Friday, May 2, 2008
Bad News: Yovani Gallardo To DL With Torn ACL
After taking that nasty tumble on his right knee during the Cubs game yesterday during that collision with Prince Fielder and Reed Johnson on a play at first base it looked awful for the Brewers and Yovani Gallardo. But Yo got up and continued to pitch, so everything seemed fine. Well we found out today everything was not fine, not even close actually. News broke today that Brewers blossoming young pitching star Gallardo tore the ACL in his right knee on that play and was placed on the 15 day DL because of it. But will probably be moved to the 60 day DL because he will need surgery and his season is probably over. The only possible way Gallardo could pitch in another game this season is if he has a fast recovery and the Brewers make the playoffs. I'm going to hope that both of those things happen so Gallardo, who looks like an ace in training can get back on the field this season and finish what was a very strong start to the season. Although he had a record of 0-0 his ERA was 1.80 giving up only 4 earned runs and had 13 K's to only 6 walks in 20 innings. The only reason he didn't win any of his 3 starts was because the Brewers offense failed to score runs for Yovani. What makes this even more sad is the fact Gallardo had minor surgery on his other knee during spring training and missed the start of the season. After placing Gallardo on the DL the Brewers recalled Dave Bush from AAA Nashville to take Yo's spot in the rotation. Maybe this injury and the big come from behind win against the Cubs yesterday can spark this team to string together a big stretch of wins. It has happened before in baseball, it can happen again for the Crew.