In a stunning turn of events, Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen has filed a suit against his own team for failing to provide him with adequate run support over the course of the 2020 season.
In his claim, Gallen cites statistics that show the Arizona offense as only having given him 1 or fewer runs of support in 5 of his 9 starts. He goes on to outline his gleaming 2.29 ERA in 2020, and how his disappointing 1-1 record has led to him receiving little recognition for his body of work, largely due to the floundering Diamondbacks hitters.
"You would think that at a point they would at least be able to luck into a home run or something," the frustrated Gallen said. "Hell, even Weaver gets more runs than I do. And his ERA is in the 7s!"
"I don't know what more I can do to hand-deliver this team a win," he said. "Do I need to hit too? We just cut our DH because he couldn't even put the ball in play. Think about that for a second. Our designated hitter couldn't hit."
Torey Lovullo defended his team, stating "Look, what Zac has done is impressive. There's no denying that. But I only have about four guys hitting above .250 right now. I'm about to send Baxter (mascot) up to get some ABs."
Zac Gallen has even been historically good, setting the record for most consecutive starts giving up 3 or fewer earned runs to start his major league career. That streak was snapped last week, when he left the game with the bases loaded in the 6th inning. Reliever Junior Guerra proceeded to walk in a run before retiring the side, ending the streak at an impressive 23 games.
"Look, all I'm asking for is a little help here. Is that too much to ask?" Gallen's voice cracked outside of the courthouse, before embracing his supporter and fellow victim Jacob DeGrom.
Presiding Judge Aaron declined to comment on the proceedings.