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AZ Snake Pit Nov 26, 2022
2022 Diamondbacks Single-Game Performance of the Year: Gallen dominates Dodgers

2022 Diamondbacks Single-Game Performance of the Year: Gallen dominates Dodgers

Photo by Harry How/ Our ace’s aciest appearance of 2022. Here’s to many more! The voting Not particularly close in the end, with Zac Gallen’s 13 strikeout performance notching a clear majority of the votes, even after having to tidy up a couple of duplicate entries. It’s the second win for Gallen, who had previously taken this title in 2020, with a not entirely different performance, also coming against the Dodgers on a September night in Los Angeles. Here’s how the two starts stack up for Gallen: 9/2/20: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 97...
AZ Snake Pit Nov 23, 2022
2022 Diamondbacks Single-Game Performance of the Year: The Ballot

2022 Diamondbacks Single-Game Performance of the Year: The Ballot

Photo by Norm Hall/ Honorable mention: Zac Gallen’s streak. After a good, robust discussion in the nomination thread, here are the five finalists. Typically, the split has been two starting pitching, one relief pitching, and two offense, but it appears nobody could even be bothered to mention anyone from the bullpen. Given their overall performance this year, I find myself at peace with that decision. We had three starting pitching performances nominated which turned red, so we can fit all of those onto the ballot instead. There’s also the one offensive performance...
AZ Snake Pit Nov 17, 2022
Zac Gallen finishes fifth in Cy Young voting

Zac Gallen finishes fifth in Cy Young voting

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Sandy Alcantara was a unanimous winner. If there was no doubt about the winner of the 2022 Cy Young award, things were considerably murkier thereafter. Seven different players received at least one second-place vote, six got a third-place vote, and the fourth-place ballots listed no fewer than nine pitchers. No other pitcher bar Alcantara was mentioned on more than 23 of the 30 ballots. Zac Gallen finished fourth, with three voters listing him in second place, including Jayson Stark of The Athletic, and was named between second and fifth on...

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