3 ugly moments in St. Louis Cardinals series with Cubs

Miranda Remaklus
ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 25: Starter Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 25, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 25: Starter Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 25, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 24: Starter Andre Pallante #53 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 24, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 24: Starter Andre Pallante #53 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 24, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

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.

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