|Blake Snell, June 10, 2016|
Photo courtesy Cheryl Pursell, Noise Nation
Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay): 0
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia): 4
Wrap, Box, Noise Nation
Game Score: Snell 55; Season Avg 56
Tm OPS: Game .491; Season .648
Tm wOBA: Game .178; Season .293
OK, I get it that Blake Snell is a super-star in the making. And he did have 13 strikeouts last night. What I don’t get is why no one is pointing out that he also lost the game. Yes, the Durham Bulls could have at least scored a run or two and instead were shut out for the 11th time this season. However, it was Snell that gave up 7 hits and 3 runs. And it’s Snell who has the worst WHIP among the top four Bulls starters, the worst ERA, and is the least efficient (pitches per out). The young man, as impressive as he is, has a ways to go.
He will undoubtedly get there. As a Bulls fan, I’m reminded of David Price’s tour as a Bull. He also was a great pitcher in the making, but he didn’t really help the Bulls win many games.
|Richie Shaffer, June 10, 2016, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, PA|
Photo Courtesy Cheryl Pursell
Meanwhile, thanks to Cheryl Pursell (@CherylPursell) who takes photos for the Noise Nation blog. Great shots from last night. It does look like Richie Shaffer is figuring out where to land, doesn’t it? Check out the Noise Nation blog for another look at Snell’s performance.
And what’s that “cheesesteaks” business all about?