Arizona Diamondbacks

Zac Gallen

Batting
Runs 665 9th
Batting Average .258 10th
On Base Percentage .327 13th
Slugging Percentage .450 9th
Pitching
Earned Run Average 4.42 13th
Quality Starts 53 6th
WHIP 1.32 13th
BAA .255 19th
2019 NL West Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Los Angeles 85 44 .659 W3
Arizona 64 64 .500 L1
San Francisco 63 65 .492 L4
San Diego 59 67 .468 L2
Colorado 58 70 .453 L1
Injuries
  • SP
    Taijuan Walker (Elbow) 60-day IL (03/25)
  • RF
    Steven Souza Jr. (ACL) 60-day IL (03/26); is out for season
  • SP
    Robbie Ray (Back) 10-day IL (08/15)
  • RP
    Matt Andriese (Foot) 10-day IL (07/20)
  • RP
    Silvino Bracho (Elbow) 60-day IL (03/25)
  • SP
    Luke Weaver (Forearm) 60-day IL (05/27)
  • RP
    Yoshihisa Hirano (Elbow) 10-day IL (08/17)
  • SP
    Corbin Martin (Elbow) 60-day IL (07/05); is out for season

Arizona Diamondbacks News

  • @Dbacks • 3h

    AZ Snake Pit: Preview, #129: 8/23 @ Brewers

    It's probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that the losers of this series can almost certainly kiss their post-season hopes goodbye. That's particularly true for the Diamondbacks, who come in five back of the second wild-card with 34 games left to play. They probably need to go at least 22-12 to close that gap, and hope the teams ahead of them falter. But the Brewers, with home-field advantage and 31/2 behind the Cubs, don't have a lot of room for error either. Neither team has been setting the world on fire of late: Milwaukee is just 4-6 over the last ten games, and Arizona are 5-5, neither exactly making the sort of push for contention needed in late August.

    It's probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that the losers of this series can almost certainly kiss their post-season hopes goodbye. That's particularly true for the Diamondbacks, who come in five back of the second wild-card with 34 games left to play. They probably need to go at least 22-12 to close that gap, and hope the teams ahead of them falter. But the Brewers, with home-field advantage and 31/2 behind the Cubs, don't have a lot of room for error either. Neither team has been setting the world on fire of late: Milwaukee is just 4-6 over the last ten games, and Arizona are 5-5, neither exactly making the sort of push for contention needed in late August.

  • @Dbacks • 10h
  • Slick Nick. Crash Landing. El de la Pica. El Nio. Freight Train.The #Dbacks are ready for #PlayersWeekend. https://t.co/w5GetAh1BH

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  • @Dbacks • 11h

    AZ Snake Pit: Snake Bytes 8/23: On to Milwaukee

    Most of baseball's greatest hitters have been outfielders or corner infielders, a glaring trend that still exists today (See: Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Kris Bryant etc.). But shortstops, players often regarded as defensive specialists, are charting better numbers offensively than they have in recent memory.

    Get well soon, Robbie Ray. Your health is imperative for the Arizona Diamondbacks if they hope to continue fighting in the loaded National League Wild Card race, Richard Justice of MLB.com writes.

    Sure, I'll go ahead and include this, because, really? What is a Snake Bytes article without a discussion about either a new stadium or the juiced ball :-)

    The Brewers are 36-26 on their home turf.

    Most of baseball's greatest hitters have been outfielders or corner infielders, a glaring trend that still exists today (See: Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Kris Bryant etc.). But shortstops, players often regarded as defensive specialists, are charting better numbers offensively than they have in recent memory.

    Get well soon, Robbie Ray. Your health is imperative for the Arizona Diamondbacks if they hope to continue fighting in the loaded National League Wild Card race, Richard Justice of MLB.com writes.

    Sure, I'll go ahead and include this, because, really? What is a Snake Bytes article without a discussion about either a new stadium or the juiced ball :-)

    The Brewers are 36-26 on their home turf.

