by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo dropped his second straight start on Wednesday night against the Pirates. He allowed two runs on three hits with four walks over six innings of work in a 3-1 loss.
The right-hander made it through his first five frames scoreless before running into trouble in the sixth. In that inning, he loaded the bases before Neil Walker drove in two with a single.
Gallardo, who threw 97 pitches, also struck out five while taking his third loss.
His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Dodgers.
Brewers concerned about Yovani Gallardo
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) The Brewers are concerned about starter Yovani Gallardo's recent struggles on the mound, MLB.com reports. Gallardo, who is 3-2 with a 4.70 ERA over eight starts, has seen a drop in his velocity as well as his strikeouts.
The right-hander is averaging a career-worst 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings and the velocity on his fastball has dropped to 90.6 mph after averaging 91.8 mph last year.
"We'll see what happens, but this is too long of a period for him, because he's been so good for so many years, to see him scuffle at times," manager Ron Roenicke said. "So we're trying to figure out some things with him."
Gallardo is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Pirates. He is 10-2 with a 2.49 ERA in 16 career appearances -- 15 starts -- against Pittsburgh.
Yovani Gallardo labors in loss
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo did not have one of his better outings Friday against the Reds. Gallardo allowed three runs on five hits over four innings -- his shortest outing of the year --in the 4-3 loss.
Most of the damage the right-hander came in the third inning as Cincinnati plated two runs in the frame, with one coming on a RBI double off the bat of Jay Bruce. Zach Cozart added an RBI single in the fourth, which was Gallardo's last inning of work.
He was pulled after throwing 100 pitches and finished with five walks and five strikeouts while taking the loss.
Gallardo (3-2) has now allowed seven earned runs over his last two starts (10 innings) but will look to turn things around when he faces the Pirates on the road Thursday. The right-hander allowed just one run over seven innings in his lone start against Pittsburgh earlier in the year.
Raising the red flag on Yovani Gallardo
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (5/7/2013)Yovani Gallardo is sitting on the bench in more than one-quarter of the leagues on CBSSports.com, but that number may need to be even higher. If not for a healthy dose of run support, we would probably be talking more about how the Brewers' righty is one of the biggest early season busts.
Gallardo's velocity is down, and for the second year in a row, he is seeing a sizeable dip in his whiff rate. Though he hasn't walked many batters, it's not as if Gallardo has been throwing strikes. With a mediocre K-rate and a walk rate that looks poised to rise, it's hard to see Gallardo making a serious rebound.
Standard mixed league owners should strongly consider benching Gallardo next week against the Pirates or even dealing him to an owner convinced that he's bound to revert to last season's level.
Yovani Gallardo earns no-decision
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo did not factor in the decision Saturday against the Cardinals. Gallardo, who made his seventh start, allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in a 7-6 defeat, including a three-run home run off the bat of Jon Jay in the second inning.
He did retire 13 of the next 14 batters he faced before surrendering a solo homer to Allen Craig in the sixth, putting St. Louis on top 4-2.
Milwaukee was able to re-take the lead in the bottom of the inning leaving Gallardo in line to take the win, but the Cardinals rallied back with two runs in the seventh.
The right-hander was pulled after throwing 90 pitches -- 56 for strikes -- and finished with four strikeouts and no walks while earning his third no-decision.
Gallardo is slated to make his next start Friday at Cincinnati. He is 2-3 with a 3.81 ERA in nine career starts at Great American Ball Park.
Yovani Gallardo bumped up a day
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) With a pair of off days on the schedule next week, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the team will skip starter Hiram Burgos' turn in the rotation, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinelreports.
Burgos, who was originally slated to pitch Tuesday against the Rangers, will be replaced by Wily Peralta, who will be moved up from Wednesday. Kyle Lohse will slide up to Wednesday from Friday, while Yovani Gallardo moves up from Saturday to Friday and Marco Estrada will be pushed up from Sunday to Saturday.
"The reasoning of this is -- and we talked to Burgos today -- if we don't slide somebody back, I have Lohse and Gallardo going on seven days, and we really don't want to do that," Roenicke said.
Gallardo has won each of his last three starts and posted a 2.29 ERA over that stretch.
Yovani Gallardo picks up third win
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo saw more than enough run support in his outing against the Pirates on Monday night. He allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over seven innings of work in a 10-4 win.
The right-hander gave up a run in the first before an error led to his final damage in the third. He cruised after that -- retiring the final 13 batters he faced -- and was done after throwing 104 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Gallardo, who struck out five and walked two while earning his third win, also helped his own cause by hitting a solo home run off his counterpart -- Wandy Rodriguez -- in the fourth inning. It was his second long ball of the season.
His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Cardinals. The 27-year-old allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to St. Louis on April 13.
Yovani Gallardo wins second straight
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo picked up his second straight win on Tuesday night against the Padres. He allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings of work in a 6-3 victory.
The 27-year-old gave up two runs in the first before Will Venable hit an RBI single the following frame. He was pulled after walking the bases loaded in the seventh and threw 58 of his 108 pitches for strikes.
Gallardo (2-1) walked five and struck out two while lowering his ERA to 4.97.
