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Monday, June 17, 2019

Blake Snell has high praise for Astros after rough outing

Blake Snell

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner had high praise for the Houston Astros after being roughed up by them on Opening Day.

Blake Snell was shelled for three home runs — over three consecutive innings — and gave up five runs in six innings in Tampa Bay’s 5-1 loss to Houston on Thursday. After the game, Snell put matters in context, saying the Astros are a class above most teams.

Indeed.

Houston won the World Series in 2017 after winning 101 games in the regular season. Last year they won 103 games and walked through the ALDS until running into the hot Red Sox. Most pitchers wouldn’t enjoy facing them.



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