Gallen allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two over 3.2 innings in Saturday's spring game against the Angels, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
Gallen worked from behind throughout the outing. "That's the most frustrating part about today, but like I told (pitching coach Matt Herges), it wasn't me trying to be fine," the pitcher said. "It was just one of those days I didn't have command of the pitches I wanted to, so I had to kind of make pitches." The right-hander was removed with two outs in the fourth after Angels catcher Anthony Benboom, who had homered earlier, lined a single through the box. Gallen has allowed five runs on six hits (two HR), three walks and one hit batter while striking out seven over eight Cactus League innings.
Gallen allowed three runs on one hit, one walk and a hit batsman while striking out four over 2.1 innings in Sunday's spring game against the Indians.
Gallen breezed through the first two innings Sunday, retiring three batters by strikeout. Things got dicey in the third when he issued a walk and hit a batter before missing his location on a fastball that Cleveland's Brayan Rocchio turned into three-run home run. "I felt good, and all the pitches were coming out good," Gallen told Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. "It's spring, so things are starting to come together, which is nice." Prior to the troublesome third, Gallen had retired 12 consecutive spring batters.
Gallen retired all six batters faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings of a spring game against the Giants on Monday.
Aside from an extended at-bat after starting 0-2 against San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt, Gallen impressed in his Cactus League debut. It would be shocking if the right-hander opens anywhere other than Arizona's rotation. and he'll perhaps be slotted as high as third, but the Diamondbacks have not yet confirmed Gallen's role.
Gallen's rotation spot isn't guaranteed as he's set to be part of an open competition for starting jobs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Gallen's 2.81 ERA and 28.7 percent strikeout rate in 15 starts as a rookie would seemingly make him a lock to open the year in the rotation, but that's not the tone general manager Mike Hazen took Saturday. While Hazen preached competition, it would nonetheless be quite surprising if Gallen opens the year in the minors or the bullpen. He would seem to be the favorite of a group of four starters (Gallen, Luke Weaver, Mike Leake and Merrill Kelly) fighting for spots behind Madison Bumgarner and Robbie Ray.
Gallen is likely to begin the season in the Diamondbacks' rotation, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
It comes as no surprise that Gallen is likely to crack the rotation to begin the season after he posted a 2.81 ERA with a 10.8 K/9 across 80 innings in the majors in 2019. Free-agent acquisition Madison Bumgarner and Robbie Ray are locked into the top two spots for Arizona, but Gallen will only have to out-perform the likes of Merrill Kelly, Alex Young and Taylor Clarke in spring training to solidify his role.
Manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Gallen will not pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
With the Diamondbacks no longer fighting for a playoff spot, this isn't all too surprising, as Gallen has already thrown a career-high 171.1 innings between the majors and minors this season. The rookie right-hander made 15 big-league starts with the Marlins and Diamondbacks, posting a 2.81 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 96:36 K:BB in 80 innings. He's expected to claim one of Arizona's rotation spots in 2020.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Gallen may not pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Lovullo said Gallen's scheduled start Saturday is being skipped in favor of Luke Weaver (elbow) returning from the injured list and then acknowledged it is possible Gallen will not pitch again this season. The rookie right-hander has thrown a career-high 171.1 innings combined between the majors and minors, so the team was already thinking about capping his season. Earlier this month, Lovullo indicated that Gallen would be used as long as the playoffs were a possibility; Arizona entered play Friday technically still alive for a postseason spot, albeit facing long odds. Gallen is expected to claim one of Arizona's rotation spots in 2020.
Gallen won't make his scheduled start Saturday against the Padres, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Gallen will have his turn in the rotation skipped, as Luke Weaver (elbow) is set to toe the rubber Saturday. Gallen would be in line to make his next start Sept. 27 against San Diego.
Gallen (3-6) took the loss against the Reds on Sunday, pitching 5.2 innings and giving up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five.
Gallen was victimized by long balls in the loss, as the three runs scored against him came via a trio of solo homers. Two of those round-trippers were courtesy of Eugenio Suarez, who went deep in the fourth and sixth innings to plate the deciding runs. Despite the loss, Gallen has pitched well in September, racking up 22 strikeouts while allowing only six runs in 18.2 innings. He'll carry a 2.81 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 96:36 K:BB into his next scheduled start in San Diego on Saturday.
Gallen (3-5) struck out nine while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings while taking a loss against the Mets on Tuesday.
The Diamondbacks went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and only one of their players posted an RBI in this loss for Gallen. He pitched well but didn't receive enough run support. He owns a 2.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, .210 batting average against and 91 strikeouts in 74.1 innings this season. Gallen is scheduled to be back on the hill at home Sunday against the Reds.
Gallen, who has pitched a career-high 159.2 innings this season, will not be under any restrictions for now, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Gallen blew past his previous career high of 133.1 innings, established in 2018 while he was in the Marlins organization. Clubs will often monitor or shut down young pitchers at this point of the season in hopes of preventing injury, but the Diamondbacks will stay the course while chasing down a postseason berth. "Not right now -- as long as we're in this thing," manager Torey Lovullo said. "As long as we're in it, he's going to keep pitching." The right-hander has posted a 2.25 ERA while striking out 39 and walking 14 over 32 innings (six starts) since joining Arizona. Lovullo had been concerned with the number of walks, but Gallen's cut those down considerably, issuing just four over the last 17 innings.
