San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell left his Sunday start in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to left adductor tightness.
Snell threw a pitch in the dirt to the Dodgers' Trea Turner, pointed to the Padres' dugout and immediately limped off the field without waiting for a trainer to arrive. The injury occurred on his 11th pitch of the game.
"It's something that he's dealt with in the past," Padres manager Jayce Tingler said after the 8-0 loss to the Dodgers. "It usually doesn't come on until the sixth or seventh inning. For whatever reason, today it tightened up on him early. He says he's walking better now. He already feels a little bit better."
Tingler said Snell is day to day. He said the next few days will likely determine if Snell can make his next start.
San Diego right-hander Nabil Crismatt took over for Snell and delivered 2 1/3 scoreless innings.
Snell had been on a roll of late with a 1.85 ERA over his previous seven starts as the Padres are attempting to fight off the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild-card spot in the National League. The Padres and Reds are tied for that spot with the Cardinals just one game behind.
Snell has delivered a 7-6 record with a 4.22 ERA in his first season at San Diego following his arrival in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has been particularly sharp against the Dodgers this season, delivering a 1.96 ERA in four previous starts against the team's National League West rival.
--Field Level Media