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What Blake Snell said after latest rough start for SF Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO – Blake Snell, still searching for his first victory as a San Francisco Giant, stood in front of his locker after Monday’s 8-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and assessed his 0-3 start to the season.

Snell remained winless after he gave up four runs – three earned – in just four innings. The reigning National League Cy Young winner has yet to take a start past the fifth inning. 

“Yeah I feel strong, and I felt better, but I should be getting better results to help the team have easier wins,” Snell said. 

The 31-year-old lefthander did not sign with the Giants until March 19, or close to the end of Spring Training. 

“The one thing I would say is that big league spring training, you need it,” Snell said. “I thought I did everything I could to be ready, and even after two weeks, I noticed how much better I was throwing the ball just being here every day.”

“You have to go to spring training, and I hope (other) teams see that,” Snell continued. “I didn’t face a big league hitter until my first game in the big leagues this year, and it’s tough.”

Snell started three games in April, and then spent several weeks on the IL before rehabbing in the minor leagues. He went 3 1/3 innings during his return to the major league roster on Wednesday in Pittsburg.

Snell has an ERA of 10.42 this season, but briefly looked like the highly-touted arm the Giants expected him to be in the first two scoreless innings when he struck out three and allowed just one hit. 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Blake Snell (7) walks off the mound past manager Bob Melvin, right, during a pitching change in the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Blake Snell (7) walks off the mound past manager Bob Melvin, right, during a pitching change in the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 

But a miserable fourth inning, which saw him give up two runs and throw 35 pitches, was a frustratingly familiar sight for Giants manager Bob Melvin. 

“He struck out seven, and he was getting some swings and misses,” Snell said. “But they squared a couple of balls up, and it’s just frustrating he can’t get over the hump and cut his pitch count down.” 



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