  • @Dbacks • 15h

    Official Site of the Diamondbacks: LIVE: Silver Slugger Awards unveiled

    A live simulcast of the announcements is also streaming on MLB.com.

    Here are the winners, as they are announced on MLB Network:

    AMERICAN LEAGUE
    Catcher:
    First base: Eric Hosmer (Royals)
    Second base:
    Third base:
    Shortstop:
    Outfield: Aaron Judge (Yankees)
    Outfield: Justin Upton (Angels)
    Outfield: George Springer (Astros)
    Designated hitter:

    NATIONAL LEAGUE
    Catcher:
    First base: Paul Goldschmidt (D-backs)
    Second base:
    Third base:
    Shortstop:
    Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins)
    Outfield: Marcell Ozuna (Marlins)
    Outfield: Charlie Blackmon (Rockies)
    Pitcher:

    The first week of awards season concludes Friday with the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year honors announced at 6 p.

    A live simulcast of the announcements is also streaming on MLB.com.

    Here are the winners, as they are announced on MLB Network:

    AMERICAN LEAGUE
    Catcher:
    First base: Eric Hosmer (Royals)
    Second base:
    Third base:
    Shortstop:
    Outfield: Aaron Judge (Yankees)
    Outfield: Justin Upton (Angels)
    Outfield: George Springer (Astros)
    Designated hitter:

    NATIONAL LEAGUE
    Catcher:
    First base: Paul Goldschmidt (D-backs)
    Second base:
    Third base:
    Shortstop:
    Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins)
    Outfield: Marcell Ozuna (Marlins)
    Outfield: Charlie Blackmon (Rockies)
    Pitcher:

    The first week of awards season concludes Friday with the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year honors announced at 6 p.

  • @Dbacks • 1d

    AZ Snake Pit: Dugout talk: Q&A Featuring Diamondback's Outfielder Josh Rojas

    During the final seconds before the 2019 trade deadline, Josh Rojas was traded along with Corbin Martin, Seth Beer and J.B. Bukauskas from the Astros organization to the Arizona Diamondbacks, for Zack Greinke. It was the biggest trade of the day, and returned Josh Rojas to the state were he was born, and the team which he grew up supporting.

    This intrigued me: I believe it was the very first time I had heard of a D-backs player that actually grew up as a fan of them. This is what the team has been waiting for.

    During the final seconds before the 2019 trade deadline, Josh Rojas was traded along with Corbin Martin, Seth Beer and J.B. Bukauskas from the Astros organization to the Arizona Diamondbacks, for Zack Greinke. It was the biggest trade of the day, and returned Josh Rojas to the state were he was born, and the team which he grew up supporting.

    This intrigued me: I believe it was the very first time I had heard of a D-backs player that actually grew up as a fan of them. This is what the team has been waiting for.

  • @Dbacks • 1d

    azcentral.com: Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed part of MLB's shortstop revolution

    Attend any high school or college baseball game and odds are you'll discover the shortstop is one of the team's most-talented players on both sides of the ball.

    This is because playing shortstop requires relatively elite athleticism. And, in a general sense, it would stand to reason that a team's best athlete would not only be one of their better defenders but also one of their more adept hitters.

    Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, however, this has not been the case.

    Among all-time leaders in OPS+, a rate statistic that stacks a player's OPS against the league average for that year and adjusts for ballpark factors, only one player in the top 100 or so was a shortstop.

    Attend any high school or college baseball game and odds are you'll discover the shortstop is one of the team's most-talented players on both sides of the ball.

    This is because playing shortstop requires relatively elite athleticism. And, in a general sense, it would stand to reason that a team's best athlete would not only be one of their better defenders but also one of their more adept hitters.

    Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, however, this has not been the case.

    Among all-time leaders in OPS+, a rate statistic that stacks a player's OPS against the league average for that year and adjusts for ballpark factors, only one player in the top 100 or so was a shortstop.

