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MLB Weekly Digest September 20th Edition: San Diego Padres Place Starting Pitcher Blake Snell on Injured List

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The last week in MLB was about a team in the National League placing a starting pitcher on the injured list, an outfielder in the American League is unlikely to play again this season, and a club clinches a spot in the postseason.

San Diego Padres Place Starting Pitcher Blake Snell on Injured List with Groin Strain

According to a team announcement, the San Diego Padres have placed starting pitcher Blake Snell on the injured list with a left adductor groin strain.

Snell was forced to exit his last start early after injuring his groin in an outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Snell has posted a 4.20 ERA in 128 2/3 innings pitched (27 starts) with 170 strikeouts, 69 walks issued, 16 home runs allowed, a 1.32 WHIP, and a 3.81 FIP.

The left-hander is in his first season with the Padres after acquiring him in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The injury to Snell is significant for the Padres as they are fighting for a spot in the National League Wild Card race.

Snell was also pitching better in the second half of the year as compared to the first half.

He compiled a 4.99 ERA in 16 first-half starts, with 10 home runs surrendered and 44 walks issued.

However, in 11 second-half starts, Snell has a 3.24 ERA with just six home runs and 25 walks allowed.

The Padres are hopeful Snell can rejoin the rotation before the regular season is over.

Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Mike Trout Unlikely to Play Again in 2021

Several days ago, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said superstar outfielder Mike Trout probably will not play again in 2021, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

Trout is working out with the team, but Maddon does not believe there are enough days left.

The Angels are fourth in the American League West, and it will mark the seventh straight year they will miss the playoffs.

Trout was placed on the injured list on May 18 with a calf strain and was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

The timeline did not work out as Trout suffered a setback in late August.

Trout was having a great season before the injury.

He posted a .333 batting average and 1.090 OPS in 36 games with 23 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, eight home runs, and 18 RBIs.

Los Angeles Dodgers Clinch Playoff Spot Ninth Straight Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the postseason for the ninth straight year, as they clinched a playoff spot last week.

The defending champions have had a spectacular season as they will probably win at least 100 games.

However, they have been chasing the San Francisco Giants the entire season in the National League West.

The Giants have been one of the most consistent teams in MLB as they have avoided long losing streaks and own the best record in baseball.

Strangely, a team like the Dodgers with probably 100 wins will be playing in the National League Wild Card game.

The Dodgers have a strong starting rotation, and they should be able to defend their World Series title as long as they emerge victorious in the Wild Card game.

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