Gallen (3-4) threw a one-hitter across seven scoreless innings, striking out eight batters and walking one to earn the win against the Padres on Wednesday.
The right-hander flirted with a no-hitter into the seventh inning, when Manny Machado broke it up with a single. Otherwise, Gallen was lights out, throwing 59 of 90 pitches for strikes as the Diamondbacks earned their ninth win in 10 games while inching closer in the wild-card race. Gallen snapped his own four-start winless streak, posting his first victory since August 7 against the Phillies when he tossed five scoreless frames and allowed just one hit in his Arizona debut. Since then, the 24-year-old rookie has whiffed 39 batters across 32 innings. He'll look to defend a solid 2.50 ERA and 1.23 WHIP during a road contest against the Mets on Tuesday.
Gallen took a no-decision during Friday's win over the Dodgers, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings.
After retiring the side in the first inning, Gallen allowed a pair of runs to score in the second on two doubles and a single. He then gave up an RBI triple to Cody Bellinger in the third, but that would be the final damage of the night for the rookie right-hander. Gallen has given up three runs or less in his last 12 starts and owns a dominant 2.79 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 74:31 K:BB during that span. He'll look to stay hot on Wednesday against the Padres.
Gallen (2-4) took the loss Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over five innings while striking out eight as the Diamondbacks were blanked 4-0 by the Brewers.
Eric Thames and Trent Grisham hit back-to-back homers off the rookie right-hander in the fourth inning, and with the Arizona offense getting nothing done, Gallen was stuck with his first loss as a Diamondback. He'll carry a 2.56 ERA and 68:30 K:BB through 56.1 innings into his next start Friday, at home against the Dodgers.
Gallen has struggled to command his pitches during his time with the Diamondbacks, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
After walking 18 batters over 36.1 innings prior to the trade from Miami to Arizona, Gallen issued another 10 free passes in 15 innings with the D-backs. Despite the walks, the right-hander minimized damage, allowing just three runs. It may be a case where the young pitcher is trading the base on balls for the risk of making a costly mistake to a big-league hitter. "I think it's just you get up here and guys have better eyes," Gallen said. "They're patient hitters; they know what they're looking for. There's a little bit of give and take. You can go ahead and attack them, but at the same time you run the risk of making a mistake and the next thing you know it's three runs instead of just a guy on first base or a guy on first and second." Over his three starts with Arizona, Gallen has landed just 30 percent of his fastballs and 29 percent of his curveballs for strikes. He's lined up to next start Sunday on the road against the Brewers.
Gallen threw six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Monday, giving up one earned run on five hits, striking out eight and walking six as the Diamondbacks won 5-3.
His control wasn't at his best as he issued a season-high six free passes, but it was an otherwise stellar outing for Gallen, as he posted his third quality start of the season. The 24-year-old continues to impress, as he's now sporting an excellent 2.45 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 60:28 K:BB across 51.1 innings.
Gallen threw four innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on nine hits, striking out three and walking one in a 9-3 victory for the Diamondbacks.
He did well to limit the damage despite allowing 10 baserunners, but Gallen couldn't quite meet the five-inning threshold that would have qualified him for a second straight win since joining the Diamondbacks. Still, Gallen is posting solid numbers over his 45.1 innings between Arizona and Miami this season, as he's now sporting a 2.58 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 52:22 K:BB. The 24-year-old lines up to take on the Giants at home in his next start on Sunday.
Gallen (2-3) earned the win Wednesday after holding the Phillies scoreless over five innings, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out six.
Making his first start for the Diamondbacks, Gallen turned in a solid performance, retiring the first six batters and holding the Phillies to one single. The right-hander, who made his big-league debut June 20, was traded from the Marlins at the deadline. Through eight appearances, Gallen owns a 2.40 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 49:21 K:BB. The 24-year-old has a tall order on tap in his next start against the Rockies on Tuesday at Coors Field.
Gallen is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
The right-hander with be making his Arizona debut exactly one week after he was dealt away from the Marlins in one of the more surprising moves ahead of the trade deadline. The move from Marlins Park to Chase Field shouldn't have a major impact on Gallen's bottom-line numbers, as both venues have ranked in the top five in terms of home-run suppression in 2019.
Gallen was traded from the Marlins to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday for Jazz Chisholm, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
This deal came out of nowhere, with the Marlins dealing from their underrated starting pitching depth for a high-upside shortstop prospect. Gallen gets a downgrade in his home ballpark, and will now have to pitch in Coors Field and against the Dodgers more than he would have with Miami. However, at least he stays in the National League and is on a more competitive ball club. Gallen has a 2.72 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 43 strikeouts in 36.1 innings (seven starts) in the big leagues.
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