February 8, 2016

Gallardo rebounds to help Brewers sweep Giants

Just two days after his drunk driving arrest, Yovani Gallardo rebounded and pitched

Yovani Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo

the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-2 win over San Francisco, sweeping the Giants in their 3-game series at Miller Park.

Gallardo (1-1) worked 6-strong innings, allowing 5-hits and only 1 walk on picking up his first win of the season.

AUDIO: Mgr. Ron Roenicke says Yovani was more aggressive :08

After the embarrassment of his drunk driving arrest on Tuesday, it was a big outing for Gallardo and naturally he’s glad he was able to come out and pitch well.

AUDIO: Yovani Gallardo is glad he pitched well :11

The Brewers got home runs from Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy and Gallardo.  Gallardo’s 2-run homer is his first this season and the 11th of his career.  Braun’s home run is his third this season, a 2-run shot in the first.  He had been in a 1 for 18 slump, including 11 strikeouts.

Milwaukee did all the damage in the first three innings off of Giants ace Matt Cain
(0-2).  The Giants have now lost 4 of their last 6 and fell to 0-4 in games that Cain has pitched in this season.

The Brewers have bounced back to win 4-straight games after a 2-8 start.  They swept the Giants for the first time since 2008.

Mike Fiers

After the game, the Brewers optioned right hander Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville and recalled right-hander Hiram Burgos.  The 25-year old Burgos will make his major league debut by starting Saturday against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park.


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