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Giovanny Gallegos blew the save on Thursday when he allowed two runs on three hits with a strikeout over 2/3 of an inning in the Cardinals 11-9 loss to the Padres.
Gallegos wasn't the only St. Louis reliever to struggle in this game but he was the only one credited with a blown save. After Genesis Cabrera walked two batters and struck out Trent Grisham, Gallegos entered the ball game to replace him. The Cards were holding a 6-2 advantage before Fernando Tatis Jr. smacked a three-run bomb off Gallegos. Manny Machado was up next and he delivered the game-tying home run. Gallegos got the next two outs with a Tommy Pham double between them. All in all, a rough but brief day at the office for the 29-year old.
Giovanny Gallegos came in, in relief of Austin Gomber and pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth inning as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 5-2. He allowed one hit and struck out three throwing 21 pitches, 17 of them for strikes. The Cardinals improved to 30-28 with the victory and clinched a spot in the playoffs. It seems silly that Gallegos receives the win in a game where Austin Gomber pitched well for four innings simply because Gallegos got the fifth but those are the rules in MLB.
Gallegos, a part of the trade that brought Luke Voit to New York, was excellent for the Cardinals this season. His worst outing, where he allowed three earned runs without recording an out, occurred when he injured his groin and was placed on the IL after that game. He finishes the season 2-2 with four saves a 3.60 ERA, 2.74 xFIP, 12.60 K/9 and 5.25 K/BB over 15 innings pitched. His ERA without his injured groin game would be 1.80. The Cardinals' haven't given him a save opportunity since he returned from the IL so it is worth monitoring if he returns to the closers' role in the playoffs.
Giovanny Gallegos (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Gallegos missed the last 10 days due to a groin injury. He will resume his role as one of the Cardinals' top setup men. Gallegos owns a 3.97 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 14 strikeouts over 11 1/3 innings in 2020.
Giovanny Gallegos was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain. Nabil Crismatt was recalled from the Cardinals alternate site in a corresponding move.
Gallegos sustained the injury on Thursday during a disastrous appearance in which he gave up three runs without recording an out against the Tigers. He has a chance to make it back before the end of the regular season but time is obviously of the essence. Andrew Miller, Ryan Helsley, and John Gant all figure to be in the mix for saves as long as Gallegos is on the shelf.
Giovanny Gallegos was likely pitching hurt when he allowed three runs without recording an out on Thursday. Gallegos walked Sergio Alcantara to lead off the seventh inning and then allowed back-to-back singles to Victor Reyes and Jonathan Schoop before getting the hook on Thursday. Ryan Helsley allowed both inherited runners to score and the Cardinals lost the game 6-3.
Gallegos had been excellent this season prior to Thursday's disaster. The Cardinals will continue to update his status as the situation develops but owners in fantasy leagues should expect him to be unavailable for at least a couple of days. He now has a 3.97 ERA in 11 1/3 innings pitched for the Cardinals this season. John Gant who recorded a hold in this game, leads the team in holds and is the most likely candidate to replace Gallegos in the ninth inning should Gallegos require a trip to the IL.