Diamondbacks series preview vs the falling Padres
By Jake Oliver
Tuesday, 08/31 @Chase Field 6:40 PM AZTime
Zac Gallen v Blake Snell
Zac Gallen is having a rather mixed season this year. He’s only faced the Padres once this year. It was a couple of weeks ago when he went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs, 3 HRs. Zac’s been good his last two starts and will look to keep it going. I certainly hope he can. His overall stat-line this year is 2-7, 37 walks, 102 K’s, and a 4.32 ERA in 85.1 innings.
Meanwhile, Blake Snell has not been the Blake Snell the Padres were expecting to get when they traded for him in the off-season. In fact, this has been his worst year in his career by far. He’s starting to find his form though. Over the past month, he’s gone 2-1, 10 walks, 44 K’s, and 2.12 ERA in only 29.2 innings. Overall, on the year, he is 6-5, 65 walks, 149 K’s, and a 4.58 ERA in 114 innings.
The Padres have hit Gallen well as 5 of their hitters have an HR off him. Additionally, out of those who have 5+ at-bats against Gallen, 5 of the batters have over a .333 batting average against him. On the other side, the Diamondbacks have struggled against Snell. Ketel is 1-14 against Snell lifetime. Walker is 0-10 in his career. Carson Kelly has had some success against Blake with 3 hits in 6 at-bats.