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D’Backs Gallen named National Pitcher of the Month for August

Arizona Diamondbacks

Zac Gallen compiled a perfect 5-0 record with a 0.68 ERA including 44 strikeouts over 40 innings pitched

PHOENIX, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY-TV ) - Arizona Diamondbacks righthander Zac Gallen earned his first career NL Pitcher of the Month Award and is Arizona’s second consecutive recipient, following his rotation-mate Merrill Kelly. This marks the first time that Arizona has consecutive Pitcher of the Month Awards since Hall of Famer Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in April-May 2002.

The 27-year-old finished his award-winning month on a 34.1-inning scoreless streak dating back to August 8th, which is the second-longest in franchise history behind Brandon Webb’s 42.0-inning streak in 2007.

American League and National League Players of the Month Presented by Chevrolet

  • AL – Alex Bregman, HOU
  • NL – Nolan Arenado, STL

American League and National League Pitchers of the Month

  • AL – Drew Rasmussen, TB
  • NL – Zac Gallen, ARI

American League and National League Rookies of the Month

  • AL – George Kirby, SEA
  • NL – Michael Harris II, ATL

American League and National League Relievers of the Month

  • AL – Emmanuel Clase, CLE
  • NL – Edwin Díaz, NYM
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