Yovani Gallardo's strong day unraveled a bit in the sixth inning, when he allowed five Cardinals to reach. The second of those five was Matt Carpenter and he was awarded first base on a pretty rare event: A Yovani Gallardo hit batsman.
Entering today's contest Gallardo had gone 63 consecutive starts without hitting an opposing batter, a streak that dated all the way back to April of 2011. That was the third-longest streak in franchise history:
|Pitcher||Start Date||End Date||Starts|
|Moose Haas||May 21, 1977||September 27, 1980||90|
|Moose Haas||May 31, 1983||September 26, 1985||73|
|Yovani Gallardo||April 27, 2011||Today||63|
Since the start of that streak, 22 other Brewer pitchers have hit at least one batter. Randy Wolf led the way with 19 over that stretch, followed by Kameron Loe with five. Counting his time as an Oriole in 2012, Wolf hit 20 batters in the stretch between Gallardo's plunkings.