Gallegos recorded his fifth hold in a win over the Mets on Monday, firing a perfect eighth inning during which he recorded a strikeout.
Gallegos extended his scoreless appearance streak to six games with Monday's 16-pitch outing, lowering his ERA to 2.16 in the process. The right-hander figures to see continued higher-leverage opportunities behind current closer Alex Reyes, especially with Jordan Hicks battling both inconsistency and forearm tightness.
Gallegos was credited with his fourth hold in a win over the Pirates on Saturday, firing a perfect eighth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Gallegos got 10 of 16 pitches into the strike zone during an easy inning. The hard-throwing right-hander has now put together five consecutive scoreless efforts, a span during which he's notched two holds and recorded a save.
Gallegos notched his third hold of the season Tuesday against the Phillies with a clean outing in just two-thirds of an inning.
Gallegos relieved Carlos Martinez with one out and a runner on first in the eighth and got Brad Miller to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the frame. The 29-year-old has been solid overall to begin the year with a 2.77 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and a 16:4 K:BB over 13 innings.
Gallegos threw two perfect innings to record the save Saturday against the Reds.
Gallegos threw 23 pitches and recorded six outs for his first save of the season. Though he didn't muster any strikeouts, Gallegos had no issues maintaining the lead. Alex Reyes should still be viewed as the team's primary closer for the time being, though the team likely didn't turn to him on this occasion because he had pitched the night before.
Gallegos (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Nationals after allowing two runs on one hit, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning.
Gallegos opened the eighth inning with a one-run lead to protect, but he was unable to do so. The 29-year-old right-hander found himself in immediate trouble by walking the leadoff batter and then hitting Josh Harrison before surrendering an RBI single to Trea Turner that tied up the game. Gallegos wound up facing a bases-loaded, two outs scenario and completely flopped, as he walked in the go-ahead run on four straight balls and was taken out afterward. After opening up the season with five shutout innings, Gallegos has allowed four runs in his last four appearances, which has inflated his ERA to 3.72.
Gallegos allowed an earned run on one hit over two innings while recording one strikeout in a loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Gallegos was called upon for his second multi-inning assignment of the campaign and responded with a solid effort that was marred only by a solo home run. The right-hander hadn't been scored upon in his first four appearances and already boasts two wins and holds apiece, giving him solid fantasy value for a reliever in a non-closing role.
Gallegos (2-0) earned his second win of the season by firing a perfect eighth inning with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Gallegos has earned either a win or a hold in all four of his relief appearances. The righty has pitched four scoreless innings with nine strikeouts to start the 2021 campaign. Gallegos may be in line to pick up some save opportunities behind Alex Reyes and Jordan Hicks as the season progresses.
Gallegos earned his first hold in a win over the Marlins on Monday, firing two scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts.
Gallegos served as an effective multi-inning bridge from Jordan Hicks to Alex Reyes in his second appearance of the season. The 29-year-old appears to have left a difficult spring (7.04 ERA in eight appearances) firmly behind him, as he's opened the campaign with four scoreless, one-hit frames and a 4:0 K:BB.
Gallegos (1-0) fired a perfect eighth inning in Thursday's season-opening win over the Reds, recording a pair of strikeouts.
Gallegos was sharp after an uneven spring during which he pitched to a 7.04 ERA and .355 BAA across 7.2 innings (eight appearances). The hard-throwing right-hander could see some ninth-inning opportunities while Jordan Hicks is eased back into the closer role, and Gallegos should also log plenty of eighth-inning chances as the campaign unfolds.
Gallegos has an 8.10 ERA across 6.2 innings this spring but has scoreless efforts in five of seven appearances.
It's been an odd spring statistically for Gallegos, who also has allowed a .393 average and 2.25 WHIP. However, all the damage has come in a pair of outings during which he gave up three earned runs apiece. He has pitched to plenty of contact, yielding at least one hit in all but one appearance, but the right-hander should still see a fair share of high-leverage opportunities this season, especially if Jordan Hicks is eased back into action.
Gallegos pitched a clean ninth inning in Sunday's Grapefruit League tie with the Nationals, recording two strikeouts.
