Zac Gallen

Zac Gallen

SP - ARI
Height: 6-2
Weight: 191 lbs
Age: 26
College: North Carolina
Arizona Diamondbacks

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The ScoreMLB Tuesday best bets: Cease, Gallen headline juicy day for under bettors

We're back to our winning ways after cashing both of our MLB picks on Monday, and we love the pitching matchups for Tuesday. Here are our best bets.Rays vs. Marlins under 6.5 runs (-110), 6:40 p.m. ETThe lowest total on the board Tuesday is also the most appealing under bet available, as Pablo Lopez and Shane McClanahan face off in the best pitcher's duel on the slate.If you've been reading our articles daily, you know how much we love Lopez, who leads the NL with a 1.57 ERA and 6.1 H/9 alongside a stellar 0.91 WHIP. Aside from a short stint against the Nationals when he simply couldn't keep the ball on the ground, the Marlins ace allowed a combined five runs in seven starts and walked no more than two batters in any of them.On the other side, McClanahan (2.33 ERA, 2.70 FIP) has some of the best stuff in the bigs, as evidenced by owning MLB's second-best strikeout rate (36.7%) and a paltry 35.6% hard-hit rate. The Rays youngster is also coming off arguably his two best starts of the season: He went seven innings in each with a combined one run, one walk, and 18 punchouts.If that's not enough to make you consider the under, both teams' best hitters - Jazz Chisholm Jr. (hamstring) and Wander Franco (quadriceps) - are banged-up entering Tuesday, assuming they play at all.White Sox vs. Red Sox under 7.5 (-105), 8:10 p.m.Another pitcher's duel is in store in Chicago between two traditional AL powers whose bats haven't been up to the task early on.White Sox starter Dylan Cease has been as advertised through his first eight starts, especially as a strikeout artist. The flamethrowing righty leads all qualified starters in strikeout rate (36.8%) and ranks fourth in FIP (2.17), and he's lasted at least five frames in seven of eight starts with a 2.04 ERA in those appearances. The lone outlier came against the mighty Yankees, who still racked up 20 swinging strikes against Cease in four innings.Nick Pivetta hasn't been quite as prolific with the Red Sox, especially early on, but he's been sharp over his last three starts - allowing a combined two runs on 10 hits in 22 innings. He pitched a two-hitter through nine innings against the Astros and recorded a six-inning shutout against these very White Sox on May 7.Both of these lineups rank in the top four in chase rate, and the Red Sox are especially vulnerable to whiffing, which is a bad sign against Cease. Although both batting orders boast star power, expect pitching to reign supreme on Tuesday.Royals' 1st 5 innings under 1.5 runs (-105) @ Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ETDespite a 14-27 record on the year, the Royals' bats have picked up the pace in recent weeks, plating at least four runs in five of their last six games. That run ends Tuesday against Diamondbacks stud Zac Gallen.It feels like we write about Gallen every time he's on the mound, but why wouldn't we if he keeps cashing at this rate? The 26-year-old righty has been virtually unhittable this year, pacing MLB in ERA (1.14) and WHIP (0.71) among starters with at least 30 innings pitched.He's also been remarkably consistent, especially early in games. Through seven appearances, he's allowed zero or one run in six of them, with the lone outlier a two-run outing against the Marlins. Even then, he blanked Miami for the first six frames before surrendering a couple of runs in the seventh.Entering Tuesday, the Royals rank in the bottom three in baseball in average runs scored through the first five innings (1.78), while Gallen has allowed just three such runs the entire season in 34 innings. I don't expect this game to substantially change either mark.C Jackson Cowart is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on Twitter (@CJacksonCowart) or email him at [email protected] © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Yahoo SportsZac Gallen off to terrific start for Arizona Diamondbacks

Former UNC baseball standout Zac Gallen has developed into a legit ace for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

The ScoreMLB weekend best bets: Blue Jays' bats to spoil Greene's no-hit encore

We split our MLB picks Thursday, cashing on another Zac Gallen gem but suffering the wrath of Trevor Story in his breakout game for the Red Sox. Here are our best bets heading into the weekend: Yankees -1.5 (even) vs. White SoxMay 20, 7:05 p.m. ETThe Yankees are exerting their will, winning 21 of their last 25 games, 14 of which were multi-run victories. I see no reason to bet against that trend in Friday's home tilt with a favorable pitching matchup.To be clear, New York's bats deserve most of the credit for the team's scintillating run. The Yankees pace the majors in hard-hit rate (46.9%), barrel rate (11.9%), and exit velocity (91.5 mph) by a distance and own the top spot in every expected hitting metric on Statcast. They've been even better across this 25-game run, boasting an .804 OPS with a whopping 44 home runs.That's bad news for White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel, who survived his last encounter with New York but is still vulnerable to hard contact as a soft-tossing ground-baller with diminishing velocity. Conversely, Yankees lefty Nestor Cortes Jr. threw eight innings of one-run ball in his last start against Chicago - a 5-1 win - and should be in line for another victory here. Tigers (-110) @ GuardiansMay 20, 7:10 p.m.When Aaron Civale pitches, bad things happen for the Guardians. In his six starts this season, they surrendered a combined 50 runs - 30 of which came with the 26-year-old on the bump.Civale (9.85 ERA) simply hasn't found his groove this year, allowing at least four earned runs in four consecutive starts - with six runs ceded in three of them. His biggest issue is keeping the ball out of play - he's punched out five or fewer batters in all but one start while allowing at least one home run in five consecutive outings.Maybe that'll jump-start a Tigers lineup that ranks last in home runs but has the power to turn things around. The Guardians dropped five of their last six games and are fortunate to not be home underdogs here. Blue Jays team total over (TBD) vs. RedsMay 21, 3:07 p.m.Reds rookie Hunter Greene deserves credit for engineering the best start of his young career Sunday when he no-hit the Pirates through 7 1/3 innings before exiting after throwing 118 pitches. But that doesn't completely make up his gaudy 7.62 ERA entering that start - or the control issues he demonstrated during it.Greene walked a season-worst five batters in that one - the fourth time in his last five starts he issued at least four free passes - but Pittsburgh's inept offense wasn't equipped to take advantage. That won't be the case with the Blue Jays, who own MLB's second-highest hard-hit rate (43.6%) and should be able to add to the NL-worst 11 home runs on Greene's resume.C Jackson Cowart is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on Twitter (@CJacksonCowart) or email him at [email protected] © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Yahoo SportsD-backs vs. Cubs Highlights

Zac Gallen pitched five stellar innings and Daulton Varsho lifted the D-backs to a 3-1 win over the Cubs with solo home run

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Yahoo SportsD-backs vs. Cubs Highlights

Zac Gallen pitched five stellar innings and Daulton Varsho lifted the D-backs to a 3-1 win over the Cubs with solo home run

Source: Yahoo Sports
Friday, May 20, 2022


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