Pitcher Zac Gallen sets new record for Arizona Diamondbacks

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Arizona Diamondback pitcher Zac Gallen has made history, setting a record for consecutive scoreless innings.

The former Tar Heel took the mound Sunday evening against the Colorado Rockies and set the record for 44.1 innings pitched without allowing a run here in 2022. Gallen has been dealing this season for Arizona, with a record of 12-2 and 7th best ERA of 2.50.

The New Jersey native hadn’t given up a run since August 8th against the Cleveland Guardians. The streak did end on Sunday, with Colorado scoring three runs in the fourth inning. However, Gallen was able to pitch his name into history before that inning, snapping former Diamondback pitcher Brandon Webb’s 15-year record.

Gallen spent three years at UNC as one of the top players in the nation. The right-handed pitcher as a Tar Heel last season was his most impressive, pitching 90.2 innings with an ERA of 2.68.

After that season, Gallen was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2016 draft, becoming one of the premier pitchers to watch.

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