Pallante looks off as hitters flummoxed by Hendricks
Andre Pallante looked uncomfortable in his start Friday, while the Cardinals bats could not figure out Kyle Hendricks.
Hendricks pitched 7.1 innings, giving up five hits, a walk, and struck out six batters. He did induce 11 swings and misses. Tommy Edman, Brendan Donovan, Juan Yepez, Dylan Carlson, and Harrison Bader all had hits but nothing came from them. The Cardinals were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring positions while the team also left six runners on base.
The team just looked lost at the plate. Getting those runners left on base across the plate would have helped in making the 3-0 loss to the Cubs a little interesting and possibly changed their fortune.
Pallante looked uncomfortable pitching in some oppressive heat. Pallante, now 2-3, pitched six innings giving up seven hits, three walks, and three runs including a home run to Nico Hoerner in the second inning. He did strike out two and induce six swings and misses. Junior Fernandez pitched an inning, striking out one. Nick Wittgren pitched two innings, giving up a hit and striking out one.