Former Bowling Green Hot Rods hurler Blake Snell collected his 20th win of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays in the team’s 4-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
Snell is the first 20-game winner in the major leagues since Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and J.A. Happ each reached the mark in 2016.
This is Snell’s third MLB season. He is 20-5 with a 1.97 ERA, 200 strikeouts and 58 walks in 169 innings/29 starts for the Rays.
The lefthander pitched for the Hot Rods in 2013 and 2014, making 31 starts in the Midwest League. He went 7-11 with a 3.55 ERA, 148 strikeouts and 92 walks in 139.1 innings.
Snell’s father, Dave, pitched in the Midwest League, too. You can read my post about him here.