(BaseballStL) -- Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo will take the mound for Game 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals after finishing a career-best in innings pitched, wins, strikeouts and ERA.
In 2011, Gallardo was 17-10 with a 3.52 ERA and 207 strikeouts in 207.1 innings pitched in 33 starts for the Brewers. Gallardo is 53-34 with a 3.63 ERA in his five year career with the Brewers.
The bad news for Gallardo and the Brewers is that he has only one win in 11 starts against the Cardinals.
“You can't think about it too much,” Gallardo said. “It's definitely a different kind of game here in the postseason and just looking forward to tomorrow (Wednesday) and hopefully give my team a chance to win.”
Gallardo is 1-7 with a 5.66 ERA in his career against the Cardinals. Gallardo’s only win came on May 7 after nearly no-hitting the Cardinals. He pitched eight innings allowing only one hit in a Brewers 4-0 victory.
Brewers head coach Ron Roenicke cannot explain why Gallardo has little success beyond his May 7 start against the Cardinals.
“You know they (Cardinals) have a good offense,” Roenicke said. “Sometimes an offense matches up better against a certain type pitcher. I don't know what the case is with this, but I know we expect him (Gallardo) to pitch a good game.”
Gallardo was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts in the NLDS against the Arizona Diamondbacks
by Scott Bierman, BaseballStL
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