After apparently re-aggravating his left shoulder during an at-bat on Friday against Arkansas, Ole Miss sophomore designated hitter Matt Snyder has not started in Saturday or Sunday’s games.
Following Saturday’s 3-2 Ole Miss win, Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco didn’t seem overly worried about Snyder’s most recent injury.
Here is what Bianco had to say about Snyder:
“A couple of swings (on Friday) aggrevated his shoulder a little bit. Did it come out again? You can’t really tell, but he had some pain and discomfort today. They can tell a lot, one by the discomfort, and two by the strength when they do certain exercises, and today he was weak so he wasn’t able to swing… I think it’ll be like that. This is probably not the last time this will happen.”
Snyder first injured his shoulder diving into first base trying to make a defensive play on March 5 at Tulane, and then re-injured it against Southern Miss on March 23 when he tripped over the first base bag attempting to leg out an infield single.
In all honesty, Snyder has been a magnet for injuries this season. On May 8, Snyder was hit in the head by a pitch at Georgia, and then on May 9 Snyder was bumped during a post-game celebration following the Rebels’ 7-6 win over SEC West rival LSU.
Snyder’s bat is missed when it’s not in the lineup.
In 111 at-bats, Snyder is hitting .324 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs. He also has a .622 slugging-percentage and a .472 on-base percentage, good enough for second on the club. (May 9, 2010)