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Zac Gallen played the role of stopper and set a new record in the process.

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Diamondbacks News

San Francisco 4, Arizona 7

Zac Gallen allowed only one earned run in seven innings of work, bringing an end to Arizona’s eight game losing streak.

Gallen Dominates, Sets MLB Record

Zac Gallen turned in one of the best starts by an Arizona pitcher this season. In doing so, Gallen has now made it 22 starts in a row to start his career in which he has yet to give up more than three earned runs in. This breaks the Major League record to begin a career, which was previously set by Boston’s Aaron Sele in 21 starts from 1993-94.

Gallen Cruises to Record Start

Short of a major trade or signing in the offseason, it is pretty clear who the staff ace for this team is moving forward.

Lovullo, D-backs Celebrate Jackie Robinson

Due to the season being delayed because of the pandemic, Jackie Robinson Day was moved to yesterday. During these times of unrest, teams around the league reflected on how Robinson broke the color barrier and dealt with social justice issues in his day.

Around Baseball

Trade Deadline Strategies

Here’s one take on what the deadline strategy should be for each of the 30 teams.

A-Rod Out, Cuhen Wins Exclusive Purchase Negotiations with Mets

Sources report that billionaire Steve Cohen is now the exclusive bidder for the New York Mets after Alex Rodriguez and his group pulled out of negotiations.

MLB’s First Foray into Social Justice a Disorganized Mess

Jeff Passan argues that the disorganized response by baseball, player driven and without any sort of official MLB support, is exactly what was needed.

Baseball Disappointingly Present

Even when there are players and teams trying to do the right thing, MLB just cannot seem to get out of its own way this season.

Other News

Lute Olson and the ASU - UA Rivalry

Arizona and basketball legend, Lute Olson, passed away at the age of 85 two nights ago. As a third generation Sun Devil who grew up a stone’s throw from ASU, I remember the days when ASU’s basketball team had to compete with in-state rival U of A while Lute Olson was at the helm. The rivalry between the two universities is a deep and bitter one. Yet, during the run of Olson’s Wildcats and their 25 consecutive NCAA tournament berths, Lute Olson made it almost impossible to hate on the Wildcats. Instead, he just gave Sun Devil fans yet another reason to be disappointed with their own team and ASU’s inability to rise to the challenge.