RP - STL
According to Cardinals manager Mike Schildt, Giovanny Gallegos was not available to pitch in the ninth inning for the Cardinals after splitting a fingernail pitching the eighth inning out of the bullpen.
It was an unfortunate development for Gallegos, who had been a steadying force out of the bullpen. On the 2021 season, Gallegos registered 95 K in 80.1 innings pitched to go along with 14 saves, 24 holds, an 0.88 WHIP, and held opposing hitters to a .183 AVG.
Closer Giovanny Gallegos pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a tie game on Friday night against the Cubs. Gallegos would be credited with his sixth win of the season when Paul Goldschmidt's RBI single gave St. Louis a walk-off 4-3 victory in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Gallegos made things very interesting, allowing a leadoff double to Willson Contreras who would be thrown out at home later in the inning by Tyler O'Neill on a single by Rafael Ortega. Gallegos is 6-5 on the season with a 3.02 ERA and 14 saves (11 of which have come in the month of September).
Giovanny Gallegos pitched around a pair of walks to fire a scoreless inning on Sunday to secure his 14th save in a 4-2 win over the Cubs.
The Cardinals have amazingly won 16 straight games, which has afforded their closer all sorts of save opportunities in the month of September. Gallegos (3.10 ERA) has now saved 11 games this month and proved to be a very helpful addition to fantasy teams in the process.
Giovanny Gallegos pitched another perfect inning with two more strikeouts on Friday to notch another save as he closed out the first game of a doubleheader against the Cubs.
Make that 10 saves in the month of September for Gallegos (3.14 ERA, 0.85 WHIP). The right-hander has run away with the closer's job in St. Louis and become an elite fantasy closer over the final month of the season.
Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts to close out an 8-5 win over the Brewers on Thursday.
Gallegos (3.18 ERA, 0.86 WHIP) now has nine saves in the month of September as the Cardinals surge towards the playoffs with their 12th straight victory. He is the Cardinals unquestioned closer heading into the postseason.