5:43 pm: Fortunately, it seems Pomeranz’s IL stint is more precautionary than a sign of long-term concern. Manager Jayce Tingler told reporters (including Dennis Lin of the Athletic) the team hoped he’d return when first eligible on July 17.
5:07 pm: The Padres announced they’ve placed left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 6, due to gastroentiritis. Fellow lefty Drew Pomeranz has gone on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 7, with inflammation in his throwing forearm. Right-hander Miguel Díaz was recalled from Triple-A El Paso, while righty Reiss Knehr (previously reported) was officially selected to the big league roster to start tonight’s game in Snell’s place. To create a 40-man roster spot for Knear, righty Aaron Northcraft has been designated for assignment.
Snell has been bothered by the stomach illness for the past week-plus. He originally landed on the IL on June 30, but returned to pitch four innings last Sunday. Snell still hasn’t fully recovered, though, and he was unable to start tonight’s game. He’ll be eligible to return for next weekend’s series against the Nationals; with the All-Star Break coming up, it’s possible he’ll only miss tonight’s start.
Pomeranz’s injury sounds a bit more concerning, since any issues with a pitcher’s forearm figure to cause some alarm. There’s no indication at this point the southpaw is facing any sort of extended absence, but it’s another issue in a season that hasn’t been kind to Pomeranz from a health perspective. He dealt with forearm tightness in Spring Training and missed about six weeks between May and June with shoulder and lat troubles. That has kept the star reliever to 17 innings this year, in which he’s worked to a 1.59 ERA with a strong 31.4% strikeout rate and an elevated 12.9% walk percentage.
The Padres selected Northcraft in late April, setting up the right-hander to make his MLB debut at age 30. He’s only allowed two runs over his first eight big league innings, but he’s issued eight walks while striking out just five. Northcraft hasn’t had much success at Triple-A El Paso, working to an 8.10 ERA across 13 1/3 frames. He has, however, induced grounders on more than half the balls in play against him at both the Triple-A and MLB levels.
The Padres will have a week to trade Northcraft or expose him to waivers. If another team acquires him, he can be freely optioned for the remainder of this season.
Blake Snells been hard to stomach…
Yeah watching him pitch has been gut-wrenching
The rays are genius, they trade snell and he instantly sucks, the rays are starting to be like belichick, if he’s trading with you, don’t do it.
They sure missed on Cronenworth.
That dude is a underrated stud. I’d love to have him on the Giants.
You actually prove the point that the Rays almost never miss on a player. They trade for, he’ll excell. He excells, his market increases then they acquire great prospects. The player traded usually has a much poorer year, whatever the reason. Cronenworth was one of a few Zobrist types they already had. They didn’t want to give him up but the Padres wouldn’t make the deal without him.
Definitely not a throwin.
Who agrees that it’s time to start giving Jake regular reps as a pitcher?
I wouldn’t. Cronenworth is too valuable as a second baseman to risk him as a pitcher.
If I’m not mistaken, I think he did do some pitching in a blowout game earlier this year.
In fairness, Snell is good every other year. This ain’t that year.
Pretty much. They’re very good a knowing when a player is toast. Kazmir to Angels also comes to mind
As a Pirates fan you, don’t need to do any further convincing on this for me
The only difference is that Belichick wins titles……..
With Brady ! Feel confident in saying he isn’t winning any titles with cam or fat jones as his qbs !
May as well put Snell on the injured list, he can’t get anyone out anyway.
He must have been over extended in that world series game when everyone was complaining when they pulled him after 86 pitches?
Interesting considering over his last 9 innings he hasn’t allowed a run ♂️
Where does the Padres farm system rank? Are they loaded with pitching prospects?
As a Giants fan, I’m very surprised how well we’ve played thus far, and am very excited for the future. Zaidi has done a nice job fixing the mess he inherited.
But the Padres/Dodgers are absolutely loaded with young studs that will keep them exciting, and competitive for many years. Great time to watch NL West baseball.
As a Dodger fan, I couldn’t agree more. The NL West is fun to watch.
FYI – I’m in the central valley as well…..hotter than Haities out here!
Indeed it is. Tomorrow’s heat will feel like Kuwait. Stay cool my friend.
I’m not looking forward to our series against the Dodgers in LA. Muncy absolutely destroys us. I’m hoping Zaidi pulls off a couple nice trades to help keep us competitive for the stretch.
So your in them?
Padres. Probably still top 10. Was much higher but some of the guys are in MLB like Weathers – which is the goal. Gore is going to be really good. Let’s not forget they’ll have Clevinger back next year as well to that rotation.
Mike Clevinger’s days as a starter are over.
@tstats name 3 pitchers who stuck as at least decent starters after two TJS’s. Go on, I’ll wait.
Great time to be a Padres fan. I’d love to take my kid to their ballpark to watch a game someday.
Good time to watch *California baseball
Old school Hollywood baseball
It is. I enjoy watching all of the teams here in California.
Giants are doing amazing and are surprising most who figured Dodgers would walk away with division. That said, their schedule is probably the toughest of the 3 during August / September while Padres probably have the easier of the 3. Now, if Dodgers are without Kershaw and Bauer the rest of the year – oh boy. Padres are way ahead on missed games and so far Giants haven’t had a big injury bug so, with injuries being part of the game, maybe it’s their turn and with that schedule, some old guys, it could start getting ugly for the giants. Enjoy it.
The Padres September schedule is loaded entirely with playoff teams, murderous
Hosmer dealt with what Snell has last year. Snell has definitely been hit or miss.. if you look at his home / road splits it is amazing how different they are. His overall numbers aren’t good, but he probably has a good start 2 out of every 3 lol, but in the 1 that isn’t good he is really bad.
Cap & Crunch
Im ok w the miss starts from Snell, my gripe with him is the lack of innings he provides in his good starts –
SD’s pen has been grossly over-taxed the first half, they are deep with arms and Id Imagine we will see that depth come into play a bit more the 2nd half for better or worse
Snell gets the wam for averaging nearly 20 pitches per inning, but honestly, Musgrove and Paddack are similar. Even if they’re pitching well they hit 100 pitches by 5th inning. Missing Randy Jones, who’d go nine in 2 hours with 90 pitches, 80% for strikes
Buster Posey 10 day IL.