Gallegos (5-3) was charged with the loss in Friday's defeat at the hands of the Reds, allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk over one inning. Tasked with preserving a 5-5 tie when he entered in the eighth inning, Gallegos hurt his own cause immediately by allowing a leadoff single and committing a throwing error before ultimately surrendering what would prove to be a game-winning sacrifice fly. Despite getting dinged with the loss, Gallegos still owns an impressive 2.65 ERA and 0.69 WHIP across 43 appearances, although he's now allowed seven runs (six earned) over his last nine innings.
Gallegos secured his 15th hold in a win over the Giants on Sunday, striking out the side but also hitting a batter during a scoreless eighth inning. The plunking of Wilmer Flores caused Gallegos to put in a little extra work, but the right-hander looked good doing it. Gallegos now has three straight scoreless appearances after an atypical stretch where he allowed five earned runs over three outings, and he's garnered a hold in three of his last four trips to the mound.
Gallegos (5-1) won Monday's 7-1 game against the Diamondbacks, pitching a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout. Gallegos entered with one on and none out in the seventh as the fifth Cardinals pitcher of the game and made quick work of the heart of Arizona's order, throwing 18 of 22 pitches for strikes. He was put in line for the win when St. Louis scored six in the bottom of the inning. The scoreless outing lowered his season ERA to 1.93 and Gallegos has now thrown 10 straight innings without allowing a run.
Gallegos has put together seven straight scoreless appearances during which he's allowed just two hits and forged an 8:0 K:BB across eight innings. The hard-throwing right-hander also picked up his 12th hold in his most recent appearance Saturday, adding to his status as a key fantasy asset in formats that factor in that metric. Gallegos' 1.98 ERA and 0.66 WHIP are also elite, as is his 5.8 K/BB % across 41 innings.
Gallegos (4-1) earned the win in relief Monday against the Marlins after tossing a scoreless inning. He didn't record a strikeout and didn't give up a hit or a walk. Gallegos has recorded three straight scoreless appearances out of the bullpen and seems to be leaving behind a rough stretch between May 27 and June 1 in which he allowed three earned runs across three outings. Despite that poor run a few weeks ago, Gallegos still owns a strong 2.21 ERA across 36.2 innings on the season.
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