It was notably Gallegos, and not eventual presumptive closer Jordan Hicks, who got the first ninth-inning call of spring, although it came in a non-save situation with the Cardinals actually down 4-2 entering the frame. The presence of Gallegos is a luxury of sorts for manager Mike Shildt; the hard-throwing right-hander proved effective in a closing role last season (4-for-4 in save chances) and certainly could soften the landing for Hicks in his return to game action after nearly two years off due to Tommy John surgery and last season's COVID-19 opt-out.
Gallegos picked up the win in the first game of the Wild Card Round against the Padres on Wednesday, striking out two and walking one over 1.1 scoreless innings.
Cardinals starter Kwang Hyun Kim lasted just 3.2 innings and was therefore ineligible for the win. Gallegos earned the honor after making the longest scoreless appearance out of the Cardinals' five relievers (not counting Alex Reyes, who earned the save). He was called upon with two outs and two runners in the bottom of the sixth but escaped the jam by striking out Fernando Tatis. He then tossed a scoreless seventh inning, allowing only a two-out walk.
Gallegos (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out three to earn the win Sunday over the Brewers.
Gallegos covered the fifth and sixth innings, directly following starter Austin Gomber. It appears Gallegos' late-season struggles have distanced him from the closer role a bit. He ends 2020 with a 3.60 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 15 innings across 16 relief appearances. He also notched four saves and a hold.
Gallegos was credited with his first hold of the season in a win over the Brewers on Thursday, striking out two in a perfect sixth inning.
The right-hander threw 14 of his 20 pitches for strikes on his way to his first clean outing since Sept. 6. The strong performance snapped Gallegos' three-appearance streak of allowing at least one earned run, a stretch during which he'd seen his ERA quickly balloon from 0.90 to 4.50. Gallegos' exact bullpen role if the Cardinals do make the postseason remains to be seen, as Andrew Miller appears to have settled into the primary closer role for the time being.
Gallegos, activated from the injured list earlier in the day, allowed an earned run on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch over two-thirds of inning in a loss to the Royals on Monday. He struck out two.
The right-hander had a rough landing in his return to action, allowing an RBI double to Jorge Soler that plated Adalberto Mondesi to extend the Royals' lead to 4-1 in the home half of the eighth. Gallegos ended up throwing 21 pitches overall in the extended outing, his first since Sept. 10 against the Tigers. Gallegos has now allowed at least one run in three straight appearances dating back to Sept. 8, but he'd put together a near-flawless season prior to those stumbles and is still presumably a candidate for higher-leverage work than he saw Monday over the final days of the campaign.
Gallegos (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Gallegos will return to action after missing the minimum 10 days with a groin injury. He should resume a prominent role in the Cardinals' bullpen, although it's unclear whether he'll serve as the closer as Andrew Miller has been receiving save chances in recent games. Gallegos has converted on all four of his save opportunities this season while posting a 3.97 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over 11.1 innings in 2020.
Gallegos (groin) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
Gallegos is set to return after missing the minimum 10 days with a groin injury. He should be a decent option in the final week of the season for players looking for another save or two, though it's not guaranteed he gets any. He does lead the Cardinals in that category, though he has just four of the team's 11 saves. Andrew Miller ranks second with three and could get the nod if a run of lefties comes up in the ninth inning.
Gallegos (groin) threw an extended bullpen session and covered first base without issue Saturday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Saturday's workload was a major step for Gallegos in his recovery, and manager Mike Shildt noted the reliever successfully "checked off the boxes" he needed to. The fact Gallegos was able to evidently emerge free of setbacks from a rigorous workout adds to the increasing optimism the 29-year-old will be able to join the team early next week in Kansas City.
Gallegos (groin) is expected to throw a bullpen session soon, the Associated Press reports.
Gallegos has been on the injured list since Friday after straining his groin the night prior against the Tigers. If the right-hander is able to throw his bullpen soon and do so without setbacks, he could remain on target to return when first eligible Monday.
Gallegos was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain Friday.
Gallegos suffered the injury Thursday against the Tigers. It's not clear whether or not he'll be able to return for the final week of the season. He'd saved a career-high four games this season while posting a 3.97 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in 11.1 innings prior to suffering the injury. Andrew Miller could wind up being the primary ninth-inning option in his absence. Nabil Crismatt was recalled in a corresponding move.
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