Ex-Hot Rods hurler Snell wins 20th game of season for Rays

Former Bowling Green Hot Rods hurler Blake Snell collected his 20th win of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

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.

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