Record: 7-9-1. Five-inning record: 7-8-2.
The Zac Gallen hypemobile hit a bit of a road-bump this evening in Surprise. But a bigger factor was the Diamondbacks coming within a Domingo Leyba single of being no-hit by Kyle Gibson and three Rangers' relievers. There were no walks for Arizona either. There only other base-runners were Wyatt Mathisen, who reached on an error in the second, and Tim Locastro, who led off the game by getting Tim Locastro'd i.e. plunked. That disposes of the whole offense for the Diamondbacks.
Gallen's scoreless streak lasted only two batters into tonight's outing, as a leadoff triple then scored on a sacrifice fly. Zac seemed to spend a lot of time pitching out of the stretch tonight, scattering six hits across 4.1 innings, allowing three runs. He walked none and struck out three. The bullpen tossed 3.2 scoreless innings, with full frames by Joakim Soria and Chris Devenski, each of whom faced the minimum.
Er... and that's about it. Tomorrow, it's back to Salt River to face the Dodgers, with Merrill Kelly starting for Arizona. But SnakePitters were present for tonight's game:
Went to my first baseball game in a year tonight. Can’t exaggerate how much it meant to me.— Keegan Thompson (@k_man5000) March 18, 2021