On this day in 2011 the Brewers powered past the Astros 14-7 to improve to 10-9 on the season. Three Brewers homered in the game: Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo, the pitcher.
Gallardo's homer came against Nelson Figueroa in the fourth inning and expanded the Brewer lead to 5-3. It was Gallardo's ninth career home run, moving him into sole possession of first place on the Brewer all-time list for pitchers. He's since added two more to open up the lead a bit:
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It's worth noting, of course, that the Brewers have still played the majority of their major league games as a member of the DH-era American League. With that said, Gallardo's franchise-record eleven home runs are tied for the 44th-most ever for a major league pitcher. With his next longball he'll tie longtime Milwaukee Brave Lew Burdette for 41st.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 1989-90 Brewer Terry Francona, who turns 54.
- 1976-85 Brewer Moose Haas who turns 57. We covered his birthday in this space last year.