Not only have the Reds continued their mastery of the Brewers with tonight’s 7-6 extra inning victory, but Yovani Gallardo continued to put up sub-par numbers.
This is troubling, since Gallardo is currently the staff ace. Today, he gave up four runs in the first inning and 10 hits overall before departing in the sixth inning. His ERA now stands at 5.70.
With Zack Greinke still sidelined, the Brewers need that Gallardo they saw on April 5, when he pitched a two-hit shutout.
The Brewers lead 3-o before the first out was recorded today, thanks to two singles and a home run from Joey Votto.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says that Gallardo is healthy, but his stuff wasn’t there today, and his command has been missing in previous outings. So the Brewers need to figure out his problems, and pronto.
Otherwise, the climb to the top of the NL Central could be a lot harder for the Brew Crew.