Stat Of The Day: CC's Record Is Safe

If you haven't already heard, Yovani Gallardo wasn't able to provide a fitting encore today for Tuesday's complete game. In his next start after shutting out the Braves, Gallardo was only able to complete five innings against the Cubs, allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks, striking out just two. 

Since Miller Park opened in 2001, Brewer pitchers have thrown 55 complete games. Only one pitcher, though, has gone the distance in back to back starts:

Pitcher Consecutive CGs
CC Sabathia 3
52 others 1

Sabathia completed three games in a row between July 13 and 23 of 2008, in his second, third and fourth starts as a Brewer. Here's a closer look at the outings:

Date Opponent IP H R ER BB K
7/13/2008 Reds 9 8 2 2 1 9
7/18/2008 Giants 9 4 1 1 0 10
7/23/2008 Cardinals 9 3 0 0 2 7

In the first of those games, Sabathia also hit a home run in a 3-2 win. He would go on to record seven complete games in 17 regular season starts.

Before Sabathia, the last Brewer starter to pitch back to back CGs was Scott Karl in 1996.

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