Today in Brewer History: Going, Going, Gallardo

This week we celebrated a moment that's become moderately familiar: Yovani Gallardo pitched a great game and provided the offensive firepower in a Brewer victory. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of another such game. On this day in 2009, the Brewers beat Randy Johnson and the Giants 4-2 and Yovani Gallardo drove in three of the runs himself with a fifth inning homer.

In Johnson's 22 major league seasons he allowed 411 home runs to 284 players, but Gallardo was the first opposing pitcher ever to take him deep. Gallardo is also once of just three current Brewers who hit a home run against Johnson before he retired. Ryan Braun and Mark Kotsay are the others. Braun hit his in 2008 when Johnson was with the Diamondbacks, and Kotsay hit his as an Athletic in 2006, while Johnson was a Yankee.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 2003 Brewer Matt Ford, who turns 29.

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