5-0 Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. Gallen (1-0) allowed only Freddie Freeman’s sharp to right-center field with one out in the sixth. Gallen, who finished ninth in the NL Cy Young Award voting , struck out six, walked two, and hit a batter. This was his first complete game in 30 starts. The 29-year-old righty since his Diamondbacks debut on AuAugust 72019. He began the game with a 2.84 ERA since making his debut in JuJune 202019, with Miami – the eighth-lowest during that span with a minimum of 150 innings.
Arizona has won five of six and six of nine.
In four innings, Bryce Wilson (1-1) allowed four hits, including both. Wilson dropped to 0-1 with a 9.18 ERA in six career daytime appearances. The Diamondbacks took a 2-0 when Josh VanMeter walked, and Vogt hit the third homer deep into the right-field seats. Calhoun’s second homer went to the right-center and put Arizona up 3-0 in the third. Arizona tacked on two runs run in the fifth against Grant Dayton. Pavin Smith tripled, Calhoun walked, and Eduardo Escobar singled. VanMeter added an RBI single.
Ronald Acuña Jr. wasin the first. … Braves LHP Max Fried, placed on the , threw a side session and is getting closer to his return.
Gallen was helped by a diving catch from center fielder Nick Heath in the fourth. Heath ran hard to his right and caught the ball as he was outstretched in the air.
Wilson had two throwingin the second while attempting to pick off runners at first base. VanMeter advanced to third on the error, and Heath walked and advanced to second base on the second miscue.
The Braves made C William Contreras the club’s 27th man for the doubleheader. ArizonaRiley Smith from the alternate training site to serve as its 27th man. The D-backs released RHP Anthony Swarzak, who was designated for assignment on ApApril 18…
RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, 3.91) will face Cubs RHP Zach Davies (1-2, 8.80) as Atlanta and Chicago begin a four-game series on Monday. LHP Madison Bumgarner pitches for the Diamondbacks, and Drew Smyly goes for the Braves in the second game of the doubleheader. RHP Merrill Kelly (1-2, 7.71) pitches for the Diamondbacks asto open a three-game series. The Padres’ starter has yet to be determined.
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