  • @Dbacks • 1d

    AZ Snake Pit: D-backs fans are all about the future...

    Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Diamondbacks fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

    What interests you the most about the rest of the Diamondbacks season?

    This week's Diamondbacks' specific question asked what you were watching with greatest interest over these final forty-odd games. Was it the wild-card chase, Ketel Marte's MVP battle, the young players development - or have you abandoned baseball entirely, and turned your attention to other sports?

    Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Diamondbacks fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

    What interests you the most about the rest of the Diamondbacks season?

    This week's Diamondbacks' specific question asked what you were watching with greatest interest over these final forty-odd games. Was it the wild-card chase, Ketel Marte's MVP battle, the young players development - or have you abandoned baseball entirely, and turned your attention to other sports?

  • @Dbacks • 2d

    AZ Snake Pit: Snake Bytes 8/22: The Melville Show

    In an emergency start for the Colorado Rockies, virtual nobody Tim Melville stung the Diamondbacks offense leaving it mostly crippled for 7 innings. Melville allowed just 2 hits, 2 walks and gave up just 1 run, which happened to be a solo HR off the bat of Ketel Marte in the 6th. Melville, who was a cook at a bbq restaurant this time last season, struck out 4 D-backs before leaving the game on a high-horse in after the 7th.

    Joel Payamps, formerly drafted by the Colorado Rockies, made his professional and D-backs debut last night in the 6th inning.

    In an emergency start for the Colorado Rockies, virtual nobody Tim Melville stung the Diamondbacks offense leaving it mostly crippled for 7 innings. Melville allowed just 2 hits, 2 walks and gave up just 1 run, which happened to be a solo HR off the bat of Ketel Marte in the 6th. Melville, who was a cook at a bbq restaurant this time last season, struck out 4 D-backs before leaving the game on a high-horse in after the 7th.

    Joel Payamps, formerly drafted by the Colorado Rockies, made his professional and D-backs debut last night in the 6th inning.

  • @Dbacks • 2d

    azcentral.com: Leake struggles early, Diamondbacks' 4-game win-streak snapped in loss to Rockies

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    By the Associated Press

    Tim Melville pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his first major league appearance in almost two years, and the Colorado Rockies cruised to a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Melville, a 29-year-old right-hander with just six previous big-league appearances who started this season in independent ball, limited Arizona to a first-inning double and a sixth-inning home run to go with four strikeouts and two walks. He also picked up his first major-league hit -- a two-out, fourth-inning single -- and his first two career RBIs.

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    By the Associated Press

    Tim Melville pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his first major league appearance in almost two years, and the Colorado Rockies cruised to a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Melville, a 29-year-old right-hander with just six previous big-league appearances who started this season in independent ball, limited Arizona to a first-inning double and a sixth-inning home run to go with four strikeouts and two walks. He also picked up his first major-league hit -- a two-out, fourth-inning single -- and his first two career RBIs.

  • @Dbacks • 2d

    azcentral.com: With Zack Greinke's contract gone, time for Diamondbacks to pay Nick Ahmed

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    Pitcher Zack Greinke's hefty contract forced the Diamondbacks to live life on the cheap, like the friend at dinner who visits the bathroom every time he sees the check coming.

    At least that's what the franchise wanted us to believe while Greinke was here and making $34 million or so annually.

    Maybe that was true. Or maybe it was a convenient way to explain why they refused to write many hefty checks.

    Either way, Greinke is gone now, and so is most of the weight of his contract.

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    Pitcher Zack Greinke's hefty contract forced the Diamondbacks to live life on the cheap, like the friend at dinner who visits the bathroom every time he sees the check coming.

    At least that's what the franchise wanted us to believe while Greinke was here and making $34 million or so annually.

    Maybe that was true. Or maybe it was a convenient way to explain why they refused to write many hefty checks.

    Either way, Greinke is gone now, and so is most of the weight of his contract.

