RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos was called upon to protect a 2-0 lead on Saturday afternoon, pitching two scoreless innings to pick up his first save of the season.
Closer Alex Reyes had pitched in three straight games, so he was unavailable on Saturday. Notably, it was Gallegos - and not Jordan Hicks (who struggled on Friday) - who was asked to close the door for the Cardinals. Gallegos hit a batter to lead off the eighth, but otherwise retired the next six batters without any issues (no strikeouts).
Giovanny Gallegos was uncharacteristically wild on Tuesday night, pitching just 2/3 of an inning and issuing three walks, hitting a batter, and giving up a hit and two earned runs. Giovanny was charged with a loss and falls to 2-1 on the season.
Gallegos entered in the eighth inning with a 2-1 lead and promptly walked and plunked the first two batters he faced. Trea Turner then tied the game with an RBI single. Gallegos would later walk Yan Gomes with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run. After the rough outing, Gallegos now owns a 3.72 ERA on the year and is only worth a roster spot in leagues that utilize holds or deeper points formats.
Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos pitched a scoreless inning during the Cardinals 2-0 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday, allowing a single to Bryce Harper while recording two strikeouts.
With Alex Reyes entrenched as the closer in St. Louis, Gallegos remains fixated in a set-up role for the Cardinals. He's a very valuable guy to own for strikeouts and ratios in leagues that utilize holds (or points formats), but the lack of any save chances crushes his value in standard (saves-only) formats.
Cardinals set-up man Giovanny Gallegos pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts on Thursday, picking up his second win of the season in the process.
The 29-year-old right-hander has been absolutely dominant thus far this season, pitching five scoreless innings with nine strikeouts while allowing only one baserunner. Despite the fact that he won't be seeing many (if any) save chances, he remains an elite relief pitcher option for his ratios and strikeouts, especially in leagues that utilize holds (and even wins apparently).
Reliever Giovanny Gallegos was credited with a win in the Cardinals season-opener on Thursday, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
It was announced earlier in the day that Alex Reyes would likely serve as the team's closer early in the season, as Jordan Hicks works his way back into form. Either way, Gallegos seemed ticketed for a high leverage set-up role this season, and therefore only offers fantasy value in points leagues or formats that utilize holds.