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53 John Gant SP

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May 13, 2021 12:48 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Limits Brewers across five innings
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Gant allowed one run (none earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings Wednesday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.

Gant turned in another effective start from a results perspective, and he has now allowed one or fewer earned runs across his last four appearances. In that same span, he has a 16:16 K:BB, which suggests that Gant cannot maintain these results in the long term. Instead, his success has been built on limiting the deep ball, as he's allowed 0.3 HR/9. Across 34.1 frames, Gant has a 1.83 ERA, and he is projected to take the mound next Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

May 7, 2021 11:04 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Struggles with command in loss
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Gant (2-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and six walks while striking out five across 4.1 innings, taking the loss to the Mets on Thursday.

Gant was lucky he got out of this start with just one earned run. Justin Williams made an outstanding catch to strand the bases loaded in the third inning, and the first inning was the only frame in which Gant didn't allow a runner to get into scoring position. Both runs scored against him were brought home by bases-loaded walks in the fifth inning. The 28-year-old has a 2.15 ERA, but his 1.70 WHIP and 24 walks in 29.1 innings suggest he's not likely to maintain that figure for long.

April 30, 2021 11:48 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Earns second straight win
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Gant (2-2) allowed one run on three hits and five walks while striking out two in five innings to earn the win against the Pirates on Friday.

Gant struggled with command against Pittsburgh, as he only threw 55 of his 99 pitches for strikes. However, the right-hander limited the Pirates' run production and picked up his second consecutive win as a result. Gant has now posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 25 innings across his first five starts of the season. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Mets on Wednesday.

April 25, 2021 01:08 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Shuts down Reds for win
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Gant (1-2) allowed three hits and two walks while striking out five across six scoreless innings to earn the win Saturday against the Reds.

Gant kept the ball on the ground and generated enough strikeouts to keep the Reds' bats in check. He also pitched very efficiently, as 52 of his 80 pitches went for strikes. That allowed him to work beyond five innings for the first time this season. Gant has maintained a 2.25 ERA paired with only an 18:13 K:BB across 20 innings through four starts. He is currently projected to draw his next start Friday at Pittsburgh.

April 19, 2021 12:12 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Charged with second straight loss
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Gant (0-2) allowed two runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five in five innings to take the loss against the Phillies on Sunday.

Gant didn't allow any earned runs in his season debut, but he's now been charged with losses in each of his last two outings. The right-hander now carries a 3.21 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 14 innings this season. Gant will attempt to pick up his first win of the year at home against the Reds on Saturday.

April 13, 2021 11:32 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Takes loss against Nationals
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Gant (0-1) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Nationals. He gave up three runs on six hits and three walks while fanning four across five innings.

Gant gave up a run in the first inning on an RBI single from Juan Soto that scored Victor Robles, and while he settled down afterward, he allowed three straight baserunners and allowed another run on an RBI double from Kyle Schwarber before departing the contest. Gant will look to earn his first win of the season in his next start at Philadelphia on April 18.

April 7, 2021 12:12 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Solid in no-decision Tuesday
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Gant didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Marlins, allowing one unearned run on four hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out four.

A couple of Tyler O'Neill errors in the first inning tagged Gant with the unearned run, but the right-hander otherwise held Miami in check over 82 pitches (48 strikes). Gant will look to improve his efficiency and last deeper into his next outing, set for Monday at home against the Nationals.

March 27, 2021 03:36 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Officially secures rotation spot
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Gant will serve as the Cardinals' fifth starter to begin the regular season, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Gant was seen as a favorite to claim a rotation spot late in spring training, and manager Mike Shildt confirmed Saturday that the right-hander will begin the year as the team's fifth starter. Gant made four appearances (three starts) this spring and posted a 4.40 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 14.1 innings.

March 25, 2021 03:20 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Virtual lock for rotation
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Gant has all but secured a spot in the starting rotation to open the season according to manager Mike Shildt, Zachary Silver of reports.

The right-hander's 4.40 ERA across four Grapefruit League starts isn't stellar, but Gant has allowed two earned runs or less in three of his turns and is coming off an impressive five-inning outing against the Astros on Saturday. The Cardinals have the potential for up to two openings in the starting rotation to start the season, but Shildt's remarks seem to indicate that Gant would be the favorite for the confirmed vacancy that Miles Mikolas' shoulder injury has created for at least the first week of the campaign.

March 22, 2021 03:48 AM
Cardinals' John Gant: Impresses in latest start
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Gant allowed an earned run on three hits and two walks over five innings in a Grapefruit League win over the Astros on Saturday. He struck out five.

