Diamondbacks’ Zack Godley to Get Another Start

By Thomas Lynch

Sep 9, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Godley pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The wonderful, improbable ride of Zack Godley has one more chapter in this 2015 season. Godley, thought to be banished to the bullpen for the rest of the year, will now be making another start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday according to Zach Buchanan at azcentral.He takes the place of Jhoulys Chacin who was supposed to get the ball for the final road contest of the D-backs’ campaign.

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The right-handed Godley last pitched in a game on September 15th, an inning and a third outing against the Padres. His last start came on September 9th vs. the San Francisco Giants in which he went five innings and gave up only one run on three hits. Godley struck out five and boosted his record to 5-1. In eight games, including five starts, the rookie has a 3.48 ERA with 15 walks and 31 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings.

As for Chacin, could this signal the end of his brief D-backs’ career or did management want to see one more outing from Godley? Chacin did relatively well in four starts with a 3.04 ERA in 23 2/3 innings. He last pitched on Monday, picking up the victory at Dodgers Stadium with 5 1/3 innings of two run ball. The 27-year old Chacin is due to become a free agent at the end of the year.

Buchanan sums up Godley’s season in one tweet: