4 standouts in St. Louis Cardinals series win over Reds
At 23, rookie pitcher Andre Pallante has understandably become a favorite of the Cardinals’ coaching staff. After Pallante’s first win as a starter, Cardinals manager Oli Marmol was very complimentary.
“One of the most impressive things is his ability to slow everything down, and he continues to do that regardless of whatever situation we put him in, regardless of whether he’s coming out of the ‘pen or starting,” Marmol said in a post-game interview with the press. “It doesn’t matter.”
And it really doesn’t. Pallante looks cool, calm, and collected no matter the situation. He just pitches. And it is awesome to see!
Now 2-0 on the season, Pallante pitched 5.1 innings, giving up four hits and two walks. He did strike out four batters and induced nine swings and misses.
Genesis Cabrera earned his eighth hold of the season in 1.2 innings of relief. He struck out one batter and induced four swings and misses. Giovanny Gallegos earned his second hold of the season in one inning of relief. He gave up three walks but struck out one.
Ryan Helsley earned his fourth save of the season pitching the ninth and striking out two. He induced four swings and misses, and his velocity topped out at 99.8 mph.