Brewers vs. Orioles: Gallardo starting one day after late-game heroics

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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Today's Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Nick Markakis - RF Jean Segura - SS
Manny Machado - 3B Ryan Braun - RF
Adam Jones - CF Jonathan Lucroy - C
Chris Davis - 1B Carlos Gomez - CF
Nelson Cruz - LF Mark Reynolds - 3B
J.J. Hardy - SS Scooter Gennett - 2B
Nick Hundley - C Khris Davis - LF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Lyle Overbay - 1B
Bud Norris - RHP Yovani Gallardo - RHP

The Greatest Hitter of This Generation is starting for the Brewers. Weirdly, he's starting at pitcher, though. Based on his last handful of performances, you might think that wasn't his natural position.

After launching a 10th inning double into the left-center field gap to drive in the winning run against the Orioles last night, Yovani "Slugger" Gallardo will take the mound Wednesday to try and one-up himself. Though he was the hero last night, he hasn't had quite so much success on the mound of late.

Prior to missing his last start with a sprained ankle, the Brewers' right hander had slowed down quite a bit after a hot start in April. In four May starts, he has just one quality start and, overall, a 6.33 ERA and 746 opponents' OPS. Because of his injury he hasn't pitched since the 20th. Hopefully a little bit of extra rest will help him break his personal May curse.

Meanwhile, the Brewers are sticking with their newly optimized batting order. With a right-hander on the mound, Scooter Gennett gets the start at second. Meanwhile Lyle Overbay will play first as Mark Reynolds takes third.

Khris Davis remains in left field, and will likely see a lot fewer days off in coming weeks as he swings a scorching hot bat. Over his last eight games, he is hitting .387/.457/.903 with four home runs. This great stretch has his season OPS up to a respectable .749. The bottom half of the order has not been great for Milwaukee this season, but Davis catching fire certainly helps.

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