September 1, 2021 Snell-Shocked

By: Jeff Yoder

Padres Manager Jayce Tingler Pulls P Blake Snell After 7 No-Hit Innings

Blake Snell did his job for the Padres on Tuesday night, but a focus on the bigger picture may have robbed him of a historic night. The lefty pitched a no-hitter through seven innings against the Diamondbacks while striking out ten batters. Snell’s gem came to an end in the seventh-inning stretch after he threw 107 pitches, but he tossed a career-high 122 in his previous start. Two batters after Snell’s exit, Pierce Johnson gave up the first hit, and the no-hitter was no more. The Padres got the win over the D-backs (3-0), and they’re now tied with the Reds for the second wild card spot in the NL. But the record-setting ninth no-hitter of the MLB season will have to wait.


Watch: Blake Snell Ks 10 in 7 No-Hit Innings


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Wandering Into HistoryRays rookie Wander Franco extened his on-base streak to 31 games, passing Mel Ott. Mickey Mantle (36 games) is the only AL player with a longer streak before the age of 21. The Rays beat the Red Sox on Tuesday, 8-5.


Toro Takes Astros Hearts: The Mariners and Astros were deadlocked in a 0-0 game before Abraham Toro crushed an 8th-inning grand slam. Mariners won, 4-0.


Vlad Cracks No. 39: One night after a 2-HR performance, Vlad Guerrero Jr. smacked his 39th homer of the year to take solo second behind Shohei Ohtani (42) in the home run race. The Blue Jays lost to the Orioles, 4-2.


BONUS: Shohei Ohtani Steals Home on Angels’ Successful Double Steal


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