Gallen allowed two hits and two walks while striking out one over two scoreless innings in Sunday's spring opener against the Rockies.
Gallen wasn't in midseason form, which is natural, and he told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he had minor delivery-related issues that he wants to clean up going forward. The right-hander was encouraged by catcher Carson Kelly saying his pitches had good "action and shape." Gallen threw 47 pitches (29 for strikes) and didn't get three outs during the first inning. The Diamondbacks opted to "roll" the first inning after he threw 20 pitches. As part of COVID-19 protocols, teams can "roll" an inning -- end the inning -- after a pitcher throws 20 pitches, which is where Gallen was at after striking out one, walking two and inducing a flyout.
Gallen will start Arizona's spring opener against the Rockies on Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
This is the first hint at how manager Torey Lovullo plans to sequence the rotation, although there has been no official word about the rotation order for the regular season. Gallen and Madison Bumgarner were speculated to be in the hunt for the No. 1 job, while Caleb Smith could also slot in at the top end of the order.
Gallen led the majors last season in the percentage of pitches landing on the edges of the strike zone, David Adler of MLB.com reports.
Gallen's stuff isn't overpowering, but his ability to skirt the edges of the zone, particularly early in the count, enabled him to be effective. Former pitching great Orel Hershiser, who is a color analyst for the Dodgers, likened his ability to command the edges to that of another pitching great, Greg Maddux, during an outing in which Gallen was shutting down the Dodgers. The ability to get to two strikes early sets up put-away pitches, which are typically outside the zone but not far enough for batters to take. Gallen posted a 2.75 ERA and 1.11 WHIP while fanning 10.2 per nine innings with stuff that Hershiser described as "nothing overwhelming, but fantastic edgy pitching." He or Madison Bumgarner are the leading candidates to be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter.
Gallen (3-2) fired six scoreless innings as he earned the win in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out 10.
Gallen finished the season strong as he earned wins in his final two starts. He notched a season-high 10 strikeouts Friday and was rewarded with the win in the matinee. The right-hander posted a 2.75 ERA and 84:25 K:BB over 72 innings during the 2020 season.
Gallen will start the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
Gallen had been penciled in for the nightcap, but was moved to the afternoon (Arizona time) tilt. The right-hander has a 6.75 ERA over the last three starts after posting a 1.80 ERA in his first eight outings.
Gallen (2-2) allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk and struck out six over six innings in a win over the Astros on Friday.
Gallen's wild pitch in the first inning allowed the Astros to strike first. He also allowed a solo shot to George Springer in the fifth, but the Diamondbacks surged ahead in the top of the seventh. Gallen continued his solid season Friday, and the right-hander now has a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 66 innings. His last start of the regular season is expected to be next Friday in one game of a doubleheader versus the Rockies.
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Gallen was dealing with "a little bit of discomfort" with the fingernail of his pitching hand during Saturday's outing against the Mariners, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Lovullo said the fingernail did not play a significant role in what turned out to be Gallen's worst start of the season. The right-hander allowed a career-high seven runs on seven hits, including two home runs, and five walks over five innings. Gallen is expected to take his next turn Friday on the road against Houston.
Gallen suffered the loss against Seattle on Saturday, pitching five innings and allowing seven runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out six.
Gallen has been a breath of fresh air in an otherwise challenging season for Arizona, but he simply wasn't effective Saturday, yielding five runs over his first two innings en route to his second straight loss. The right-hander struggled mightily with his control, tying a season high with five walks -- four of which came in the first two innings -- and throwing only 56 of 98 pitches for strikes. He also gave up multiple home runs for the first time in 2020. Despite the rough outing, Gallen still holds a tidy 3.15 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season. He'll try to bounce back from the disappointing performance when he faces the Angels on the road Thursday.
Gallen (1-1) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over five innings Monday, striking out six and taking the loss against the Giants.
Gallen was his usual self for the first five innings, allowing just one single and striking out six batters. However, he allowed four hits and two walks to start the sixth inning without recording an out before he was removed from the game. Despite the rough outing, the 25-year-old still owns a strong 2.29 ERA and 60:17 K:BB. Gallen will face the Mariners at home Sunday.
Gallen allowed one hit and two walks while striking out seven over seven-plus scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Gallan and Los Angeles' Walker Beuhler had an old-fashioned pitching duel at Dodger Stadium, and the Diamondbacks right-hander did not allow a runner to get as far as second base. Getting in front of hitters -- he was ahead 0-2 or 1-2 after three pitches to 18 of the 24 batters faced -- Gallen made a 1-0 lead hold up and lowered his ERA to 1.80. Unfortunately, the Arizona bullpen coughed up the lead in the bottom of the ninth. Gallen, who has yet to allow more than three earned runs in any of his 23 MLB starts, will look to extend that streak next Monday on the road against the Giants.
