The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) recalled RHP Zack Godley (@godleyzt) from Triple-A Reno, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart. After Sunday's game, LHP Edwin Escobar was optioned to Reno. Godley, 26, has gone 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA (9 ER in 15.1 IP) in 6 games (2 starts) with the D-backs this season. In 8 Major League starts, he is 6-1 with a 3.54 ERA (16 ER in 40.2 IP), giving him the most wins by any pitcher in team history through 8 career starts.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder was 4-6 with a 3.62 ERA (33 ER in 82.0 IP) in 15 games (14 starts) with Double-A Mobile and Reno in 2016. Godley will start for Arizona tonight vs. Toronto.
And there I was, just getting used to having a 10-man bullpen. Not that Escobar exactly impressed in his brief stint with Arizona as a reliever, facing three batters and retiring one, with the other two scoring. Doesn't feel like a great loss, left-handed or not. With another off-day Thursday, we may not need to find a fifth starter until the 26th in Milwaukee, and I'm curious who that might be. The D-backs have used eight starters this season, but with Zack Greinke and Rubby De La Rosa on the DL, and Shelby Miller optioned for the foreseeable future, that actually leaves Escobar as the sole previous starter and he won't be eligible to return. So, looks like it'll be someone new.
The team has won both Godley's starts this year, but they haven't been particularly dominating, with an overall K:BB ratio of 10:7 in his 15.1 innings of work (both relieving and starting). The Blue Jays have a potent offense, so he's going to need to hit his spots and execute tonight, if the team is going to extend their winning streak to three games.