Everyone loves a Yovani-day, right?
Yovani Gallardo (8-4, 2.86 ERA) takes the mound today for the Brewers, who are attempting to get back to eight games over .500 for the first time since completing a sweep of theon June 17. Gallardo has had a couple of short outings recently, but all told he was very good in June: he posted a 2.20 ERA in 32.2 innings. He's also been a workhorse: He's averaging slightly less than 6.2 innings per start on the season and has thrown 100 or more pitches in 13 of his 15 appearances.
For the Mets, it's Mike Pelfrey (5-3, 4.67) taking the mound. The Met defense faltered behind him his last time out, creating a situation most pitchers wouldn't find amusing:
"There was a point there, I started laughing," Pelfrey said following his five-inning outing. "You want the ball to get hit to those guys. They make great plays all the time. That was just weird."
(h/t CBS, via TheJay)
Hopefully the Brewers can give him something to laugh about today as well.
McCalvy):is back in the lineup, and gets a rare start as well (h/t
Ryan Braun LF
Mat Gamel 3B
Jody Gerut CF
Yovani Gallardo RHP
In the bullpen:
threw 25 pitches last night, and has appeared in two straight games.
threw 13 pitches last night.
has not pitched since Monday.
has not pitched since Monday. last pitched on Sunday.
last pitched on Sunday.
Wednesday's matinee game thread is now open.