Gallen (1-0) earned the win Friday against the Giants. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and one walk while fanning five.
Gallen was originally expected to start Thursday against the Rockies, but he ended facing the Giants on Friday after the game against Colorado got postponed. The extra day of rest didn't affect Gallen, though, as the 25-year-old righty delivered another impressive outing. He's been Arizona's best starter by a wide margin this season, as he is yet to allow more than two earned runs in seven outings and owns an excellent 2.09 ERA in 2020.
Gallen's scheduled start against the Rockies on Thursday was postponed, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The two teams decided to postpone Thursday's series finale in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. While the Diamondbacks have yet to disclose their upcoming rotation plans, Gallen -- who owns a 2.25 ERA through six starts this season -- seems likely to get the ball Friday, which would push the rest of the rotation back a day.
Gallen did not factor in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Giants. He allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out six over six innings.
Gallen extended his quality-start streak to five games despite walking four batters, his most since he issued five free passes in his first start of 2020. However, Arizona hitters have slipped back into a funk -- five runs in the last four games -- and have given the right-hander little support. Gallen has yet to factor in a decision in any of his six starts despite posting a 2.25 ERA. He'll look for his first win Thursday at home against Colorado.
Gallen allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Monday.
Gallen, who threw 60 strikes among his 97 pitches, tossed his fourth consecutive quality start. He's yet to allow more than two runs in any of his five starts, but the right-hander is still seeking his first win. The next opportunity to get that first "W" is Saturday on the road in San Francisco.
Gallen gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out seven in seven innings in a no-decision versus the Rockies on Tuesday.
Gallen was locked in a pitchers' duel with Kyle Freeland for much of the game. The only damage on Gallen's line was a two-run homer from Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning. The right-handed Gallen trimmed his ERA to 2.74 with a 1.17 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 23 innings this season. Tuesday's outing was the first in which he did not walk a batter. The 25-year-old is expected to face the Padres at home Sunday in his next start.
Gallen took a no-decision during Thursday's win over the Astros, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven across six innings.
The 25-year-old turned in another solid start, limiting the Astros to an RBI single by Yuli Gurriel and a solo home run by Jose Altuve. Gallen started off the season with some command issues, walking five batters in his first start. In his two subsequent starts, the right-hander has only issued two free passes. He'll carry a 2.81 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into a tough contest Tuesday at Coors Field.
Gallen made an adjustment in an effort to improve his command for Friday's start, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Gallen adjusted his arm swing following his first start Sunday, when he walked five batters and threw just 46 strikes out of 88 pitches. The right-hander showed markedly improved command Friday in a no-decison; he walked just one batter and threw 72 strikes among his 96 pitches.
Gallen took a no-decision during Friday's win over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out nine across six innings.
After a shaky first start against the Padres, Gallen seemed to settle into a better rhythm Friday. The 24-year-old struck out the side in the first inning and retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced before surrendering a solo home run to Mookie Betts in the top of the fourth. His nine strikeouts tied a career high, which he reached on two occasions during the 2019 campaign. The right-hander will take the mound again Thursday against Houston.
Gallen allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out six over four innings in a no-decision versus the Padres on Sunday.
Eric Hosmer had a solo home run to account for Gallen's lone blemish in the runs column. Gallen wasn't punished harshly for his generosity, but the five free passes are a concern for the 24-year-old. He posted a 4.1 BB/9, 2.81 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across 80 innings between the Marlins and Diamondbacks as a rookie in 2019. Gallen will look for better control Friday at home versus the Dodgers.
Gallen threw 75-to-80 pitches in a simulated game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Gallen had his final tuneup session in advance of an expected start Sunday against the Padres. The Diamondbacks are working their way down the coast for Friday's Opening Day. After two exhibition games in Los Angeles, the club is working out in Anaheim and will move on to San Diego.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||vs COL||W 4-0||1||6.0||5||0||2||10|
|09/18||@ HOU||W 6-3||1||6.0||6||1||1||6|
|09/12||vs SEA||L 3-7||1||5.0||7||7||5||6|
|09/07||@ SF||L 2-4||1||5.0||5||4||2||6|
|09/02||@ LAD||L 2-3||7.0||1||0||2||7|
|08/28||vs SF||W 7-4||1||7.0||5||1||1||5|
|08/22||@ SF||L 1-5||6.0||3||1||4||6|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||55.2||9||9||1||5||2||0||56||10||44||1.63||0.978|
|2018||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||133.1||25||25||0||8||9||0||136||48||148||3.65||1.473|
|2019||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||91.1||14||14||1||9||1||0||112||17||48||1.78||0.714|