|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||4/21/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 240 lbs|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 10|
Godley did not factor into the decision as he gave up six runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three through 4.2 innings of relief work in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.
Godley entered the game after Archie Bradley served up four runs over 1.1 innings as the opener and did not fare any better. The 29-year-old allowed too many baserunners to be effective and surrendered three home runs. Godley has improved as a reliever, but this performance raises his ERA to 6.52 through 18 appearances. The Diamondbacks will have a need for a fifth starter again next weekend at home against the Giants, but after another grisly performance, Godley may be bypassed for the nod.
Godley is expected to follow reliever Archie Bradley in Sunday's game at Washington, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo previously acknowledged Godley was being considered to rejoin the starting rotation following Jon Duplantier's shoulder injury, but for now the Diamondbacks will finish the series with a bullpen day. Godley has significantly improved numbers as a reliever this season and is currently pitching well with a 0.66 ERA and 0.66 WHIP over his last 13.2 innings.
Manager Torey Lovullo acknowledged Godley as a candidate to return to the rotation after the Diamondbacks placed Jon Duplantier (shoulder) on the injured list, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Lovullo added that he prefers Godley stay in the bullpen, where he seems to have found himself, posting a 0.66 ERA over 13.1 innings. However, Duplantier's injury leaves the team thin at starting pitcher. Lovullo made it sound like he's more focused on getting through Sunday, which would be Duplantier's next turn, than finding a permanent replacement. Godley could be part of the mix Sunday if Lovullo makes it a bullpen day. Other possibilities include Triple-A Reno starters Matt Koch (7.46 ERA), Alex Young (6.23) and Taylor Widener (9.64).
Godley (3-4) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four over 3.2 scoreless innings to earn the win Monday against Philadelphia.
On a day when 13 balls left Citizens Bank Park, Godley was one of two pitchers whose stat lines went unblemished by runs, turning in another good effort out of the bullpen. In six outings during his most recent stint as a reliever, Godley's allowed one run in 13.2 innings. Strike throwing is one reason for his improved results. The right-hander is throwing strikes on 72 percent of his offerings during his recent run, up from 61 percent over his first 11 appearances.