Godley (14-10) took the loss Saturday, coughing up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and six walks over 3.2 innings while striking out only one as the Astros downed the Diamondbacks 10-4. He threw only 47 of 89 pitches for strikes, and Godley has now lost four of his last six starts while posting an ugly 7.42 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 32:15 K:BB over 30.1 innings during that stretch. While his strikeouts give him a decent floor for his fantasy value, Godley's late-season swoon has left him with a 4.79 ERA heading into Friday's home start against the Rockies.
The Diamondbacks activated Godley from the paternity list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Rockies. The transaction was actually made official Friday after Godley was away from the team for the maximum three days following the birth of his child. The Diamondbacks still elected to push him back a day in the pitching schedule, denying Godley a home matchup with the Braves and instead forcing him to return to action at unforgiving Coors Field. Godley will at least benefit from a two-start week, with his second turn expected to come Saturday in Houston.
Godley (personal) will make his next start Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports. Godley was originally scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Braves, but he'll swap places in the rotation with Robbie Ray, who will take the mound on normal rest thanks to an off day Thursday. The 28-year-old Godley was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, which likely factored into the decision.
Godley was placed on the paternity list Tuesday. Godley will be allowed to miss up to three games while on the paternity list, meaning he should be back with the Diamondbacks before his next start, which is scheduled for Sunday against the Braves. The right-hander owns a 4.51 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 170:68 K:BB across 159.2 innings this season.
Godley (14-8) allowed four earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven across five innings to take the loss Monday against the Padres. The only two hits Goldey allowed were home runs, both of which came off the bat of Franmil Reyes. While the performance was a setback overall, Godley still showcased plenty of skill by generating 12 swinging strikes on 75 pitches. Across six August starts, he has a 4.72 ERA but an impressive 40:9 K:BB.