  • @Dbacks • 2d

    AZ Snake Pit: D'backs 2, Rockies 7: Death By A Thousand Singles

    Pop quiz. Who prepared more for today's game, the YouTube broadcast crew, or the D'backs hitters and scouts against Tim Melville? My rhetorically sarcastic question is unfair to the D'backs considering they had less than 24 hours to prepare for Melville's start. He was called up by the Colorado Rockies for an emergency start after Jon Gray was placed on the injured list with a fractured left foot. Torey Lovullo commented that he did not learn Melville was making the start until 11:00 PM last night leaving almost no time for his staff to develop a plan of attack.

    Pop quiz. Who prepared more for today's game, the YouTube broadcast crew, or the D'backs hitters and scouts against Tim Melville? My rhetorically sarcastic question is unfair to the D'backs considering they had less than 24 hours to prepare for Melville's start. He was called up by the Colorado Rockies for an emergency start after Jon Gray was placed on the injured list with a fractured left foot. Torey Lovullo commented that he did not learn Melville was making the start until 11:00 PM last night leaving almost no time for his staff to develop a plan of attack.

  • @Dbacks • 2d
  • Another day, another #DbacksJack for Ketel. https://t.co/4fGrWhDK1f

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  • @Dbacks • 2d

    azcentral.com: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies game can be watched on YouTube and right here

    MLB

    The Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies game on Wednesday can only be seen on YouTube.

    The game, which starts at 12:40 p.m., will be the seventh baseball game to be broadcasted exclusively on YouTube.

    Announcer Rich Waltz, former Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder and MLB Network analyst Eric Byrnes and MLB Network reporter Alexa Datt will be the broadcast crew for the game.

    Former Diamondbacks star Luis Gonzalez will participate in a curated chat during the broadcast on YouTube that will feature content creators and representatives from both teams.

    You can watch the game right here: Other ways to watch the game:

    The game broadcast will be available to all for free from any device without having to log in by going to YouTube.

    The Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies game on Wednesday can only be seen on YouTube.

    The game, which starts at 12:40 p.m., will be the seventh baseball game to be broadcasted exclusively on YouTube.

    Announcer Rich Waltz, former Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder and MLB Network analyst Eric Byrnes and MLB Network reporter Alexa Datt will be the broadcast crew for the game.

    Former Diamondbacks star Luis Gonzalez will participate in a curated chat during the broadcast on YouTube that will feature content creators and representatives from both teams.

    You can watch the game right here: Other ways to watch the game:

    The game broadcast will be available to all for free from any device without having to log in by going to YouTube.

  • @Dbacks • 2d
  • Lets finish strong. #RattleOnCatch todays action on @YouTube and ESPN 620 AM. https://t.co/mxTKDwGeUJ

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  • @Dbacks • 3d

    azcentral.com: Robbie Ray nears return as Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation remains in flux

    In a nearly empty Chase Field early Tuesday afternoon, loud grunts resonated from the home bullpen, followed by the pop of a catcher's mitt.

    Robbie Ray was back on a mound. As it turned out, he was feeling good.

    Ray appears to be pointing toward a return from the injured list Sunday in Milwaukee, a move that would mark the latest adjustment to the Diamondbacks' starting rotation in a season filled with them.

    Unlike the past two years, when they largely have been able to get through some early-season bumps before being able to stabilize their rotation, the Diamondbacks either have been in a state of constant flux or have battled inconsistent results for much of the season.

    In a nearly empty Chase Field early Tuesday afternoon, loud grunts resonated from the home bullpen, followed by the pop of a catcher's mitt.

    Robbie Ray was back on a mound. As it turned out, he was feeling good.

    Ray appears to be pointing toward a return from the injured list Sunday in Milwaukee, a move that would mark the latest adjustment to the Diamondbacks' starting rotation in a season filled with them.

    Unlike the past two years, when they largely have been able to get through some early-season bumps before being able to stabilize their rotation, the Diamondbacks either have been in a state of constant flux or have battled inconsistent results for much of the season.

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