|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||12/4/1992|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 200 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Sup. Rd|
Snell is expected to start Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday at Houston, Janie McCauley of the Associated Press reports.
Charlie Morton provided five scoreless innings during Wednesday's Wild Card Game and Tyler Glasnow will start the series opener, leaving Snell to take the ball for Game 2. The 26-year-old had an up-and-down season and allowed three runs over six innings after returning from the injured list in mid-September. Snell reached 62 pitches in his last appearance and seems likely to remain on an slightly higher pitch count Saturday.
Snell is on the Rays' wild-card roster.
If Snell appears in Wednesday's game, he'll do so on just two days' rest, having pitched Sunday against the Blue Jays. He threw just 2.1 innings in that contest, however, so there's a decent chance he makes an appearance in relief of Charlie Morton.
Snell (6-8) gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four through 2.1 innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Snell allowed both runs in the first frame, but he recovered to deliver 1.1 scoreless innings before his exit after 62 pitches. Snell continued to be limited in his pitch count, technically throwing his longest outing since his return from the injured list. The 26-year-old finishes the regular season with a 4.29 ERA with 147 strikeouts through 107 innings.