His next start is scheduled Sunday against the Dodgers. In two starts against Los Angeles last season, the right-hander went 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA.
Yovani Gallardo provides offense in first win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013)Yovani Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken- driving charge, and the Brewers beat the Giants, 7-2, Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Gallardo (1-1), who was arrested early Tuesday morning, allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run in six innings.
Gallardo's two-run homer in the second inning was his first of the season and 11th of his career, the most ever by a Milwaukee pitcher.
Gallardo had allowed 12 earned runs in his first three starts, but his only blemish came in the fourth inning. He gave up a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford, who scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Belt. Gallardo lowered his ERA from 6.61 to 5.24.
Gallardo will make his next scheduled start Tuesday at San Diego. Gallardo is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in three career starts at PETCO Park.
Gallardo was pulled over at 2:10 a.m., and had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, according to police. Gallardo does not have a criminal record, and will not face jail time for the incident.
Gallardo is slated to start Thursday against the Giants.
Yovani Gallardo a top-30 SP for Week 3
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Prior to Fantasy Week 2 (April 8-14), I had the foresight to remove Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo from my Fantasy lineup. I know it was a risky move given Gallardo's status as a high-end Fantasy pitcher, but I didn't like his history against the Cardinals and my hunch proved to be correct.
Well, this week I'm putting Gallardo back into my lineup for his Thursday showdown with the Giants. Again, a risky move because the Giants can hit and Gallardo is off to a horrendous start, but I'm playing the history here. Gallardo is 5-3 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in eight career starts against the Giants. I'm also encouraged because this will be Gallardo's first start this season on regular rest. He's 39-26 with a 3.90 ERA in 87 career starts on four days' rest.
I agree with my colleague Al Melchoir, who has Gallardo as the 30th-ranked pitcher for Fantasy Week 3 (April 15-21).
Yovani Gallardo hit hard again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo was roughed up and suffered his first loss of the season during Saturday's contest against the Cardinals.
Gallardo (0-1), who made his third start of season, surrendered a run-scoring single to opposing starter Adam Wainwright in the third and was tagged with five runs in the sixth inning. The right-hander was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings of work in an 8-0 defeat. He also struck out three but did not issue a walk on 87 pitches, 62 strikes.
Gallardo has allowed 13 runs over his first 16 1/3 innings of work. He'll try to get back on track Friday at home against the Cubs. The 27-year-old went 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP in four starts against the Cubs last season.
Brewers set rotation for Cardinals' series
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Brewers rotation has been pushed back a day in the wake of Wednesday's postponed game against the Cubs, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
After an off-day Thursday, Kyle Lohse will get the start Friday and will be followed by Yovani Gallardo on Saturday and Marco Estrada on Sunday. Mike Fiers, the Brewers' fifth starter, was already scheduled to be skipped with the off-day.
Brewers change rotation for weekend
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) The Brewers announced Tuesday that Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener against the Cardinals on Friday with Marco Estrada to follow on Saturday.
Mike Fiers has temporarily been moved to the bullpen as the club does not currently need a fifth stater.
"The way it lined up, having the four guys, I think it's the 19th or 20th we need that fifth starter," manager Ron Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "Then we don't need him again after that for a little bit. So it made a lot of sense to us to do this.
"Then we'll see if it's Fiers, where we need him. If we get close to that date and he's thrown a lot, then maybe we have to go get somebody for that spot start," Roenicke said.
Yovani Gallardo can't get going in series finale
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo could not get going and had to settle for a no-decision in Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.
Gallardo, who made his second start, gave up a two-run single to Paul Goldschmidt in the third, a run-scoring double to Jason Kubel and a sacrifice fly to Cliff Pennington in the sixth. The right-hander was charged with four runs on nine hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked two in 103 pitches. Gallardo has allowed 19 hits and seven runs over his first two outings.
He is slated to face the Cardinals on the road Saturday. The 27-year-old did not fare well last season at St. Louis, allowing 10 runs in eight innings. He went 0-2 with a 12.34 ERA in three starts against the Cardinals in 2012.
Yovani Gallardo not concerned about his velocity
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo admitted that his velocity was down in his opening day start against the Rockies but he told MLB.com on Tuesday that he is not worried about it.
His top fastball registered 91.6 mph, according to Pitch f/x data from BrooksBaseball.net. His four-seam fastball averaged 90.19. That's 2 mph below his career average, per FanGraphs.com.
"I know it went down as the game went on," Gallardo said. "I could feel it, more than anything, by the way the slider and everything else was coming out. It was my first time going close to 100 pitches; that could have something to do with it."
The right-hander allowed three runs on 10 hits -- including a pair of homers -- over five innings of work Monday.
"It will be there. It felt like my velocities were normal when the game started and then went down from there," Gallardo said. "It will get there."
Yovani Gallardo gives up 10 hits
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was hittable his first start of the season.
Gallardo went five innings, giving up 10 hits. Despite many batters reaching base, Gallardo only gave up three runs. He struck out three batters and only walked one. Gallardo received a no-decision.
