Gallen (4-10) allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six across six innings, earning the win over the Rockies on Saturday. Both of Gallen's runs allowed came on solo home runs by Sam Hilliard and Dom Nunez. It was the first time this season he earned the win in back-to-back appearances. The 25-year-old made multiple trips to the injured list and took a step back when on the field, finishing the season with a 4.30 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 139 strikeouts in 121.1 innings.
Gallen (3-10) got the win in Saturday's 7-2 victory over the Dodgers, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innings. Gallen was staked to an early lead and prevented Los Angeles from scoring until a Trea Turner sixth-inning home run. The outing was the 26-year-old's first permitting fewer than three runs in his last four turns, and he approached his season high of nine strikeouts. He's set to take the mound for the final time this season next Saturday against Colorado.
Gallen didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Astros after allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while fanning seven across six innings. Gallen couldn't post what would've been his third quality start over his last four appearances, and it's also worth noting he has now given up at least three earned runs in each of those four contests as well. The right-hander has been a bit inconsistent of late and owns a 5.50 ERA across three starts (18 innings) this month. However, given that his last two starts have come against the Dodgers and Astros, his latest struggles aren't that surprising.
Gallen (2-10) allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks over 5.1 innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Dodgers. Gallen stumbled out of the gate Monday, allowing three runs in the first inning after his offense went up 1-0 before he took the mound. He escaped a few jams on his way to four straight scoreless frames before allowing another run in the sixth. Gallen allowed three or fewer runs in his previous four outings and watched his ERA climb to 4.44 after taking his third consecutive loss. The 26-year-old righty is lined up to face the Astros in Houston this weekend.
Gallen (2-9) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against the Rangers after allowing three runs on six hits while fanning eight across 6.2 innings. Gallen has dropped each of his last two decisions, but the issue has been the lack of run support rather than him struggling on the mound. He has given up three or fewer runs in four straight appearances while also posting three quality starts over that span, leading to a solid 3.92 ERA since the beginning of August (seven starts).