5 top performers from Cardinals series with Nationals

Miranda Remaklus
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Jul 31, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Andre Pallante (53) throws to the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Andre Pallante (53) throws to the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

Cardinals Winner: Andre Pallante

After a string of concerning starts from Andre Pallante, the youngster pitched an absolute gem on Sunday. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cardinals.

Pallante, now 4-4 on the season, pitched eight innings, giving up five hits and a walk. He struck out eight batters in the outing while inducing 12 swings and misses.  Pallante started the ninth inning. Fully prepared to go for a complete game shutout, Pallante was pulled for closer Ryan Helsley after giving up two hits.

Manager Oli Marmol was impressed with Pallante’s outing, saying he was “harder, sharper and tougher to hit.” This was great to see, and hopefully this continues for Pallante.

Helsley pitched the ninth and struck out two batters to help Pallante’s cause. Helsley’s velocity topped out at 102.5 MPH

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