Yovani Gallardo ready for regular season
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was solid in his opening-day tuneup in Wednesday's Cactus League outing against the Royals. He allowed one run on two hits over 6 1/3 innings in the 9-1 win. The right-hander surrendered a solo homer to Xavier Nady in the fourth for his lone damage. Gallardo also walked three and struck out two while earning his first win of the spring.
Gallardo posted a 3.54 ERA in his five Cactus League starts while striking out 14 and walking five in 20 1/3 innings pitched.
Yovani Gallardo bounces back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been a bit off his game in the spring, after taking time off to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. He posted his best start yet Friday against the Cubs in Cactus League action, as he works to get ready for the season opener. Gallardo struck out four batters over 5 2/3 innings, while allowing one unearned run on four hits and a pair of walks. Gallardo told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he feels good as he works to get his stamina up by opening day.
"I think the command got away from me there a little bit – I was just missing up in the zone," he said. "But it was the first time I went 70-plus pitches, so that probably had something to do with it."
Gallardo has a 4.50 ERA in 14 spring innings, and is coming off a second season with at least 15 wins and 200 innings pitched.
Brewers set rotation plans
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) With less than two weeks remaining until opening day, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke announced his rotation members for the beginning of the season season. As expected, Yovani Gallardo will take the hill for the season opener and will be followed by Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta, Chris Narveson and Mike Fiers. Roenicke added the alignment is subject to change.
Long ball lands Yovani Gallardo with loss
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo gave up three homers over his first two outings this spring and was burned by the long ball again in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers. He allowed three runs on five hits over two innings of work in the 11-1 loss. The right-hander surrendered a three-run homer to Adrian Gonzalez in the first for his lone damage. Gallardo, whose last start came on Thursday, also struck out one while not walking a batter.
"I threw three days ago," Gallardo told MLB.com. "[Pitching on short rest] was just to get the schedule set up [for an opening day start]. You want to go out there and do well. I left that ball up to Gonzalez. The main thing is I fell behind in the count. You can't do that to a good hitter. I left a back-door slider up out over the plate. He hits the ball the other way very well, so you have to keep the ball down."
Gallardo Ks five vs. D-Backs
(3/14/2013) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo made his first start of the Cactus League on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks after returning from the World Baseball Classic. Gallardo, who pitched for Team Mexico, allowed one run on one hit over four innings of work. The right-hander surrendered a solo homer to Gerardo Parra in the first for his lone damage. Gallardo also struck out five without walking a batter.
Gallardo picks up WBC win vs. USA
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo turned in a solid performance as he picked up the win for Mexico in Friday's World Baseball Classic opener against Team USA. Gallardo cruised through the first three innings before allowing his only run of the night in the fourth. He gave up a single and a walk before getting pulled. Luis Mendoza allowed an RBI single to David Wright for Gallardo's only damage of the night. He allowed just one run and two hits over 3 1/2 innings of work in a 5-2 victory. He also struck out four and walked one. "It means a lot. It's something I'll always remember," said Gallardo after the win.
Gallardo Ks side for Team Mexico
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo started Tuesday's exhibition game against Arizona for Team Mexico. The Brewers wanted Gallardo to pitch in a Cactus League game on Tuesday, but he wasn't allowed after leaving the team to join his World Baseball Classic team roster. Instead, Gallardo pitched the first inning against the Diamondbacks and proved he is over his groin issue by striking out the side. He did walk two batters in an otherwise uneventful inning.
Groin no problem for Gallardo
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo (groin) completed a bullpen session Sunday without any noted issues and remains on track to pitch for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, MLB.com reports. However, there is a wrinkle in the situation. The Brewers would like him to start Tuesday's Cactus League game to clear any lingering concerns, but the tournament's rules disallow players from returning to their major-league club after joining his country's team. Mexico has a players' meeting scheduled for Sunday night, but it's unclear if Gallardo will attend. "His bullpen was good today," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We would rather have him with us, but I get that he would want to be with them because he is going to miss out on some stuff."
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo was scratched from his next Cactus League start Sunday because of groin tightness he experienced in his previous outing, the Journal Sentinel reports. Manager Ron Roenicke said Gallardo would work a bullpen session Sunday to test his groin and determine his status for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. "We're going to be cautious with him," Roenicke saud. "That's why we're doing what we're doing. We're making sure he's 100 percent before he goes (to the WBC). If he's not ready, he's not going to pitch in it."
Gallardo rocked in spring debut
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo made his first appearance of the spring on Tuesday against the Mariners. Gallardo didn't fare all that well over two innings as he gave up a mammoth two-run home run to Seattle's Franklin Gutierrez over the batter's eye in center field. Gallardo surrendered three earned runs on five hits and no walks over 2 2/3 innings in his spring debut. He struck out two and gave up two home runs. Michael Saunders also homered off him in the third.
Brewers need 'Yo' to be the 'guy'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/13/2013) MLB.com reports Brewers manager Ron Roenicke refrained Wedneaday from naming Yovani Gallardo his opening day starter, but it seems only a matter of time before that happens. "We need him this year," Roenicke said. "We've lost our veteran pitchers, our starters, and we need 'Yo' to be that guy. Hopefully, he'll be a guy that these young guys look up to. Great work ethic, and that's going to be important."