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Blake Snell Impresses In His Major League Debut

5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K

Image Source: MLB.com

Image Source: MLB.com

As reported on Friday, the Tampa Rays called up their top pitching prospect Blake Snell to make his major league debut on Saturday against the Yankees in the Bronx.

The left-hander recorded his first two outs on a fly out and pop out, then after a walk to Carlos Beltran, he gave up a single to Mark Teixeira moving Beltran to third. With Alex Rodriguez batting, Snell unloaded a wild pitch allowing Beltran to score. The young lefty then induced a fly ball out off the bat of Rodriguez to end the inning.

In the second inning, Snell struck out the side on 17 pitches and in the third he gave up a one-out hit before retiring the next two batters on a ground out and fly out.

In the fourth inning, the Seattle native retired the side in order, highlighted by freezing both Rodriguez and Brian McCann with called third strikes.

In his fifth and final inning, Snell got Starlin Castro to pop out to second, struck out Chase Headley, and after Didi Gregorius reached on a Brad Miller fielding error, Jacoby Ellsbury flied out to center field.

His stat line for the game: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K

The Rays tied the game in the top of the fourth and took the lead in the fifth, putting Snell in line for his first Major League victory, but the Yankees came back to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh, on an RBI single from Brett Gardner.

The game is still in progress. Please stay tuned.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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