5 takeaway moments from Cardinals series with Blue Jays
Andre Pallante and Tuesday’s bullpen
Pallante pitched four innings, giving up seven hits and three runs, including a home run to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Pallante did strike out four batters and induced eight swings and misses.
Jordan Hicks earned the loss for the Cardinals and is now 2-5. He pitched 1.2 innings, giving up three hits, two walks and four runs. Hicks’ velocity maxed out at a staggering 102.4 mph.
Junior Fernandez pitched one inning, giving up four hits, two walks, and three earned runs including two home runs, a grand slam to George Springer and a solo-shot to Alejandro Kirk. T.J. McFarland pitched 1.1. clean innings. That was great to see from McFarland, for sure.
Here’s hoping the Cardinals are able to acquire some pitching at the deadline. While the Pallante-as-a-starter experiment was fun at first, it seems like he would be a better fit as a reliever.