71 behind Senga Kodai, who is second in the National League.
Although he has been criticized for getting lucky with his high strikeout and walk rates, his ERA, innings pitched, and strikeouts are all Cy Young Award-worthy.
Snell now has one more game on his schedule for the rest of the season. Of course, if he doesn’t start that game, or if he struggles mightily, he’ll still win the Cy Young Award.
All Snell has to do now is wait to become the seventh player in major league history to win both awards. It’s a big win ahead of free agency.