12:25 PM EDT, Wed April 14, 2021
AZ Snake Pit 2 hours ago
Snake Bytes: 4/14 - Things Started So Well

Snake Bytes: 4/14 - Things Started So Well

Photo by Norm Hall/ Starting pitching...check. Taco offense...check. Bullpen... Bullpen... Bullpen...? Diamondbacks News Oakland 7, Arizona 5 Zac Gallen was great. Carson Kelly and Asdrubal Cabrera continued to rake. Locastro stole another base. All of that for naught. A great first half of the game was spoiled by Arizona being unable to weather the bullpen allowing six runs over the final five innings. Gallen Debuts, Strikes Out Eight in Return from IL Zac Gallen finally made his regular season debut on Tuesday afternoon. The results were impressive, giving the team...
AZ Snake Pit 15 hours ago
Diamondbacks 5, A’s 7: Dog Day Afternoon

Diamondbacks 5, A’s 7: Dog Day Afternoon

Zac Gallen pitched four decent innings in his first start off the IL, and left with a 4-run lead. Then the bullpen happened. I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised to catch Zac Gallen’s first start of the season, though given how quickly he was back after that weird stress fracture in his arm, I wasn’t sure what to expect. While he wasn’t particularly sharp—no perfectly clean innings and big pitch counts in each inning he pitched—he still looked pretty good. So that was nice. After going up 0-2 on A’s leadoff batter Mark Canha, Gallen threw the next four pitches...
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Zac Gallen dazzles in return, but Diamondbacks blow five-run lead in loss to Athletics

Zac Gallen dazzles in return, but Diamondbacks blow five-run lead in loss to Athletics

The Arizona Diamondbacks led big early in Tuesday afternoon's game, but couldn't hold it in a 7-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics.       
AZ Snake Pit 21 hours ago
D-backs Preview #12: 4/13 vs. Athletics

D-backs Preview #12: 4/13 vs. Athletics

Photo by Ralph Freso/ Definitely pleased to see Gallen back. Line-ups Today's Lineups ATHLETICS DIAMONDBACKS Mark Canha - LF Tim Locastro - CF Ramon Laureano - CF Kole Calhoun - RF Jed Lowrie - 2B Eduardo Escobar - 2B Matt Chapman - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Seth Brown - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Stephen Piscotty - RF David Peralta - LF Elvis Andrus - SS Carson Kelly - C Aramis Garcia - C Wyatt Mathisen - 1B Jesus Luzardo - LHP Zac Gallen - RHP Roster move To make way for Gallen, the team optioned Matt Peacock to the alternate training...
AZ Snake Pit Apr 13, 2021
Snake Bytes 4/13: Save a Rotation Spot. Ride a Horse.

Snake Bytes 4/13: Save a Rotation Spot. Ride a Horse.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The pain continues. Arizona Diamondbacks News [AZ Central] Diamondbacks’ Zac Gallen set to return from injured list; Christian Walker now out - Diamondbacks right-hander Zac Gallen will be making his return from the injured list on Tuesday, but based on the way he felt, he might have never needed it in the first place. Gallen said the first few days after he was told in late March that he had a hairline fracture in his right forearm were the best his arm had felt all spring training. He understood the reasoning for holding off and...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Apr 12, 2021
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen set to return from injured list; Christian Walker now out

Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen set to return from injured list; Christian Walker now out

Diamondbacks right-hander Zac Gallen will make his highly anticipated return from the injured list on Tuesday afternoon.       
AZ Snake Pit Apr 6, 2021
How well did Diamondback starters pitch when the game was close?

How well did Diamondback starters pitch when the game was close?

Zac Gallen covers the plate. Diamondbacks won this game. | Photo by Bob Levey/ Let’s focus on five pitchers in this season’s rotation. At the end of each game, saves measure whether bullpen pitchers held a lead when the game was close. What about the beginning of a game? Is there a similar measure? Finding an answer required several steps. Let’s look at the last two seasons (2019 and 2020) for each pitcher in the 2021 rotation. One caveat is that this season’s starters will include additional pitchers. Let’s limit some sources of variability that could add...
AZ Snake Pit Apr 1, 2021
Diamondbacks 2021 Opening Day roster and line-up announced

