Yovani Gallardo: not an All-Star?
- There are many players deserving to be an all-star this season, but no bigger then Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo. With free agent C.C Sabathia leaving the Brew Crew in the offseason, there were a ton of questions regarding the Brewers pitching rotation. Everyone knows the Brewers have the bats with Prince Fielder & Ryan Braun, but the pitching was the main concern coming into the season. Gallardo is not only the ace of this staff, I feel like he is one of the best young pitchers in the majors. Gallardo for the season is currently 8-5 with a 2.75 ERA and almost 10 K/9.
Whether Gallardo gets to pitch one inning in the middle of July is inconsequential. What's consequential is that Gallardo, who missed nearly all of last season with a serious knee injury, has now established himself as one of the best pitchers in the league. If Gallardo were getting any help at all from his rotation-mates, the Brewers might be running away with the NL Central.