Arizona 1, Chicago 0
Entering the game, the Diamondbacks had zero wiggle room in the standings. Friday afternoon, Chicago pitching gave the team zero wiggle room for mistakes in the game. Zac Gallen was up to the challenge.
Gallen’s First Career Shutout Bolsters Wild Card Hopes
Zac Gallen tossed the first official complete game of his career on Friday afternoon, a three-hit shutout of the Wild Card rival Chicago Cubs.
Gallen’s CGSO Wins Classic Pitching Duel
Road games have not been kind to Gallen this season. On Friday, Gallen defied that trend, firing a complete game shutout against the team ahead of them on the Wild Card table.
Gallen’s First 9-Inning CGSO Leads Arizona to Victory
While Zac Gallen had previously tossed a “complete game shutout” it was on the back end of a truncated double header, where the games were shortened to seven innings, thus not counting as a CGSO. On Friday, Gallen went the full nine, allowing only three hits.
Diamondbacks Down Cubs, Retaining Wild Card Status
With the Reds and Marlins hot on their heels, the Diamondbacks, led by Zac Gallen’s CGSO, remained in control of their own destiny by squeaking out a narrow 1-0 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.
THAT WAS A CY YOUNG PERFORMANCE pic.twitter.com/KT7QU1S1Qv— PHNX Diamondbacks (@PHNX_Dbacks) September 8, 2023
Nick Ahmed Named Roberto Clemente Award Finalist
Well, this is a bit awkward.
Beyond the Slap: ‘Whatever you think you know about Tommy Pham, you don’t.’ (The Athletic)
Tommy Pham has made quite the impact since arriving at the deadline, but there is so much more to the story.
Jake McCarthy is playing on easy mode in Reno
Other Baseball News
Seven Pitchers Needing to Step Up Big
How neither Zac Gallen nor Merrill Kelly make the list is beyond me.
Stolen Bases Surging
The total number of stolen bases in baseball has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since 2012.
Nastiness in D.C.
Things are looking bleak in Washington D.C. right now, and I don’t mean in a political sense.
Official statement from Mark Lerner
Good luck trying to sign another marquee player in the next decade.
For teams looking for a starting pitcher this winter