Diamondbacks 2021 Opening Day roster and line-up announced

Photo by Norm Hall/ Riley Smith is the final addition to the bullpen Roster moves The Arizona Diamondbacks set their 2021 Opening Day roster with a series of transactions. Recalled RHP Riley Smith from Triple-A Reno. Placed RHP Zac Gallen on the 10-day injured list (right forearm hairline stress fracture of radial head) retroactive to March 29. Placed OF Kole Calhoun on the 10-day injured list (right knee medial meniscus tear) retroactive to March 29. Smith made six appearances for the D-backs in long relief last year, working 18.1 innings and allowing only three...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 31, 2021
2021 Diamondbacks win predictions

2021 Diamondbacks win predictions

Photo by Sasha/Hulton Archive/ On the eve of the season, where do the SnakePit writers think the D-backs will finish? Keegan Thompson 72 Success for the Arizona Diamondbacks is looking like it will hinge on the starting rotation and bullpen. Both leave a lot left to be desired right now. Zac Gallen being out to start the season is a massive setback. Luke Weaver doesn’t even look like he belongs in the rotation at this point and time. How long of a leash does Caleb Smith have? Alex Young, Taylor Clarke, Jon Duplantier, Taylor Widener, and J.B. Bukausas are going...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 28, 2021
Diamondbacks rotation announced; MadBum to start Opening Day; roster all but set

Diamondbacks rotation announced; MadBum to start Opening Day; roster all but set

Rob Schumacher/The Republic via Imagn Content Services, LLC Also, a flare-up of Nick Ahmed’s knee issues. Diamondbacks rotation announced To absolutely no-one’s surprise, especially after the injury to Zac Gallen, Madison Bumgarner will be Arizona’s Opening Day starter against Yu Darvish and the Padres in San Diego on Thursday. Torey Lovullo announced this during today’s pre-game media call (the game isn’t being broadcast locally, so there’ll be no Gameday Thread). He also set up the rest of the starting rotation, with Bumgarner being followed by Merrill...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 24, 2021
Zac Gallen has hairline fracture; timeliness uncertain

Zac Gallen has hairline fracture; timeliness uncertain

Photo by Ralph Freso/ I feel almost relieved The news on Monday that Arizona’s young pitching ace-in-waiting, Zac Gallen, had a sore forearm was rather concerning. Unsurprisingly, many fans' thoughts drifted to the worst case scenario, of Tommy John surgery. So it probably comes as a relief to hear manager Torey Lovullo say last night that Gallen actually suffered a hairline stress fracture in his right forearm. Lovullo certainly sounded relieved, calling it "the best news possible, when we were considering what some of the other options are." It will rule the...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 23, 2021
D-Backs' Zac Gallen out with hairline fracture in pitching arm

D-Backs' Zac Gallen out with hairline fracture in pitching arm

The Diamondbacks avoided the worst-case scenario with Zac Gallen but still are likely to be without their best pitcher for weeks.       
AZ Snake Pit Mar 23, 2021
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #23: 3/23 vs. Mariners

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #23: 3/23 vs. Mariners

Photo by Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos via Another day, another tie? Diamondbacks line-up Ketel Marte, CF Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B Eduardo Escobar, 3B Christian Walker, 1B Stephen Vogt, C Nick Ahmed, SS Trayce Thompson, RF Pavin Smith, LF Merrill Kelly, RHP + RHP Joakim Soria, RHP Chris Devenski, LHP Ryan Buchter Torey Lovullo notes A second opinion confirmed Zac Gallen has a hair line stress fracture on the right lateral forearm at the radial head. That is just below the elbow, on the outside. There is no tendon, ligament or muscle damage. It’s confirmed this came from...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 22, 2021
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen scratched from start after forearm discomfort

Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen scratched from start after forearm discomfort

D-Backs Pitcher Zac Gallen has undergone a battery of tests but severity of injury still unclear.       
AZ Snake Pit Mar 18, 2021
Snake Bytes 3/18: Gallen Gutted

Snake Bytes 3/18: Gallen Gutted

A SURPRISE loss Diamondbacks News: Rangers 3, D-backs 0 Man it was so good to get out to a ballpark and watch a spring training game with the bros. We took the long-ass drive to Surprise giddy with hope of an easy victory - Zac Gallen was starting so those hopes were extremely high. The game started off well with Locastro leading off, getting HBP and shortly after stealing 2nd base. All that excitement as I was in line to buy chicken strips and curly fries with Turambar and Keegan. As the food disappeared so did the D-backs offense The team just could not get ANYTHING going...

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