ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs’ Zac Gallen earns NL Player of the Week amid scoreless streak

Sep 6, 2022, 1:19 PM | Updated: 1:20 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen walks to the dugout after pitching against the San Francisco Giant...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen walks to the dugout after pitching against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

(AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen was named National League Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Gallen was stellar over his last two outings, going 2-0 with no runs scored and 14 strikeouts over 14 innings pitched. He also saw his active scoreless streak improve to 41.1 innings, good enough for second in team history behind only Brandon Webb (42). It marks the eighth-longest streak without a run scored in MLB history.

His first game of the week against the Philadelphia Phillies went off without a hitch behind seven innings of two-hit baseball and seven strikeouts.

Days later, he put up a near identical performance against the Philadelphia Phillies with two hits allowed and seven strikeouts registered over seven innings of work.

The last two outings have only added to Gallen’s strong play over the last month or so.

Since July 22, Gallen has picked up a win in six of his last eight starts. The two matchups he did not pick up a victory were no-decisions. Over that span, Gallen posted an impressive 0.61 ERA and struck out 63 batters to 12 walks.

Entering play Tuesday, Gallen sports the sixth-best ERA among MLB pitchers (2.42).

Gallen’s NL Player of the Week nod comes after fellow starter Merrill Kelly picked up the honor at the beginning of August. Kelly currently paces the team with 12 wins compared to Gallen’s 11. Gallen, however, sports a team-leading 2.42 ERA while Kelly sits in second with a 2.84 ERA.

The Diamondbacks are back in action Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres. First pitch is slated for 6:40 p.m. Tune to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Zac Gallen #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks checks a runner at first base during the first inning ag...
Associated Press

D-backs blanked by Brewers in Zac Gallen’s final start of season

D-backs Zac Gallen stuck out six and allowed three runs over 5.0 innings in his final start of the season on Tuesday night.
22 hours ago
Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks advances to third base on a single by Carson Kelly #1...
Jake Anderson

D-backs rookie Corbin Carroll paces fastest home-to-3rd time since 2020

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie outfielder Corbin Carroll has hit the ground running since making his MLB debut on Aug. 29.
22 hours ago
Joe Mantiply #35 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Mil...
Associated Press

Diamondbacks bullpen blows 2 late leads in extra-inning loss to Brewers

The D-backs bullpen blew a three-run lead in the 9th inning and a one-run lead in the 10th in Monday night's 6-5 loss to the Brewers.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Stone Garrett hits a double against the San Francisco Giants during the eight...
Arizona Sports

Stone Garrett embraces competition for spot in Diamondbacks’ outfield

Stone Garrett is using the final week of the Diamondbacks' season to cement the notion that he belongs in Major League Baseball on a regular basis.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake McCarthy slides home to score against the San Francisco Giants during th...
Associated Press

Diamondbacks bullpen blows lead in extras vs. Giants

David Villar hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give the Giants a 4-3 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
3 days ago
Emmanuel Rivera #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks prepares for a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates ...
Alex Weiner

D-backs place Emmanuel Rivera on IL, select INF Jake Hager

The D-backs selected infielder Jake Hager Sunday from Triple-A Reno to replace Emmanuel Rivera on the roster. 
3 days ago
D-backs’ Zac Gallen earns NL Player of the Week amid scoreless streak