Godley's home park in Arizona will install a humidor for this season which could result in a significant drop in home runs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Baseballs will be stored in the humidor, absorbing water and in turn losing "coefficient of restitution," or bounciness. Alan Nathan, physics professor at the University of Illinois, suggested that the humidor should result in 50-to-80 fewer home runs per year at Chase Field, at least. Godley is a heavy groundball pitcher (55.3 percent last year), and with the humidor now confirmed, look for his home HR/9 to align more closely with his road HR/9 moving forward (0.68 last season).
Godley will be available out of the bullpen this weekend in Kansas City.
Both Godley and Patrick Corbin will be available in relief as they prepare for their postseason roles during the final series of the regular season. The 27-year-old Godley has enjoyed a great deal of success this season and is a reason why the Diamondbacks are where they are. Further, his peripherals suggest this level of performance -- or something close to it -- may be sustainable for a few years to come.
Godley (8-9) allowed six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and three walks while striking out five batters through just 4.1 innings during Monday's loss to San Francisco.
Godley has now allowed 10 runs over just 9.1 innings through his past two starts. It's a discouraging slump because he had posted solid numbers and showed excellent game-to-game consistency for the majority of the season. While there is potential that his career-high 181.1 innings between the majors and Triple-A Reno have him worn out, his velocity hasn't dipped considerably in either of his past two outings. A strong rebound showing against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium to finish the season would go a long way in affirming his fantasy value heading into the playoffs and 2018 drafts.
Godley (8-8) took the loss against the Padres on Tuesday, getting tagged for five runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings while striking out six.
The five runs were the most Godley's given up since his first start of the second half, and the rough outing snapped a streak of three straight quality starts for the right-hander. He'll look to get back on track Monday at home against the Giants.
Godley (8-7) allowed five hits while striking out seven without a walk over eight shutout innings to beat the Rockies on Thursday.
Godley helped his team earn a split after dropping the first two games of this four-game home series, though some credit for this victory should go to an Arizona offense that jumped out to a 5-0 lead before there were even two outs in the first inning. Three of the five runners to reach base against him were erased on double plays, so Godley only had to face 26 batters to get through eight innings. While he's overshadowed by some of the bigger names on this staff, Godley has a tidy 3.00 ERA after three consecutive quality starts. The 27-year-old righty will have a great opportunity to build on this effort Tuesday, as he draws a Padres team that's scored the fewest runs in the league.
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