Giovanny Gallegos earned his first loss and blown save in the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss Monday.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, everything looked great for the Cardinals to get a signature win over the Mets. But this is April baseball.
Mark Canha singled to third base. An out-of-the-ordinary throwing error from Nolan Arenado allowed Eduardo Escobar to score. Dominic Smith singled to first base. Gallegos didn’t react in time to help cover first base, allowing Travis Jankowski and Jeff McNeil to score and the Mets took a 3-2 lead.
T.J. McFarland came into the game to relieve Gallegos.
On the first pitch, Brandon Nimmo launched his third home run of the season to right field. Smith scored on the homer.
It was a really disappointing loss for the Cardinals.