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23 Zac Gallen SP

Arizona Diamondbacks

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September 18, 2020 11:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Fans six in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2020 08:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Dealing with discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2020 03:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Pummeled by Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2020 11:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Tagged with first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 3, 2020 04:20 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Lowers ERA in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 29, 2020 01:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Dominates Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 28, 2020 02:48 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Thursday's start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 23, 2020 05:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Avoids damage in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 18, 2020 03:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Dominant in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 12, 2020 05:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Takes no-decision against Rockies
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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.

August 7, 2020 08:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Fans six in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 2, 2020 02:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Improved command
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 1, 2020 04:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Takes no-decision in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 27, 2020 02:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Generous in short first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 22, 2020 12:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Throws tuneup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 17, 2020 07:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Throws 72 pitches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallen got up to 72 pitches over 3.2 innings in Thursday's intrasquad game, Steve Gilbert of reports.

That's a lot of pitches for 3.2 innings, but Gallen remained positive. He threw all of his pitches, worked at holding runners on and navigated trouble. He'll get one more start in camp before the regular season when he is expected to serve as Arizona's No. 3 starter.

July 7, 2020 06:44 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Makes mistakes Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallen threw 50 pitches over three innings in an intra-squad game Monday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Gallen labored at times, giving up five runs on four hits, but accentuated the positive. "I felt good," Gallen said. "The body feels like, I think, where I would be any other time I go three innings, 50 pitches. Everything feels good, action on the stuff feels good." Manager Torey Lovullo echoed the pitcher's comments and was pleased to see the hitters were ready to jump on Gallen's mistakes. The right-hander is expected to occupy the third slot in Arizona's rotation.

March 8, 2020 10:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Labors into fourth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 1, 2020 10:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Can't get past third inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 "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.

February 25, 2020 11:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Shines in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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vs LHB 42.100 2.7601648
vs RHB 37.200 2.8702048
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