Dbacks’ Zac Gallen Exits Game Early Due to Injury

Dbacks’ Zac Gallen left tonight’s game after just six pitches due to left hamstring strain, the team announced.

After one of his throws, Geno Suarez quickly called for a trainer, and Gallen was taken off the field right away as he didn’t seem alright.

The 28-year-old right-hander, who has finished among the top five in NL Cy Young Award voting for the past two seasons, hopped after releasing a fastball to DJ Stewart, his second batter.

The Dblacks, currently 25-30, are already dealing with the absence of right-hander Merrill Kelly, out since April 15 due to right shoulder inflammation, and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who signed an $80 million, four-year contract but hasn’t pitched this season because of shoulder inflammation.

Rookie Bryce Jarvis took over for Gallen, who came into the game with a 5-2 record and a 3.12 ERA in 10 starts. It’s unlikely Gallen returns to the game.

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