Aug 17, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (49) hits a single to drive in two runs against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
With his hit tonight, Yovani Gallardo extended his current hitting streak to five games. It's the sixth hitting streak of at least five games by a pitcher in Brewers history, and the second streak by Yovani Gallardo. Here are the other streaks:
|Player||Streak||Date of First Game||Date of Last Game|
|Marty Pattin*||6||April 23, 1969||May 20, 1969|
|Yovani Gallardo||6||June 25, 2011||July 30, 2011|
|Jamey Wright||5||April 24, 2001||May 14, 2001|
|Wes Obermueller||5||May 29, 2004||July 8, 2004|
|Chris Narveson||5||July 23, 2010||August 14, 2010|
|Yovani Gallardo||5||July 26, 2012||?|
How long will this streak continue for Gallardo? Just two more games and he'll have the longest streak on this list.
* Note on Marty Pattin's streak - He did have a game during the streak where he was pinch hit for before having an at-bat. By MLB rules, this allowed his streak to continue.