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VFL Zack Godley made his Major League debut on Thursday, July 23 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and dealt a stellar 6.0 scoreless innings en route to earning the win! By doing so, the 25-year-old former Volunteer also became the first pitcher in the Modern Era to toss 6.0-plus scoreless innings with no walks and seven-or-more strikeouts in his Big League debut (source: Arizona Diamondbacks). 

"I was locating my pitches pretty well, all of them, anywhere from a fastball all the way to the changeup and curveball," Godley told after his outing. "Everything seemed to by working pretty well. It's a great feeling and truly humbling. I'm glad these guys are giving me the opportunity."

"The umpire, Brian O'Nora, came over and said, 'This guy has got really good stuff,' and that showed," Diamondbacks Manager Chip Hale also told "I love the intensity. That's one of the things we liked about him. He fit right in and didn't seem to be bothered by anything."

After dominating opponents in the California League with Arizona's Class A Visalia, the righthander was promoted to Double A Mobile earlier this month. Prior to his call from the Major League club, Godley held a 9-4 combined minor league record with a 2.72 ERA over 17 games this season.

Here's a look at more of the coverage surrounding Zack Godley's impressive night at Chase Field:

VFL Godley Acquired by Arizona Diamondbacks

On Tuesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks officially announced the acquisition of former Tennessee pitcher Zack Godley, along with fellow prospect Jeferson Mejia, from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for veteran catcher Miguel Montero. 

In 2014, Godley split his second professional season between Chicago's Class A stops, combining for a 4-3 record with 15 saves and a 3.09 ERA. In 40 total appearances with Kane County and Daytona, he recorded 77 strikeouts in 55.1 innings while walking 24 batters. Since being drafted out of Rocky Top in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by Chicago, Godley owns a 6-3 professional record with a 2.74 ERA in 54 relief appearances, including 105 strikeouts in 82.0 innings of work. 

While at Tennessee, Godley served as an alternate for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2012, led by current Volunteers Head Coach Dave Serrano. As a senior in 2013, the South Carolina native led the Southeastern Conference with 108.1 innings pitched and finished second in the league with 98 strikeouts during the regular season. He also fired six complete games that season, more than any other team in the SEC and the most by a UT pitcher since 2000 (Jamie Bennett, 6). In his three seasons with the Vols, Godley went 10-10 with two saves and a 3.48 ERA in 56 appearances (25 starts), including 185 strikeouts.

Here is the latest news on Godley's move to the Diamondbacks organization: