The Pirates forced Jayce Tingler to pull Blake Snell in the first inning of Tuesday’s game.
Snell gave up three runs and loaded the bases against the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, forcing Tingler’s hand. While Snell was visibly upset given the circumstances, he’ll have a tough time criticizing his manager for the decision this time around. Snell was erratic with his pitches, and could’ve easily put the Padres in a hole they wouldn’t have been able to dig out of.
This, of course, will remind baseball fans of the 2020 World Series, when Rays manager Kevin Cash pulled Snell earlier than he or Rays supporters would’ve preferred. The Dodgers would pull off a Game 6 comeback and the Rays lost their chance to force a Game 7.
Baseball fans had plenty of jokes for Blake Snell
Blake Snell just got pulled in the 1st inning, and I can't stop laughing at this Pirates fan wave goodbye🤣 pic.twitter.com/91X0Hf0VLZ
— Your Mom is a Brewers Fan (@BrewCrewDingers) April 13, 2021
Blake Snell couldn’t even make it out of the first inning against the Pirates LMAO
— 🥇 (@SteeloCity) April 13, 2021
— Baker (@Remember_Baker) April 13, 2021
Me: Definitely betting on Blake Snell tonight
Blake Snell: pic.twitter.com/XPRMAIIQqJ
— Yahoo Sportsbook (@YahooSportsbook) April 13, 2021
— Justin Aaron (@JustinAaronUH91) April 13, 2021
The Pirates are Blake Snell’s kryptonite
— Rum Bunter (@rumbunter) April 13, 2021
Real reason Blake Snell just got pulled: The Rays’ numbers show that he’s not as effective the second time through the order … of the Pirates … in the first inning.
OK, I’ll stop now. Maybe.
— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) April 13, 2021
Give Pirates fans some credit, they’re still watching this dumpster fire of a team ten games into what’s sure to be a rough season. Nonetheless, it’s best they get their Snell jokes in now, rather than after the Padres form whatever superteam A.J. Preller is planning.
The Death Star wasn’t constructed in one day. Frankly, I’m not sure the Death Star would have a chance against the Dodgers.
Snell might want to get his stuff together by then.