Riding historic scoreless streak, Zac Gallen has shot at NL Cy Young Award

Two months ago, calling Zac Gallen an NL Cy Young Award candidate would have been like calling the Diamondbacks a Wild Card contender earlier this week. Fun to dream about, but out of touch with reality. After struggling to the tune of a 7.31 ERA in three starts from late June to early July, Gallen had a 3.62 ERA on the season. That is more than respectable, but it wasn't the type of performance that would warrant Cy Young votes — or All-Star votes, for that matter. When reflecting on Gallen’s first half, pitching coach Brent Strom knew there was more in the tank.