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Regular Season 1 3 7.33 20 18 1.70

Top Scott McGough News

  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Sent to Reno

    The Diamondbacks optioned McGough to Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Since being called up to Arizona on June 8, McGough has posted an 8.18 ERA and 1.64 WHIP across 11 innings while striking out 10 batters and walking eight. He'll now head back to Triple-A following his poor performance, and Humberto Castellanos will rejoin the D-backs' bullpen as McGough's replacement.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Opening Saturday

    McGough will serve as Arizona's opening pitcher for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Saturday will mark McGough's second time serving as Arizona's opener, and he's once again expected to work in front of Tommy Henry, who is likely to operate as a bulk reliever. McGough owns a 5.85 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 20 innings this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Allows run as opener

    McGough recorded two outs as Sunday's opener against the Padres, allowing one run on one hit and no walks while striking out a batter.

    McGough allowed a solo home run to Fernando Tatis and was unable to complete the first frame after he was replaced by Tommy Henry to face Jake Cronenworth for the final out of the inning. McGough has struggled to a 6.62 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 12:10 K:BB over 17.2 innings thus far. It's unclear if the team has plans to keep him around for the time being or send him back to Triple-A Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Set to open Sunday's game

    McGough will serve as the Diamondbacks' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Padres, Jesse Friedman of reports.

    McGough was called up from Triple-A Reno on Saturday and threw a scoreless inning (11 pitches) in the Diamondback's 13-1 loss. Saturday's usage should not alter plans to have him open Sunday. Though McGough will make his second career start, he can be considered an opener after exclusively working out of the bullpen in both the majors and minors in 2024 and having yet to throw more than two innings in any of his 26 appearances. Manager Torey Lovullo didn't reveal if the Diamondbacks would lean on a primary pitcher out of the bullpen behind McGough, though the skipper suggested that Arizona would call up another arm from Triple-A to help cover some innings. Among the available pitchers currently in the Arizona bullpen, Bryce Jarvis (three days' rest) and Justin Martinez (four days' rest) are the freshest arms who could be part of the pitching plan Sunday. Over his 16 outings with the big club this season, McGough has logged a 6.35 ERA and 1.65 WHIP across 17 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Back in majors

    The Diamondbacks recalled McGough from Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

    The Diamondbacks sent McGough to Reno in early May, and he has since recorded a 2.92 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 12.1 innings for the Aces. He'll now return to Arizona to give the Snakes another fresh bullpen arm, replacing Humberto Castellanos.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Moved to Triple-A

    McGough was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

    McGough's demotion creates room for Paul Sewald's reinstatement from the 15-day IL. McGough has endured a rocky 2024 campaign, falling to a 6.75 ERA and a 10:10 K:BB ratio over 16 innings (15 appearances) with a 1-3 record and a pair of blown saves. He'll look to get back on track with Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Enters for injured starter

    McGough allowed three runs on two hits and two walks over one inning in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Mariners.

    McGough entered the game on short notice in the sixth inning, inheriting one runner after starter Zac Gallen was removed with a hamstring injury. The reliever allowed a single, walk then a grand slam to Mitch Haniger, the second consecutive appearance in which McGough has ceded a home run. It was the fourth time in the last six outings he's allowed earned runs, and his ERA spiked to 7.30 following Friday's effort.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Coughs up lead

    McGough (0-3) was charged with the loss in Monday's game against the Rockies. He allowed three runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

    McGough entered to start the sixth inning and walked the first batter, who came around to score the tying run. He was out of the game by the time Joe Mantiply allowed two inherited runners to score, which saddled McGough with a third loss in his last three outings. McGough has a 6.35 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 5.2 innings thus far in 2024.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Takes loss in extras

    McGough (0-1) was tagged with the loss in Wednesday's extra-innings game against the Yankees. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out one over one inning.

    McGough, pitching on back-to-back days, entered the top of the 11th inning and gave up a pair of runs then was part of an unusual situation in the bottom of the frame. Previous tactical maneuvers and an injury to Geraldo Perdomo (knee) resulted in McGough striking out with two outs and the bases loaded. It was the reliever's first career plate appearance.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Earns hold

    McGough struck out two over a scoreless inning and earned his first hold in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Yankees.

    McGough is out of the gate with three scoreless outings covering four innings. He's expected to get work in the latter third of games.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Projected for bullpen

    McGough is projected for one of eight bullpen spots on Arizona's Opening Day roster, Steve Gilbert of reports.

    McGough was an important piece of the bullpen to start the 2023 season and was a regular at the end of games, but it all fell apart in the second half, when he posted an 8.63 ERA over 23 appearances. Once Paul Sewald was acquired at the trade deadline, McGough didn't sniff a ninth-inning save opportunity. After a scoreless inning Saturday, McGough has given up two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two over two Cactus League appearances.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Out with shoulder inflammation

    McGough was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    McGough presumably picked up the injury during his last appearance Thursday, when the Mets tagged him for three earned runs over two-thirds of an inning. The veteran right-hander will be eligible to be activated during the final series of the regular season, but he's not guaranteed to be healthy by that point given that he's dealing with an arm issue.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Starting nightcap

    McGough will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against San Diego, Steve Gilbert of reports.

    Saturday will mark the first start of McGough's major-league career. He's put up a 4.76 ERA and 1.25 WHIP alongside a 69:24 K:BB through 56.2 innings on the season and will likely remain in the game for an inning or two before handing it off to the bullpen.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Converts ninth save

    McGough struck out two without putting a runner on base to earn the save in Monday's 4-3 win over the Giants in 11 innings.

    McGough uncorked a wild pitch that moved the initial runner to third base, but that was his only mistake. The save was his ninth of the year and his second in a row, but McGough's chances to close are likely to dry up following Arizona's trade for Paul Sewald. McGough has a 4.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 65:20 K:BB with 13 holds and four blown saves over 52.1 innings -- he should be able to maintain a setup role, and his strikeout upside could keep him on the fantasy radar in NL-only formats.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Picks up save Saturday

    McGough earned a save against Seattle on Saturday, striking out the only batter he faced to close out the contest.

    Kevin Ginkel -- who had picked up each of Arizona's previous three saves -- was deployed in the eighth inning Saturday and was pulled with one out in the ninth despite retiring all four batters he faced. Arizona then turned to Andrew Chafin to close things out, but he allowed two of three hitters he saw to reach base, giving McGough the opportunity to close things out. The right-hander faced a tough test in Julio Rodriguez but managed to strike him out on the eighth pitch of the at-bat. This was a nice outing for McGough after he had allowed 11 runs over his previous 4.2 frames, but while there remains a closer committee of sorts in Arizona, Ginkel remains the favorite for saves and the best Diamondbacks reliever to roster from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Diamondbacks' Scott McGough: Rough stretch continues

    McGough allowed four runs on four hits while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 11-7 loss to St. Louis.

    McGough hung a couple of splitters that turned into a pair of two-run home runs in the eighth inning. The Diamondbacks' offense showed life, coming back from a pair of small deficits during the game, but did not have enough to overcome what McGough left them. The outing was the fifth in the reliever's last six that he's allowed runs. The right-hander owns a 16.50 ERA during that span. McGough is one of several important bullpen arms that have contributed to Arizona's slide this month -- five wins, 14 losses since July 2.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Monroeville, PA
Age: 34
School: Oregon
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R