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Snake Bytes: 8/31 - Gallen Puts Webb in His Sights (Again)

With last night’s performance, Zac Gallen passed Brandon Webb’s mark of 30 consecutive scoreless innings. Now he sets his sights on Webb’s franchise record of 42.

Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Diamondbacks News

Philadelphia 3, Arizona 12
Zac Gallen was on his game once again. The Arizona ace spun seven innings of shutout ball for the Snakes. Meanwhile, the dynamic core of Carroll, Thomas, Varsho, and McCarthy combined for 11 hits (five of them of the extra-base variety) and 10 RBI in support of Gallen.

Gallen Runs Streak to Second Longest in Franchise History
Zac Gallen’s seven dominant innings of work extended his scoreless innings streak to 34 13 innings, passing Brandon Webb’s mark of 30 innings set in 2006. Now, sitting all alone in second place, Gallen takes aim at Webb’s even more impressive run of 42 innings from 2007.

Gallen, Rookie Bats Dominate
Zac Gallen continues to deal. The young rookie core was firing on all cylinders last night. Christian Walker and Carson Kelly both had multi-hit nights. In total, it was a sound thumping of the opposition on nearly all fronts.

Torey Lovullo Honored to Receive Extension
Torey Lovullo had his 2023 option picked up yesterday afternoon.

Other Baseball News

Phillies, Devenski Agree to Minor League Deal
Old friend alert. This guy doesn’t even throw left-handed, or have the stamina to start games. This is almost as mind-boggling as Shelby Miller still getting invitations.

Aaron Judge Home Run Debate
Why the real target for home runs in a single season should still be 73.

1953 Topps Mantle Sets Auction Record
After holding onto it for 31 years, Anthony Giordano recently sold his 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle for the eye-popping price of $12.6 million through Heritage Auctions. It was the largest amount ever paid for a sports card at auction — topping the Honus Wagner sale of $7.5 million in early August.

McClanahan Scratched
During his bullpen warm-up, Shane McClanahan felt something tweak in his shoulder. It turns out he has a left shoulder impingement. He will undergo further tests today. It is hoped he will be able to return in the near future.

Tatis Surgery Postponed Due to Strep
The hits just keep coming for Fernando Tatis Jr.