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Monday, September 5, 2022
Sportsman of the Week Ending 9/4/2022
The Arizona Diamondbacks are on a rebuild and not making much headlines in the top-heavy National League West Division, but one player is making record breaking performances. Zac Gallen is on an absolute tear with his right arm. He is now up to six straight starts without allowing a run (let alone an earned run). Since his last runs allowed August 2, he's now gone 41 1/3 innings with just 16 hits (and 8 walks). He's gone from 6-2 to 11-2 and shaved nearly a point off of his pretty good ERA down to 2.42. His six starts without a run ties a record, he does have a little work to do to catch Orel Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings. The D-backs aren't that bad of a team, just 5 games under .500 and in third place behind the much more experienced and highly compensated Dodgers and Padres. For this week, Gallen notched 14 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, and 14 K's in wins over the contending Brewers and Phillies. A story to watch during September, Gallen is a worthy Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!