Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo reacts during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum
(BaseballStL) -- After giving up four runs (all in the 1st inning) in five innings pitched, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo is now 1-8 in 12 career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Gallardo was not in command of the strike zone early as he walked five batters and allowed eight hits in his five innings pitched. Gallardo was able to settle down and did not allow a run in the four innings after the Cardinals four-run first inning.
“He’s got all the pitches,” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. “We got to him before he got sharp, but he’s the real deal and he showed it. He’s every bit of good as a number one starter is supposed to be.”
Gallardo previously had a 5.66 ERA against the Cardinals before his dismal NLCS Game 3 start.
The Cardinals will play the Brewers next on Thursday at 7:05 CT at Busch Stadium.