MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 22: Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the game at Miller Park on August 22, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Yovani Gallardo pitched seven solid innings today, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out nine. He's now pitched seven or more innings in five consecutive starts, which is nowhere near the franchise record:
Gallardo is, however, one of just four pitchers who have pitched seven or more innings in five consecutive games during the Miller Park Era. One of those pitchers did it five times:
In the fourth of his five streaks above Ben Sheets also struck out 46 opposing batters over 36.1 innings. Gallardo's nine strikeouts today brought him up to 35 in his streak.