Zachary Silver of reports Gant worked up to 77 pitches during the outing, which included three strikeouts of Jose Altuve. Following a rough start in which he surrendered four earned runs across 2.2 innings to the Nationals on March 5, Gant has bounced back to yield just three earned runs and post an 8:2 K:BB across the 9.2 innings covering his subsequent pair of spring starts.

March 16, 2021 11:32 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Impressive in latest start
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Gant allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks over 4.2 innings in a Grapefruit League win over the Nationals on Monday. He struck out three.

The right-hander worked up to 79 pitches, the most any Cardinals hurler has thrown this spring. Zachary Silver of reports Gant's candidacy for a spot in the starting rotation was boosted by this solid outing, in which he made just one costly error -- a two-run homer off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman.

March 11, 2021 09:28 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Bounces back in 'B' game start
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Gant was solid over a four-inning start against the Nationals in a "B" game on Wednesday, Zachary Silver of reports.

The right-hander's chances of making the starting rotation to open the season presumably went up a good bit with the news that Alex Reyes has been removed from consideration and will instead operate exclusively in a bullpen role this season, and that Miles Mikolas (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. Gant helped his own cause with a resurgent effort Wednesday after giving up four runs over two innings to Washington's full squad on Friday.

March 6, 2021 05:24 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Struggles in first spring start
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Gant, competing for the No. 5 role in the starting rotation, allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over two innings in a Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals on Friday. He struck out two.

Gant had opened Grapefruit League play with a pair of scoreless frames versus the Nationals on Sunday, but his second go-around against Washington clearly didn't go anywhere near as smoothly. The right-hander saw his first inning rolled over per spring training rules after he allowed a three-run home run to Alex Avila, a development that led to Gant settling down to subsequently record five straight outs before giving up an RBI double on his final pitch. Zachary Silver of reports Gant primarily placed the blame for his struggles on not having anything other than his fastball working Friday. "Definitely room for improvement," Gant said. "I was very non-competitive with my offspeed pitches today. I felt like I had a pretty good heater, but it takes more than a pretty good heater to get it done. Almost every offspeed pitch I threw was pretty noncompetitive, either bouncing or a foot outside on those curveballs."

March 1, 2021 01:08 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Strong early case for rotation spot
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Gant, who is competing for the one vacancy in the Cardinals' starting rotation, made a strong first impression in his bid by firing a pair of scoreless innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League tie with the Nationals, Adam Berry of reports.

The veteran right-hander didn't allow a hit and offset a pair of walks with three strikeouts across his 34-pitch outing. Carlos Martinez, who naturally has a robust career body of work as a starter, and the promising Alex Reyes are considered the other leading candidates for the No. 5 starter role, with the latter also turning in a strong one-inning effort Sunday.

December 3, 2020 05:44 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Avoids arbitration
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Gant signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Rather than going to arbitration, Gant and the Cardinals were able to reach an agreement on a one-year deal for 2021. The right-hander dealt with right groin tightness late in the season, but he should be fully healthy in time for spring training. Gant made 17 relief appearances during the abbreviated 2020 season and posted a career-best 2.40 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 15 innings.

September 25, 2020 08:16 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gant (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.

Gant left the first game of Friday's doubleheader with right groin tightness, and he'll land on the injured list prior to Game 2. Nabil Crismatt was recalled in a corresponding move to provide bullpen depth. It's unclear whether Gant could return if the Cardinals make a run in the postseason.

September 25, 2020 07:12 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Dealing with right groin tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gant was diagnosed with right groin tightness after leaving Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Brewers, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gant returned from a groin issue Sunday after missing a week due to the injury, and it appears as though the issue has flared up again. It's unclear how much time the right-hander could miss as a result.

September 25, 2020 07:00 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Exits with apparent injury
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Gant exited Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Brewers with an apparent injury, Anne Rogers of reports.

Gant gave up a leadoff single in the top of the sixth inning Friday before leaving the game with a trainer. He dealt with a groin injury recently, although it's unclear whether his issue Friday is related.

September 21, 2020 06:12 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Notches seventh hold in return
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Gant (groin) was credited with his seventh hold in a win over the Pirates on Sunday, firing a clean eighth inning.

The veteran right-hander fired nine of his 13 pitches for strikes in his first taste of game action in a week, as Gant received several days off to rest a groin strain. The decision not to put Gant on the injured list ultimately appears to have paid off based on Sunday's performance, and the 28-year-old should be available in his usual capacity for the critical final week of the regular season.

September 18, 2020 09:44 PM
Cardinals' John Gant: Plays catch Thursday
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Gant (groin) played catch Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

It's another step for the right-hander, who also did some running and threw a bullpen session Tuesday. The Cardinals are opting to allow Gant to try to work his way through his current groin discomfort by holding him out of game action for several days.

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