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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
46-35 7-3 W1
44-36 5-5 W1
32-47 3-7 L1
32-47 6-4 L1
27-51 4-6 W1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 4 1 0.83 50 11 0.64

Top Ryan Helsley News

  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Earns win in relief

    Helsley (4-1) earned the win Saturday against Philadelphia, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out five and walking one in two innings of relief.

    Helsley snagged the win after a ninth-inning walk-off home run from Nolan Arenado. He threw 23 of 37 pitches for strikes in a dominant two innings of relief. Helsley appears to be a high-leverage reliever for St. Louis, though the teams seems to be splitting save chances between Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos. Helsley holds a .83 ERA across 32.2 innings this season.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Blows save Wednesday

    Helsley (3-1) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in one inning, taking a blown save and a loss in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Marlins.

    Prior to Wednesday, Helsley had allowed two runs (one earned) all season. That changed when he surrendered the go-ahead two-run home run to Avisail Garcia in the ninth inning. This was Helsley's third blown save of the year, and he's converted six saves while adding five holds in 30.2 innings. Despite the misstep in this contest, he still owns a 0.88 ERA, 0.65 WHIP And 45:10 K:BB. Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect eighth inning and would be first in line to pick up save chances if Helsley begins to struggle over an extended stretch.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Strikes out the side for sixth save

    Helsley earned his sixth save in Tuesday's win over the Marlins, pitching a perfect ninth inning during which he struck out the side.

    Helsley was dominant when called in to protect a two-run lead in the ninth. He fanned Garrett Cooper and Avisail Garcia with high-90s four-seamers and Jesus Aguilar with a nasty 79 mph curveball. The power pitcher continues to hold up his end of the closer tandem with Giovanny Gallegos and now has six saves on the season to go along with an elite 12.7 K/9 rate.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Picks up third win

    Helsley (3-0) gave up one hit and two walks over 1.2 scoreless innings while striking out two to earn the win in a 5-3 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

    The Cardinals' power reliever was brought into a tie game after co-closer Giovanny Gallegos coughed up a two-run lead in the top of the eighth. Helsley got the final five outs of the game to pick up his third win of the season after the Cardinals posted two go-ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn't given up an earned run over the entire month of June and boasts a superb 12.3 K/9 rate. He should continued to see high-leverage usage out of the bullpen.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Notches save Monday

    Helsley struck out one batter in a perfect inning and earned a save over the Pirates on Monday.

    Helsley threw eight of 12 pitches for strikes and had no issue finishing off the 7-5 win. He's now five for seven in save chances this season with a stellar 0.37 ERA and 33:6 K:BB through 24.1 frames. Helsley has earned a save in each of his last two appearances while Giovanny Gallegos hasn't recorded one since May 20.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Slams door Friday

    Helsley struck out two in a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 2-0 win over the Reds.

    The Cardinals went ahead 2-0 in the first inning, and Helsley was able to protect that lead in the ninth for his fourth save of the season. The right-hander has logged 5.2 scoreless innings in his last four appearances, though he has a blown save in that span for allowing inherited runners to score last Saturday. The 27-year-old has been excellent this year with a 0.39 ERA, 0.51 WHIP, 32:6 K:BB, four holds and a 2-0 record through 19 appearances across 23.1 innings. Giovanny Gallegos allowed three walks in a scoreless eighth inning for the hold Friday -- he and Helsley should continue to be the top candidates for closing duties.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Takes blown save

    Helsley allowed two hits and struck out two over 2.2 innings while permitting two inherited runners to score in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Cubs. He took a blown save.

    Helsley was unable to navigate the traffic Drew VerHagen put on the basepaths in the sixth inning. It's a harsh blown save given the timing and the stat line, but it doesn't discount that Helsley has started to push for more high-leverage usage. He's logged two saves and given up just one run in his last 7.2 innings across six appearances. For the season, the 27-year-old right-hander has a 0.42 ERA, 0.52 WHIP and 30:5 K:BB across 21.1 innings. He's logged three saves, four holds and two blown saves while serving as a closing option alongside Giovanny Gallegos.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Earns two-out save

    Helsley retired both batters he faced in Friday's win over Milwaukee. He struck out one and recorded a save.

    After Kody Whitley coughed up a two-run shot to Keston Hiura, Helsley entered the game to finish off the 4-2 win. He's now thrown 16.1 frames this season without giving up an earned run. Over his last eight appearances, Helsley has registered a strong 15:3 K:BB while converting three of his four save chances.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Secures second save

    Helsley earned the save against the Pirates on Saturday, pitching a perfect inning during which he struck out one batter.

    Giovanny Gallegos pitched each of the previous two days and threw 1.2 innings in collecting a save Friday, so the Cardinals went to Helsley to protect a one-run, ninth-inning lead Saturday. The right-hander got the job done, needing only 13 pitches to retire the side and notch his second save of the campaign. Helsley has yet to give up an earned run across 14.2 innings on the season, and he has compiled a magnificent 25:2 K:BB.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Picks up win after blown save

    Helsley (2-0) allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts to earn the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Mets.

    Helsley got Eduardo Escobar to strike out, but a passed ball allowed the Mets' infielder to reach base before Jeff McNeil knocked in the game-tying run in the eighth inning. The Cardinals pushed back in the ninth to pull ahead, and Giovanny Gallegos converted the save to earn Helsley his second win in his last three appearances. The hard-throwing righty hadn't given up any runs in his first nine outings this year, and his ERA remains untouched after Tuesday's outing. He's added a 23:2 K:BB, 0.32 WHIP, four holds and a save in 12.2 innings.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Dominant in relief win

    Helsley (1-0) got the win in Friday's 3-2 victory over San Francisco, striking out four in 1.2 relief innings.

    Helsley entered in the seventh with one on and one out and struck out both batters he faced, then recorded two more strikeouts in a scoreless eighth. The 27-year-old is yet to allow a run in 10 innings and has surrendered just one baserunner compared to 20 strikeouts.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Works two-inning save

    Helsley struck out four batters in two perfect innings to earn the save in Sunday's 7-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Helsley was efficient, throwing 14 of 18 pitches for strikes. It was a little intriguing that manager Oli Marmol stuck with Helsley for a second inning even though Giovanny Gallegos hasn't pitched since a four-run meltdown for a blown save April 25. For his part, Helsley has allowed just one hit while piling up 16 strikeouts in 8.1 innings in a high-leverage role. The hard-throwing right-hander has also logged three holds in addition to the save he earned Sunday.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Dominant in high-leverage role

    Helsley has yet to allow a run across 5.1 innings this season.

    Helsley hasn't been giving much up at all -- he's yielded just one hit with no walks while dialing up 11 strikeouts. He threw 1.1 perfect innings to earn his third hold of the year Friday versus the Reds. The 27-year-old should continue to see plenty of high-leverage opportunities, though Giovanny Gallegos has done well as the closer so far, so Helsley's usage is likely to come before the ninth inning in most games.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Spring debut set for Friday

    Helsley (elbow/knee) will make his spring training debut Friday versus the Nationals, John Denton of reports.

    Helsley underwent knee surgery in the offseason, but this news indicates he's recovered from that operation. The 27-year-old played a versatile role in the bullpen last year. He posted a 6-4 record, one save, 10 holds, 4.56 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 47:27 K:BB across 47.1 innings. He's got solid velocity -- he averaged 97.5 mph on his fastball last year -- and the right-hander's 3.99 FIP from last season suggests he was a little unlucky. Still, he's not expected to be part of the closer committee to begin 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Tahlequah, OK
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R