Twitter reacts to Rays P Blake Snell being left off All-Star team
Tampa Bay Rays starter Blake Snell may be leading the AL in ERA, but that didn’t help him get elected to the All-Star team.
Snell was a glaring omission when the All-Star teams were announced on Sunday. The Rays pitcher is 12-4 with a 2.09 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. His ERA is second in MLB only behind Jacob deGrom among starters. Not only should Snell have been named to the team, but many expected him to be in the mix to start for the AL squad.
Take a look at some of the Twitter reactions from those who were outraged by the snub.
When you find out Blake Snell didn’t make the All-Star game pic.twitter.com/016BoJDn9A
— Dan Slaubaugh (@DanSlaubaugh) July 9, 2018
Blake Snell has the 2nd lowest ERA(2.04) in baseball, lowest in AL. Tied with 2nd most wins(12) in MLB. Awful
— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) July 8, 2018
blake snell, al era leader (2.09) didn't make the all-star team? well then, there's something wrong with the system.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 9, 2018
No Blake Snell? Snub of the century
— Brent Honeywell (@brent_honeywell) July 8, 2018
No Blake Snell?
MLB’s gotta fix that.
— Peter King (@peter_king) July 9, 2018
— Jose De León (@JDL_87) July 9, 2018
No Blake Snell in the All-Star game roster. I mean, that’s just wrong.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) July 8, 2018
Wait… they put together an all-star team that didn’t include Blake Snell?!!?? What a joke. Is this real?
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) July 9, 2018
How on Earth did Blake Snell not make the all star team?
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) July 8, 2018
Chris Archer, a teammate of Snell on the Rays, took his colleagues to task for the omission.
— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) July 8, 2018
The snub was really inexcusable. MLB needs to find a way to make it right.