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5 Misconceptions About Milwaukee Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo

5 Fallacies About Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo

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Since he first debuted with the Milwaukee Brewers, Yovani Gallardo has been one of the most talked about and misconceived players on the roster. Some fans rave about his greatness, while others tear him apart. Here are the five biggest fallacies about the team's veteran starter.

5. He Should Go to the Bullpen

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5. He Should Go to the Bullpen

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When Gallardo has a bad outing, rumblings go out among fans that he needs to head to the bullpen. As many talk about the playoff rotation, his name is left out. However, he is never going to the 'pen. As a steady member of the rotation for the last eight years, a move is simply not going to happen.

4. He's Not an Innings Eater

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4. He's Not an Innings Eater

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This thought is because Gallardo often nibbles the strike-zone and is taken out of games earlier than some starters. Over the course of his career, however, he has racked up innings year after year. Twice he has pitched over 200 innings, and this should be his sixth season where he pitches over 185 innings.

3. He's Too Old or Too Young

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3. He's Too Old or Too Young

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When he came up Gallardo was believed to be too young to be trusted in big situations, but now because he has eight years in the league some say that he is aging. This could not be more false. While he is in his eighth full season, Gallardo is just 28 and entering the prime of his career.

2. He's Not a Big-Game Pitcher

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2. He's Not a Big-Game Pitcher

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This fallacy stems from his 1-11 record against the St. Louis Cardinals in his career. But when the game or season is on the line, he has been one of their best. In five postseason appearances (four starts), Gallardo has a 2.08 ERA. This season he was not only able to out-duel Clayton Kershaw and David Price, but he was able to get the win on opening day and shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 8.

1. He's an Ace

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1. He's an Ace

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Almost every year there is a question about whether Yovani Gallardo is an ace. While he has been one of the better pitchers on the team for years, there are too many inconsistencies to be officially recognized as an ace. Aces take the ball every fifth day and are expected to keep their team in the game each time out. He has often had to live in the background behind pitchers like, CC Sabathia, Ben Sheets, Zack Greinke and Kyle Lohse.