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RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Friday when he surrendered two runs (one earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks in the D-Backs 5-4 loss to the Mets on Friday.
The D-Backs offense spotted Gallen four runs and he exited after the sixth inning in a position to win the game but Caleb Smith and the bullpen would cough up the lead. The only runs the Mets scored off Gallen came with a pair of singles in the third and sixth innings, respectively. One of them was unearned due to an Asdrubal Cabrera throwing error. Gallen lowered his season ERA to a stellar 3.04 to go along with a 1.20 WHIP but free passes continue to be an issue for him with a 32:14 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings. To his credit, he’s done a good job limiting the runs and his control should improve as the season wears on. The 25-year-old draws his former team, the Marlins, in his next turn.
RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Saturday when he allowed four runs on six hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts across four-inning as the D-Backs lost to the Rockies 14-6.
Galen wasn't at his best on Saturday as the Rockies got to him early. Ryan McMahon singled in a run in the first inning and the Rockies would tack on three more runs in the fourth. Gallen did strike out seven for his efforts but his pitch count was up to 93 pitches at the end of the fourth inning. All in all, it was a disappointing start but he's got a chance to bounce back in his next turn against the Mets on the road.
In Sunday's 5-0 win against the Braves, Zac Gallen threw seven scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and two walks with six strikeouts. Gallen pitched a complete seven-inning game in the first of Sunday's doubleheader.
Zac Gallen pitched efficiently with 83 pitches in seven innings. Although he finished with a 29% whiff rate and 27% called strike plus whiff rate (CSW%) overall, Gallen is a must-start pitcher in all formats. In 16.2 innings, Gallen has a 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, a 32.6% K%, and 14% BB%.
RHP Zac Gallen allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday vs. the Reds. The game was suspended in the eighth inning due to inclement weather.
Gallen kept the Reds off the scoreboard through the first two frames but started to scuffle in the third inning when Tyler Naquin knocked in a run with a groundout. He then allowed an RBI single to Kyle Farmer in the fourth inning. He walked a batter in the fifth inning with two outs and was replaced by Yoan Lopez, who served up a two-run blast to Kyle Farmer. It wasn't a great start by Gallen but it was far from a disaster. He made it through with no issues but showed some struggles with his command, hence the four free passes. He'll take his 3.72 ERA and 1.34 WHIP into his next start vs. the Braves in Atlanta.
RHP Zac Gallen allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over four innings the Diamondbacks 7-5 loss to the A's on Tuesday.
This was more a tuneup start for Gallen, who was making his 20 debut after suffering a hairline fracture in his forearm in late March. He only went four innings and threw 82 pitches, scattering three hits and walking a pair of batters. His only mistake was serving up a solo home run to Stephen Piscotty in the top of the fourth inning. He gets the Reds on the road in his next start, which should be a good test for the talented right-hander.